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”.
haha Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
It really is. Great movie.. I should try to find it on-line and watch it again.
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.
I always hope to get venison, but our freezer gets packed with goose and duck instead. I prefer the venison.
what a wonderful glimpse into your life – you captured the essence of late summer
I love these photos. What a wonderful weekend! Despite those darn tomatoes, lol. Oh Heidi, I sure feel your pain on that one…
I’ve nobody to blame buy myself for all those tomatoes. And maybe my husband. I’ll just keep giving some away and dealing with as many as I can.
Triffid sauce – haha!
I wonder if that book is still taught in the schools? I didn’t know if anyone would know what I meant.
I loved that book!
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
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.
Thankyou. Though that is just a couple of upholstered stools in front of the window – a moveable window seat.
I did notice they weren’t built-ins, but it’s a nice way to create a window seat.
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.
Your tomatoes really do look yummy… you’ll miss them when they’ve gone!
I’ll miss having ripe, tasty tomatoes, for sure. There should be lots in the freezer though by the time they are done.
Love seeing the girls doing chores! My kids do all the cleaning around here and it’s heavenly. Your veggies are gorgeous, too.
I love seeing them do chores, too! It’s good work experience.
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.
I do the same with whole tomatoes. They come in handy throughout the winter.
What a great weekend! Family! Fun! Fod!
If I could borrow your little cleaner for a few days…..
She is handy to have around when you aren’t feeling well.
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!!
It’s been a pleasure – I love reading about the eBay you cut out waste.