21 08 2012


Well I am finishing up the day doing something I did not even think about this morning.  On my way back from the Farmers Cooperative I stopped at my local farm stand to get some corn.  The farmer stopped to talk and I asked him if I could have a box of tomatoes tomorrow.  Well they had them today.

 They are all medium tomatoes and are just ripe for making sauce.  I make my sauce in the crock pot.  It takes about 4 hours to cook and meld all the flavors together.  I used about 25 tomatoes and put them into boiling water  for about 3 minutes  and then into cold water.  After taking off the skins I cut them into quarters and put them into the pot.   I cut up some onions, peppers and garlic, sautéed them with fresh picked basil, oregano, fresh bay , fresh rosemary and a good olive oil.    This then

went into the pot.  After this is done I will add a small amount of sugar to cut the acid and put them into freezer containers.   In the winter I will use them in soups, spaghetti sauces. goulash and many more things.  I found this to be an easy way to get the job done and you are not standing over a hot stove for most of the day.




  No news on the hatching front.  Soon I hope.


This is a rug I crocheted in FLorida last winter.  It’s a small rug that I now use in front of my back door.  Its probably 3 feet by 2 feet.  It  is made from old torn sheets, nightgowns and other clothes.  There is a single sheet and a full size sheet in this plus the clothes.  It didn’t take long to make and will last a long time a second use for the clothing and sheets that are in it.  I do love  recycling like this.