saturday and sunday

Another summer weekend over, and school that much closer. This weekend, the dad, my sister-in-law and my mother-in-law were in Winnipeg visiting a cousin, so the rest of us hung out together.

We cleaned, ate dinners at the farm, had a sleep-overs with mini-cousins, ate breakfast at the farm, had pony rides, 4-wheeler rides, lawn mower rides, picked from the garden and spent a hour or two down at the lake battling the waves. Oh, and I made more tomato sauce.

The tomatoes are really starting to get to be a problem. We picked a bucket and a box and could have picked many more. Two pans of sauce didn’t even get me a third of the way down my bucket. My tomatoes are going to take over the world. We’ve dubbed this batch of sauce “Triffid Sauce”.

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26 thoughts on “saturday and sunday

  1. haha Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

  2. It looks so yummy! We are in the same situation with tomatoes and squash! My cellar is full and have to save room in the freezer for the venison we all hope to get this fall.

  3. what a wonderful glimpse into your life – you captured the essence of late summer

  4. Sarah says:

    I love these photos. What a wonderful weekend! Despite those darn tomatoes, lol. Oh Heidi, I sure feel your pain on that one…

  5. jmgoyder says:

    Triffid sauce – haha!

  6. We only had 4 plants of tomatoes and boy did we get a lot. The sun this year along with watering them daily brought a wealth of them…but not near what you’re handling…Diane

  7. What a busy weekend, I’m sure you are ready for a bit of a rest by now. The view from the window seat is gorgeous, I’ve always wanted a built-in window seat, but never had one. The photos of your home, what a beautiful home you have.

  8. Lauren says:

    I can’t believe summer is coming to a close already. Kids here started school today — wild.

    Good luck with all those tomatoes! I am a little jealous… but hoping for a second harvest this fall.

  9. PJ Girl says:

    Your tomatoes really do look yummy… you’ll miss them when they’ve gone!

  10. Love seeing the girls doing chores! My kids do all the cleaning around here and it’s heavenly. Your veggies are gorgeous, too.

  11. oceannah says:

    I love that whole ‘get the kids to do the cleaning’ thing you’ve got going on there Heidi 🙂 I’ll tell you the tomatoes that trouble you will be long missed after that first frost…When I can’t do another batch of salsa or sauce I just take a zip bag to the garden and pop them right in then chuck the whole bag in the freezer SUPER EASY. They defrost a bit then the skin comes right off or I blend them whole in the vitamix for simple sauce or even easier soup.
    *anna

  12. Lynne Ayers says:

    What a great weekend! Family! Fun! Fod!

  13. Subtlekate says:

    If I could borrow your little cleaner for a few days…..

  14. Jennifer says:

    What wonderful photos Heidi! 🙂
    Produce so perfect, I could reach in and take a bite out of those tomatoes!
    Thanks for visiting my blog. You have no idea how much I appreciate it!!

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