|Katie's 1st Extreme Couponing Trip to Walgreens ~ paid $3.40 Cash!|
|Katie, Amy & Emmalynn's Yummy Chocolate Marble Cake for dessert on Wednesday night!|
|Baby dress for my little friend Lauren!|
|Another smocked dress for Lauren!|
Yesterday I traveled farther down the road of pressure canning. We now have 15 pints of canned black eyed peas. Next I am going to can blueberries and then kidney beans for chili and casseroles. And why can instead of freeze? Probably the most important reason right now to me is ~ more jars to enter in the state fair and earn extra money. I've got the jars, had the beans (frozen), and just needed a $1 box of lids. Also, if we have a power outage from a tornado, hurricane, or tripped breaker ~ this food
won't spoil! Its something I've wanted to do for several years, just had to work up the courage
to use the pressure canner (its always been a scary concept to me).
The Lord has richly blessed us this week with rain. My tomato plants are tremendously happy.
The cucumber and bell pepper plants are thriving also ~ Katie and I are looking
forward to pickle making days! Greg is thrilled that the rain has filled the pool to capacity +. And we don't need to run the sprinklers for the trees and garden. Bonus ~ its cooled the weather down 10-15 degrees during the day. We've had many 100+ temp days already, and its only June.
Will has been in Memphis all week. From the sounds of everything, the week is great.
He is part of a mission team from our church ministering to children in inner city
neighborhoods. He loves children, so this is a perfect fit for him. He gets home
tomorrow and I am sure we will hear many stories.