Fresh cucumbers & onions pickled in 50/50 Vinegar/Water and just a little Splenda.
Fresh-picked corn, cabbage, and squash.
We blanched the corn on the cob and then sliced it off and froze 4 bags.
We got these four bags of corn from 14 ears of corn.
We went back and picked 34 more today!
I made this cabbage slaw out of some cabbage we picked, apples from our tree, raisins, pecans, and a dressing of mayo and lime juice, salt & pepper. YUM.
This was made from canned peach pie filling, but I did buy some fresh peaches at the farmer's market today along with some nectarines, tomatoes, jalapenos, cantaloupe, and a jar of local honey.
The honey came from Addy, a little town about an hour south of us. Addy is one of the places where the fires are raging. When we were there today at a little antique store, we saw the firefighters in helicopters working frantically to get them under control. This one is still only 10 percent controlled, which is pathetic.
I didn't buy a thing.
I was more distracted and interested in the fire-fighting we could see going on...
More fires have broken out today and gone out of control. Three firefighters have lost their lives today and four were injured. It's so sad.
Yesterday we were sitting out in our yard and heard a helicopter coming. I didn't think to go get my camera before it was upon us. It flew right in front of our house in front of the mountain at a very low altitude. I could see clearly that it was a military helicopter. We had heard on the news that 200 National Guard were coming with one Blackhawk Helicopter. I don't think what flew by the house was a Blackhawk, but it was definitely military and Army green. It made me cry to see them coming. I'm such a crybaby! It makes me emotional to see our military coming to the rescue. I wish they'd send more.
This was how it looked from our backyard about 30 minutes ago. I took these pictures from our back driveway...
When we left this morning, it was clear-blue skies, but when we returned, this is how it looked. So smokey you could barely see the mountains, and you couldn't see them all as some were obscured by the smoke. The fires aren't even really that close to us. They are just so big and so many across the state, the smoke travels a long way.
Sorry to end on kind of a bummer, but that's the way it is. This state needs LOTS more help with the firefighting before the whole damn thing burns to the ground. I'm not exaggerating either. It's bad. If you're the praying kind, say a big one for these men battling these fires and for the people whose homes are in their paths.