Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Just finished canning these 5 quarts of salsa a few minutes ago!

I wish I had a bigger garden--both my daughters love my homemade salsa. A quart of it does not last very long at all at any of our homes. So I am hoping to get to make more.

Our car, a 1998 Toyota Camry with 140,000 miles on it has decided to give us some problems. We cannot complain though, as this is only the third thing we have had to deal with it since we got it in 2000. The other was the water pump and as it was time for it, the mechanic just went ahead and changed the timing belt while he had it. They both had lasted much longer than is normal. So, with the problem now, which my husband and son-in-law think is the starter, my husband had to drive the truck to work. Leaving me without wheels till it is fixed.

Otherwise, I would be very tempted to go on a hunt for a bushel of tomatoes. There are several Amish families in Parke Country that sells produce. If we get it fixed, I may try to go next week....I have promised to go help my daughter freeze corn again on Saturday. Her stepson wants to come and help, but don't know if his mom will allow him. He would be my daughter's shadow if they had them all the time. It is so strange, he is so much like her that it isn't even funny.

I definitely need to go start on some laundry has been waiting patiently for 2 days. I was hoping it would decide to do itself, but no such luck.

Grandmother's Flower Garden

I decided to at least take a picture of this Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt that I bought at a yard sale a couple of years ago. It is actually the first pictures I have taken of it I think. It is approximately 5 ft. square. One side of the hexagon measures 5/8's of an inch finished. The quilt has a couple bad spots--one is a little tear and the other there is a spot where top and batting is missing--I just found that this morning. I cannot remember if I gave $1 or $2 for this quilt--either way it was one of the best buys I have ever come across.