Saturday, August 6, 2011

A day of rest

After furiously canning yesterday and scrubbing tomato pulp and seeds from the floor, ceiling, and counters the tomato skins in the garbage can finally stopped laughing at the mess they'd made.  I decided to take it easy today.  I slept late and made a big lunch for my family - cornbread, dumplin's, hominy, canned green beans and potatoes, cukes and onions in vinegar, and garden fresh tomatoes topped off by a big glass of iced tea.

I still need to sweep and mop the kitchen floor, but I decided to tiptoe out to my flowers and snip a few to bring inside.









The boys are outside so it's the perfect time to get the kitchen floor clean.  Too bad it will only stay that way for a short while.

8 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

I planted those candystripe zinnas thisyear. I put in lots to have the cut flowers.You are way ahead of me, I froze some blueberries and thats all for this year. Getting lots of tomatoes so will hope to set some aside.

floweringmama said...

Hey Steve, aren't the candystripes beautiful? I'd never grown any until last year. I've been contemplating what to do with all the tomatoes I have...I'm thinking of roasting them but not sure how to can them after that.

Janet, said...

Your flowers are so pretty. You have been canning, canning and canning! You deserve a rest. Tomatoes are so messy, but that's okay, since they taste so good.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Great Photos! I love the summer bounty list you have on the side! Great idea. Thanks for sharing. I really like your blog!

Dawn said...

Your lunch sounds absolutely amazing! With summer here I often forget how to cook and shove sandwiches out the back door!
Those are lovely blooms...and I hear you on the floors. Clean ones never last;))

Jules said...

Just got back to blog world. Sorry I missed that lunch. :( Your flower photos are wall hanging beautiful! Wish I could grow more than shade. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Anonymous said...

Yummy to my tummy!

Anonymous said...

Loved your flower pictures. I'm jealouse - mine have been neglected during the hot summer days. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend. Mom