The grapes are turning purple!
Another week or two and I'll be making Grape Jelly.
I picked these little plums yesterday morning.
I got all that were on the tree, but it wasn't many.
I got exactly one cup of juice which made exactly one cup of jelly after boiling with sugar. It tastes really good!
Then yesterday I put the leftovers in a casserole dish and layered it with parmesan and sharp cheddar, covered it with foil, and baked it for 45 minutes.
"This zucchini-flecked cornbread walks a delicious line between sweet and savory."
I love it.
I first saw the recipe link HERE.
You can find it here: Zucchini Cornbread
Hello, little deer munching on apples.
Seems everybody is doing that around here these days.
Ken said this is a "spike."
See the beginnings of a rack on his head?
Cute little booger, isn't he?
He wasn't at all nervous about me being so close and taking his picture.
I love the name of this road.
We decided to see where it led yesterday.
It was a paved road for about one mile with this view.
Then it turned into a dirt road so we turned around.
Gillette Lake to the east of us.
They had a large dock and swimming area with a big floating trampoline to jump off of.
How fun would that be? My lake-swimming days are over.
I might float on a big tractor inner-tube, but that's about it.
I'm afraid of some weird amoeba-germ-bacteria-microbe getting into my brain.
I've read too many horror stories. What?
YOU are a freak.
We were supposed to go to the Garlic Festival at China Bend Winery today from 12-5, but it's really smokey out there. We're not sure if we're going to go now or not. Don't want to get out there and have the roads close because of wildfires. We're going to monitor the fire website and see. I'm thinking we probably won't go anywhere with it like this.
I just took this picture standing in our backyard...
(Through the smokey haze)