Friday, August 27, 2010

Real Life

This past week has been a bit crazy.  It's been sticky.  It's been canning stuff (canner, jars, lids, rings, cooking pot, etc) sitting on every counter surface available.  It's been tomato-y, chicken-y, toy-y, pesto-y, dirt-y, dust-y, laundry-y.  It's real {summer} life and it's almost over.

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  1. Oh glory! I got exhausted just looking at that! But I have one question...why is there a big seashell on the table with the chickens? Hmmm....

    Me cut chicken big shell. You cook chicken big fire.

    I think I got up too early this AM... :-)

  2. One thing you may rest assured house looks exactly the same way. Your tomatoes look wonderful by the way. In this part of the country many of us have had problems with tomatoes not setting or ripening slowly or cracking.

  3. Oh. My. Gosh. You have been busy. I'm going back to bed now for a nap. (Times like this I always have to ask myself: "What do we do to occupy our time during the dead of winter?")

  4. I spy my two buckets of tomatoes there in the next to last picture! Thanks!!!

  5. Yup, looks just like my house, for sure, minus the two young helpers. I was up late last night waiting on the roasted tomatoes in the oven, plucking basil leaves to make pesto today. It's a busy time, but a fun time and what a blessing the family shares in the work!

    Love you blog. Many blessings to you all.

  6. it! And Menno made me LAUGH! Too funny...

    As usual TH...inspirational!!

  7. Exhausting! I know for a fact that my eyes would be twitching if I'd just finished a week like that! You are soooo THE WOMAN!!!

  8. beautiful pictures! I love seeing real life, not something styled and posed.
    The photo of your kids helping at the table is great!
    I came over via Amy's blog (wonderful interview, by the way!).
    I'll be back. I've enjoyed reading your posts and looking at your yummy recipes.

  9. Michelle is right, you are THE WOMAN! Now I want pesto. And tomatoes. :)

  10. I love that everyone is helping! I think what I love more are the dirty dishes in the sink and the piles of laundry. Makes me feel better when I have those things unfinished.

  11. Love your pictures! We won't be canning much this summer, our house is on the market and it just wouldn't work so well! I am missing it though in a weird sort of way! We think we'll have enough canned tomatoes from last year! But I am freezing pesto too. I think it is my favorite summer time dish!

    When do you start back school? We've already started here.

    Have a great weekend.

    Judi :)

  12. Menno Jeweler, I have no idea why there is a shell on that chickening table. Probably for the same reason that our toy moose is wearing pink slippers. Kids.

    Mama Pea, Tell me about it. In the winter I always think I'll have more time in the summer (when we're not doing school). In the summer, it's the other way around. When will I stop deluding myself?!

    Judi, I hope your school year is off to a great start- we start school on Monday- yeehaw!

  13. Love it. I think we have weeks like this to make us grateful for the season to end. I'm still waiting on my tomatoes to ripen so I can get them into jars. Thanks for the great blog. I , too, came over from homestead revival and I'm loving your blog so far.

  14. You just have a wonderful site,I love all the pics and instructions.Now you have me motivated for canning apples this month. :)

  15. I have a dehydrator and when I take the skins off my tomatoes, I put them on the dehydrator and get them good and crisp, then I pulverize them in the food processor until they're a powder. This tomato powder is excellent for adding to soups and stews. :-)


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