Monday, July 25, 2011

A Fruitful Day!

Just the beginning of the bounty from our garden!
Happy Monday! I'm writing this a bit later in the day then intended, but better late then never. I was absent from blogging last week due to 2 of the 3 kiddos going to Bible day camp, where I also volunteered to help with crafts. On Friday it was off on a big field trip with Teddy Bear and his Summer Academy classmates. The heat and humidity was oppressive, so afternoons weren't very productive around here!

Enough about last week. Yesterday morning started the week off with a bang. Well, actually a peck. Poor Teddy Bear got pecked in the eye by one of our chicks. When I saw a large red spot by his pupil, I knew we had to go to the E.R. The excursion lasted only 2 hours, which is amazingly speedy, considering that we had to wait for an opthamologist to come in to make a final check on his eye. Shawn and I are very thankful that it was "only" a superficial corneal abrasion, but Teddy Bear was in a lot of pain yesterday. We told him no more giving the chicks kisses. This afternoon he told me that he was going to tell "those little boogers" no more pecking! At least he isn't afraid of them.

Today started cool and sunny. When I went out to let the chickens out of the coop, I was very reluctant to go back in the house to start the day. It so beautiful and quiet, one of the moments where you can almost feel God's hand on you. But I headed in after a moment to eat, shower and get the kiddos going.

I usually go grocery shopping on Monday mornings, and today was no exception. After a quick trip into town, I returned home to put away groceries. While making room for the new stuff, I found a bag with a little bit of lettuce that was past it's prime for us, but perfectly good for the chickens. I brought it out to them, checked the water situation. Then I wandered up to the garden to take a peek. I found 4 zucchini and a good handful of peas. Princess was picking raspberries, then I headed for the herb garden. I knew exactly what we were having with dinner tonight! Grilled zucchini with fresh herbs.

After lunch and afternoon chores, I got out the food processor and shredded 4 zukes, packed 2 cups into a baggie, which I then loaded into a Tupperware freezer container. I have enough shredded zucchini to make 8 loaves of one of my kids' faves, chocolate zucchini bread. I left out a package so I can (hopefully) make a batch of bread tomorrow.

While in town, I quickly stopped at our local Salvation Army Thrift Store. I am on a mission for a big pot, either for popcorn or canning. I didn't find a pot, but I did find an awesome, super big waffle iron! I'm thinking homemade waffles to freeze for the kiddos, I can make a big batch of waffles and freeze them for during the week. I might even make a few for Mama and Daddy!

So, that's whats going on up here on our hill. Hope you all have a great week, and I hope to be back soon.

1 comment:

  1. I will have to try the chocolate zucchini bread. I over planted intentionally and so far have 20, 2-cup freezer bags of shredded zucchini, enough to keep our family (3 households) supplied for a bit!