Thursday, August 19, 2010

A little this and that...

My honey is on the mend from his cold (still coughing) and it looks like I won't be escaping the nasty little bug. So, I tried to take it easy the past few days. Our church is having our Sunday service at the river for baptisms. We'll have a pot blessing after service. I'm so hoping I will be well by then.

So.. let's see.. what did I do today? In between resting and coughing I roasted the Poblano peppers from our garden. I used some for Chile Rellenos. Since I wasn't feeling well I did the Rellenos in stages. I don't have a dishwasher so I roasted the chile's early and washed those dishes. Then a few hours later I peeled the skins off of them. Then later I made the sauce and washed those dishes. That left with me with just a few skillets and our plates and silverware after dinner. I wasn't up to washing a sink full of dishes. The older I get the easier it is to work in stages. I find it much easier to break big jobs down into smaller portions.

Our garden is in full production. Yesterday (in between coughing spells) I canned 8 quarts of apples.  Last week (did I already tell you this?) I pressure canned a batch of homemade tomato sauce and another batch of whole tomatoes plus one pint of pickled beets and a batch of salsa.  I'm growing the wrong kind of tomatoes for canning. I should be growing Roma's. If we are still living here next summer then I'll plant Roma's (Lord willing).  I've made several huge batches of salsa and still have tomatoes coming out our ears. I think I'll make some spaghetti sauce next and use it with the zucchini.

I spent some time gathering scriptures on a biblical communication and a wife's tongue for a friend and then rested while listening to Hinds Feet on High Places.

All in all it was a very nice day!


  1. I haven't commented before however have been reading your blog. Everytime I come here I just feel such peace. Great job on all the canning you are doing.

  2. Sounds like me, I've been doing a little of this and a little of that and loving all of the this and that, that is getting done! Sounds like a tongue twister. Have a blessed day.

  3. I would love to taste your peppers!!! I hope you and hubby are feeling better! What an old fashion form of water baptism. I like it :)

  4. I was wondering if you had a dishwasher... Every summer our church holds a service in a nearby town and does a Baptism in the pond there. I always tell people it is the BEST Sunday in the whole year. Beforehand, we have an outdoor pancake, fruit, sausage, and juice breakfast, we all sit in lawn chairs and then testimonies are told and then the Baptisms. It is so awesome, so touching, so meaningful, so uplifting and wonderful. Like I said, the BEST Sunday in the whole year!


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