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July 15, 2013

Amish Cook and summer time

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Timothy is working long and hours it’s hard for him to keep up with the housework all the time.

Last week, we made quite a few batches of strawberry freezer jam. My rhubarbs are looking very nice since the rains so want to make one more batch of juice.

We are enjoying red potatoes, peas, green peppers and hot peppers from the garden. We have small zucchinis almost ready to pick. Red beets are ready to use but I am leaving them to get bigger to pack pickled beets. Tomato plants are loaded with tomatoes and corn is looking nice again. Our sweet onions are getting very big and doing extra well. The cooking onions I store over the winter are doing great as well. Meal planning is so much easier with the garden goodies. Joe planted another patch of sweet corn yesterday for later use.

Son Kevin, 7, does not get along with our rooster. He usually gathers the eggs and has had a few surprises from behind from that rooster. We also have a hen with a bad attitude. Daughter Susan came out to the barn and heard this hen really squawking. She could not keep from laughing when she seen Kevin and the hen face to face and the hen’s feathers were all raised.

Kevin had an egg aimed to throw at the hen for his protection.

Kevin keeps us all laughing. He wanted to help me mix Loretta’s birthday cake but after cracking the first egg too hard it fell on the counter-top.

He did manage to get the others in the bowl. We a made the cake while Loretta was outside sitting on the swing. We hide it until supper time so Loretta could be surprised.

Try this salad with your garden lettuce.

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