Saturday, July 16, 2011

we have been busy...

nothing much new there huh, seems like the weeks are flying by so darn fast. 
It's that season again, time to put up veggies for the year and I love it.
If my honey did not have the contacts that he has with south Georgia and a particular farmer who  sends his produce up here as we order it, fresh picked the day before then I probably would not do it.
But, seeing as how he does, well then, I do :)

we get corn, squash, baby limas, butter beans,white acre peas, pink eye peas, cream peas, vidilia onions, squash, peppers, tomatos, cucumbers, and what ever else this man has to offer.
Dean comes to work tells Michael what he has about to be picked and then Michael either tells him to bring him some or asks me what I want and I make a list and then they are picked and brought up the next day or brought when they are harvested...but he wont pick on fridays and bring them on monday thats too long to suit him...
**just to be fair... Dean sells TRUCK LOADS of stuff for the guy who farms he takes orders from everyone on the job not just Michael.

the prices are unbelieveable and all the beans and peas come shelled so a buschel is 2 gallon freezer bags stuffed as full as they will go...

Bradley is my big helper on some stuff he worked off and on for two hours putting up Squash for future meals...
 this little as seen on tv contraption I bought several years ago... actually this is my second one... as I wore the first one out.... it is the handiest and best chopper ever invented and I so wish I had thought of it as I might would be well off today had I. 
 I would wash and cut the squash and bradley chopped them up...
 and said cheese several times for the camera.....
 I love when kids are interested... I am sure in a few short years he wont be the least bit interested in helping Grandma with chores or work...

I bought Michael a little shop vac to replace the one we loaned to Martha and finally just gave to her... and I think it really is Bradleys Vacuum....Bradley spent the night one night last week, and after his bath he and papa played with the vacuum for quite some time

 it was way too funny to watch as Bradley went from being somewhat afraid of the vacuum to being in total control of it.   Papa sucked up his toes of his jammers
 and he made his what are you doing crazy, face.....
 then he worked on cleaning the couch and sucking his hand...
the next day I think it was or maybe a day or two later Bradley made a huge mess with chips so we got out the vacuum and he cleaned the WHOLE HOUSE... to him it was all play to me it got a necessary chore done with only a little help from grandma... I would plug in the vacuum and he would suck up all in reach.... I showed him how to do base boards and corners which he took particular joy in then would move to another part of the room... in the end he was worn out and the room was good and vacuumed!

He is such a happy little guy... cause after he and grandma put up the squash ... we went to"'EAT" at his favorite  place... MCDONALDS!
for the next 4 weeks stephanies schedule has changed and we have Bradley from 8 am until well last night was midnight as she has school then work on Fridays... we have him while she is at school on Wednesday and Thursday and while she is at work on Sundays... this coming Sunday he is going to spend with her sister ... so he will get some awesome Auntie Kristen time in....

we have several big projects in the works.... so will have to get some pics today as Michael started yesterday on the outside ones... and I have more veggie putting up to get done today and really must go buy meat for the month ... am so happy we have managed to make it over a month on the last meat run I made... we are down to our last pack of meat ... I dont like to keep meats much more than a month or two in the freezer....

anyway got a busy weekend ahead ... hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

7 comments:

Paxie said...

Goodness gracious sakes alive woman!

I may have to take a Greyhound bus down to see you and stay for the Winter with all them vittles. However, I did think you actually grew them LOL LOL. What luck to have such a good friend like that. Makes up for the crappy ones :)

I'm happy you get to enjoy Bradley so much while he's young because you're right...there will be days when he's too busy. I do feel you'll always be extremely special to him!!!!

Stay cool and love ya!

TonjiaT said...

ok you are my hero!! I am sure you know, but your canning is helping your family in more ways than one!

My mom used to can all kinds of stuff. I remember helping her and as I got older dreading the whole process. LOL

Bradley is a great helper!

Reddirt Woman said...

Wow Laura!!! I feel right proud when I manage to go out and water and pull some weeds... and you are fixin' to can and freeze up enough food to get you through the winter, teaching Bradley the finer points of vacuuming and preserving food as well as playing and cuddling... You are my SHERO!

Helen

Bluebird49 said...

Wow--I wish we could find a friend like that--who pciks and shells the veggies.I'd gladly freeze and can them..alas, we have no such friend!:(

Mental P Mama said...

I think we should all go to Laura's for the winter...

Bluebird49 said...

Lauren-I'm with you--we'll all go down there-there'll be very little snow, and plenty of veggies and cute kiddies. I don't mind doing my share of the cooking, but Laura seems to have me beat on that, too.

Chris H said...

I have a chopping thing very similar to that! It's called an 'Alligator'.... DON'T ask me why
... I love it.
I will probably kill it soon too and have to get a new one.