Rob taught Ja’Ana how to replace the inner tube in her bike tire. We’ve been giving the bikes a real workout lately on all our camping trips and she ran over something. We spent 4 nights at Champoeg State Park. It’s near my sister’s, so were able to do our regular things, while enjoying the park in between activities.
July the 5th is BOTH of our mothers’ birthdays! So, on the 4th, we had a double birthday party.
Rob barbecued, my sister made lemon meringue pies for everyone (mine has no crust–it was great!), we used lots of garden produce, and we had a great time while celebrating the 4th of July, plus birthdays.
We drove past this flower seed field one evening. It was so beautiful!
We are enjoying lots of baby kitties right now. We need to tame some of them down because we have people who would like to have them.
We are eating peaches like crazy. I helped sell u-pick peaches Saturday, and will do so on Monday and Tuesday, as well as help can beans. I made peach upside down cake, gluten free bread from a mix, sweet and sour pork, chicken soup, coleslaw, lots of sandwiches and salads, Rob b-b-qued burgers, steak, chicken and the last of the trout for the 4th and other meals. We are eating lots of lettuce, zucchini, onions, carrots, green onions, and just started getting beans from the garden. We will can a load in the morning. Wild blackberries are also ripe on the bushes here on the property.
We did quite a bit of work in the garden this evening. We pulled out old lettuce, spinach and the broccoli plants, which turned out to be a very strange variety that was very odd and did not taste good. We were so happy that it wasn’t the tomatoes that failed! Usually, I carefully choose all of the varieties from seed catalogs and grow my own starts. This year I was at the mercy of the stores for starts because of the move. If broccoli was my greatest casualty, I’m relieved.