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July 15, 2013

Amish Cook and summer time

It is July third and 2013 is half over already. We have been having lots of rain. Last week we had a total of 8 inches. Some report more, some less.

All is still quiet around the house this morning so I decided to get up earlier than the rest to write this column. With this being vacation week for my husband Joe and daughter Elizabeth we have been sleeping in longer.

Bedtime is also later with not having to set an alarm. Such nice family time together and memories made. Sunday evening we took supper to Jacob and Emma’s house. We then went to see how their daughter Elizabeth is faring since her surgery on Thursday. She is doing as well as can be expected. The men and boys played croquet while the rest of us visited. The 8-player croquet set was a Father’s Day gift to Joe and has been played many times since.

Corn de-tasseling should be starting any day. Daughters Susan and Verena went to help rogue the corn on Saturday. If I understand correctly “to rogue” the corn is to take out the tall unwanted cornstalks out of the cornfields. This is done before the corn is de-tasseled. The fields were over a mile long and each person takes 12 rows at a time. After all this rain it made for some tough walking. Their shoes were caked with mud when they came home.

On Friday we enjoyed a fish fry at Timothy’s house. Timothy and Elizabeth cooked supper outdoors. Was very enjoyable to relax and not have to cook.

Elizabeth and Loretta went to clean Timothy’s house on Saturday. I told Elizabeth bring his laundry here to wash on Monday. She bought his curtains, extra bedding, etc to wash as well; using our spinner, ourlaundry and his dried really fast on the lines.

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