|waiting for the bus at 6:30 am|
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
We were really lucky, being just past the edge of the hurricane path - the counties east of us (Dauphin, Lebanon, and York) all got hit harden than us, with much more rain, more trees down and more wind damage. We lost power during the night and it was not restored until mid afternoon today (Sunday) - but relatively speaking, that was nothing. Just hoping the states north of us don't get hit too hard.
Incredibly enough, Sunday afternoon turned out to be a gorgeous late summer day, warm and sunny, with just a bit of a breeze. We worked in the grapes, pulling weeds in the last row - this gave us 5 loads of weeds in the back of the fourwheeler - nice addition to the compost, and a great workout. But the grapes looked happy!
|Beatiful afternoon the day after the Storm|
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
|Jens is helping to lay tile|
|3/8 inch spacers for grout|
We did pick a great color that really matches to stone wall in the living room, and does not clash with the existing brick around the fireplace either. Still need to grout it - we thought we'd get this done today, but ended up canning spaghetti sauce instead.
|Ready for molding and grout|
Monday, August 15, 2011
We have been seeing Turkeys everywhere - even Tina saw a whole flock over the weekend (so many, that she accidentally used a 4-letter word). But now there is proof: Sammy took some pictures this afternoon of turkeys sitting on our trellis end-posts in our blackberry patch. By the time she got close enough with her camera, some had already left.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Finally this week we were able to start making spaghetti sauce (2 batches so far), and Duff and Anja stopped by to help make 2 batches of salsa. They took more tomatoes to Pittsburgh with them, to work on pizza sauce and another type of salsa as well. We also have been having tomatoes in salad and pasta, on sandwiches and burgers. Just can't beat the taste of fresh, ripe, homegrown tomatoes!!!