Jun 19, 2011
Father's Day Weekend Wrap - Up!
Our party last night went great, met some fantastic new people and enjoyed conversation about gardens and where our food comes from with people whose eyes don't glaze over - you know what I mean, don't you?! :)
Lots of kids here last night, I lost count LOL but they all seemed to have a good time in spite of temps in the mid 90's still at 6 pm.
Some of the "grown-ups", I'm in the blue ball cap and the gal I'm talking to in the black shirt is the much loved Gina of the "Miss Gina let us gather the eggs, mom!" fame :)
not children, but not really "grown-ups" yet, either... LOL
More kids... it seemed we were growing them on vines last night!
Is this the best hostess gift ever? Two guesses where the zinnias & eggs came from :)
On to today - I did not get around to dealing with all the green tomatoes, but I had enough ripe Amish Paste to make a quart of sauce. I also harvested some marjoram, oregano and basil to go in there with the last of last year's garlic. Not much, but it will get used this week so at least I didn't have to fire up the canner just yet. I will definitely be getting to the green tomatoes tomorrow.
Other than sauce making and bread baking early, it was Father's Day, and Daddy wanted to go swimming so that's what we did. We didn't go to the beach but instead the pool on base, knowing it would be much less crowded today as well as a bit cooler, since their whole pool deck is full of big umbrellas.
Even though it was 91 out today, it stayed pretty gray and windy which made it tolerable. We got our swimming done just as they were talking of closing the pool before the t-storms moved in.
The beans are finally coming in! Hubby got a nice Father's Day meal with his favorites, steak, stuffed potatoes, beans and bread. Maybe not the most imaginative thing, but definitely comfort food.
My dad was off flying to CT this weekend having a reunion with old submarine buddies so I'm sure he had a great Father's Day weekend even though he's in the air right now and I can't call him - Happy Father's Day, Dad!
This video is for my mom - she doesn't care for swimming at all, although she is very happy I'm sure that all of her offspring do swim LOL - but Loch went off the diving board today and wanted to "freak out grandma", so here ya go, mom - that's 12 feet of water your 8 year old grandson is jumping into :)
And Happy Father's Day to all of you, hope you were able to spend it with a special Dad, enjoy being that special Dad or talking about memories of a special dad with your family!