Monday, August 20, 2007

Raindrops Keep Falling On The Farm.... =)

I know that many areas of the country are having severe flooding. I was looking at pictures on line today. It is horrible. We are in need of rain. So, Praise the Lord He sent some our way. Maybe He diverted it from one of those areas where they are praying for no rain. We have had some good rain though and we are so thankful. Most of the storms today went north of us. However, I all of a sudden realized it had gotten pretty dark. I grabbed the camera and headed outside. These first 2 pictures are of the low hangin ceiling of clouds.



I was blessed today with getting some help from dear Miss Anna. She came over and picked my tomatoes and peppers for me. I was back in the office for a minute and I heard her come in the back door calling for me. I kept hearing a sound like small metal marbles rolling around in the big metal bowl I had sent outside with her. I asked her what I was hearing. She came around the corner with this cicada in her hand. Bless her heart, she was not the least bit afraid. My first comment was, "Don't let it go in the house." My second one was, "let me get my camera." =)
She said they were everywhere in my garden. Makes me want to go out there... NOT!!


Here is the produce that she picked for me. I know what I will be doing tomorrow. =)




We have a large chest freezer that we bought used. It is 28 cubic feet I believe. Anyway, the door to it broke awhile back and I could not open it. If you did, the liner fell out and then you could not close it. It was also in a very inconvenient place. Stuff got really old in it. We saw stuff dated 2002. So, we cleaned it out on Saturday. In it, I found some bee hive cappings. Why I froze them is beyond me. However, I have been working with them to try and save the beeswax. I think it is going to work. Each time I go through the cleaning process it gets a bit cleaner. However, I have beeswax over several of my pots and a strainer that I use often. It is NOT easy to get off either.

8 comments:

CONNIE W said...

The photos show some wonderful looking vegetables. The clouds on the other hand look a bit frightening but I'm glad you got some rain. We sure could use some.

Ron and Ginny said...

If it is possible, when you are all done with cleaning the beeswax, boil the stuff you want to clean. The wax will rise to the top and then you let it cook and skim the wax off and THEN take the utensils out of the water. If you take them out when the wax is still on the water, it will get right back on the utensil. Try it. Also, it is handy having some thrift store junky pots and stuff for things like that. :-D

Ron and Ginny said...

I meant, "then you let it COOL", not cook...

Kimmers said...

we met Ben and Kate through some people that we already knew. They have been such a blessing to us. Is it still raining where you are? It is raining here in Cincy and we really need the rain! Your garden looks great!

Lallee said...

Your sky pictures are wonderful captures. Those low ceiling clouds can be ominous but so beautiful. I'm glad you got some rain. I'm looking out the window watching my yard shrivel.

I didn't realize cicadas were so colorful~pretty. All I ever see are the shells they shed.

~~ said...

I love the pictures of your barn!! yuk on the bug. :)

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

I love the pictures of the storm clouds you took....looks like something out of a magazine.

Your produce looks great...what are you going to make with the tomatoes?

Lady_MSnow said...

So...what all did you get canned? Sounds like you had a lot to do. And as always....I love the pictures! :)