Sunday, September 26, 2010

Too Much Rain!

It started raining on Wednesday and rained until Friday! Non-stop, not kidding! It wasn't just sprinkling, it was down pouring. We got 12 plus inches of rain. Here are some pictures of the damage around our house. Many of the neighboring cities are really flooded and some towns are evacuating people.

 A bean field full of water.
The crops were almost ready to be picked, but now the farmers are going to have to wait longer.
 Water in a corn field, it almost covers the corn!
 Many roads and bridges were full of water and no was allowed to drive on them.
 The river over flowing into the ditches and roads.
 Another road and bridge closed.
 The river is so high!
 This was a gravel road! Now it's a lake.
Someone on a four-wheeler checking out the damage.

Pictures cannot even begin to explain the damage from the rain. 

Friday, September 17, 2010


Broom Corn
Red Sunflowers
Just some fall pictures! Can't believe that September is halfway over. Almost time to get ready for winter! Time flies when you are having fun! 

P.S. That is why we don't have many posts in for this month. Not enough time!

 We also had a very cute little visitor! Her name was Lily and she ran from the neighbors house to our house. About half a mile! Long way for such a little puppy. Ted really enjoyed the company, though!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Pizza, Spaghetti, or Lasagna Sauce for Canning

We love this recipe! We hope you will try it out and love it too. It tastes so good in the winter, to have fresh tomato sauce, to use for pizza, spaghetti, or lasagna.
Pizza, Spaghetti, or Lasagna Sauce for Canning

40 cups blended tomatoes  (puree in blender)
3 green peppers (blended with tomatoes)
6-7 onions (blended with tomatoes)
4 1/2 Tbs. oregano or 1/2 cup packed fresh oregano
2 1/2 Tbs. basil or 1/4 cup packed fresh basil 
5 Tbs. garlic powder or 1 1/3 cup cleaned fresh garlic
2 Tbs. & 2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
1/2 cup sugar
1-6 lb. 15 oz. can tomato paste or 8-12 oz. cans tomato paste
1 Tbs. ground pepper

Combine all the above ingredients. Cook until the foam is gone. About 2 hours. Put in sterile jars. Process in hot water bath. Pints- 40 minutes. Quarts- 50 minutes. 

Today we got eleven quarts from the above recipe. 

Tomatoes and green peppers are needed in this recipe

Sauce is cooking till the foam is gone

Cans in the cooker 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A New Month

Happy September!

August went by so fast... as did the rest of the summer. I am so sad to say summer is pretty much over and so happy to say fall has arrived! The weather makes it seem like summer, but the days are becoming shorter and soon winter will be upon us. Winter is a whole other story, but anyway Happy September!
Regular pumpkin, still looks pretty big!

Speaking of fall, this year we are growing Big Max pumpkins they are coming along quite well. The only problem is they grow to be 300 are we to get them out of the garden? LOL! We will think of something when the time comes. We are also growing Broom Corn and Indian Corn which are types of ornamental corn. Along with gourds and regular pumpkins. 

With all these beautiful things you can make a cute little display like this