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July 8, 2013

Celebrate the Amish Cook

Birthday season and celebrations for the Amish Cook

We are having thunderstorms most of the evening. Our rain gauge shows like we have over two inches of rain already. I do think we have more because the wind is blowing the rain so it might not be quite the accurate amount going in. We also had a thunderstorm last night and received a half inch of rain. We were in need of rain so we decided to water the garden. I told the boys maybe if we water the garden we will get rain.The rain clouds all seemed to go over us but soon after the garden was watered, the rain and storms arrived.

My husband Joe and sons Benjamin and Joseph spent the day fishing on the nearby lake on Saturday. They came home with around 50 bluegill, perch, and crappies. Tonight we fried the fish for our supper along with hash browns and potatoes, cheese, ice cream and strawberries.

Today on our to-do list was to mop the floors, make strawberry freezer jam, and weed the garden. Seemed we were done early. When all the children pitch in to help the work goes faster. It’s nice to be done early and have a long, relaxing evening.

Corn de-tasseling should be starting sometime after the Fourth of July. Next week Joe and daughter Elizabeth both have the week off for their annual vacation. I’m sure that week will go way too fast for them. So far we don’t have any special plans for the week.

On July 1 daughter Loretta will be 13. Wow! Our fifth teenager in the house. We as parents sure cannot complain though. They are all good children and we pray God will always be their guide through life. Son Benjamin will be 14 on July 14 and son Joseph will be 11 on July 24. Then Joe and I will have our 20th anniversary on July 15. The month of July always brings cake and ice cream

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