After about 1 1/2 weeks of having house guests, it's back to "normal" around here...whatever that might be.
The kids enjoyed time with their cousins...we are THANKFUL that they enjoy being together!
It's been oppressively hot and humid...and we are THANKFUL for our air conditioned bedroom!
The laundry pile hasn't gotten any smaller, with smelly barn clothes and extra towels from taking sometimes multiple showers in one day...but we are THANKFUL for the opportunity to be clean! Someone new to PA once commented that..."Pennsylvania is the only place they knew of where you could sweat in the shower." I think they were right!
The weeds are getting ahead of me in the garden...but I am THANKFUL for the 2 inches (!!) of rain that we got on Wednesday evening, although it came all in 45 minutes. It makes the weeds pull much easier!
Our Amish neighbor man saw my ridiculously weedy garden up close and personal this week as he reapired our calf hutches...but I am THANKFUL that the hutches he was working on are now repaired, and no calves should be able to escape and stomp on my veggies! (maybe he didn't even tell his wife about the neighbor lady's neglected garden!)
All it needs is some paint, and some new wire around the back side...
Lima beans always seem to be ready in the hottest part of the summer...but I am THANKFUL for the many packs of frozen beans that we will have in our freezer!
They're a pain to pick, and a pain to shell...but I am THANKFUL that Jenna sat with me on the porch yesterday and helped!
Just like me when I was a girl. My Mom planted tons of lima beans, and we shelled and shelled and shelled and shelled and shelled. She paid us 10 cents per cup...
I pick them young, so they really aren't fun to shell...but they taste oh so good...
I can hardly wait to taste them, cooked in milk and butter, just like Grandma used to do...
You never heard of this? Here's how...it's simple...
Put your fresh frozen lima beans into a sauce pan. Add a small amount of water, and salt to taste. Cook until soft.
Remove from heat and drain the water from the beans.
Add milk, just enough to cover, and return to heat, cooking just enough so that the milk is hot.
Drop a small amount of butter into the saucepan (1 Tbsp?) and allow the butter to melt in the hot liquid.
Serve and enjoy!
It's another scorcher today...but I am THANKFUL and HOPEFUL that the thunderstorms they are calling for will bring some relief from the humidity!
How is your summer rolling along?