The only way I could take his picture was if the fire truck was in the photo, too. :)
Garden is getting bigger with the help of almost 3 inches of rain in the past 2 days. What a needed gift of moisture! The dead thing in front is the cilantro that bolted a week after I planted it. It had really pretty white flowers and I am hoping it will reseed itself. The (almost) dead thing in the back is our cherry tree. :(
25 pounds of tomatoes, taking one last afternoon before going into the cooker.
I finally got my canned goods in order in the pantry! Top shelf is loaded with butters, jams, syrups, and salsas (just peach right now, those tomatoes in the picture above will be there shortly), the bottom shelf are pickles - cherry tomatoes, cranberries, dilly beans, cukes, and asparagus. I have an entire shelf to the right that will be just the tomatoes - crushed, diced, and sauced. :)
This week Timothy and I went to Norfolk, NE to drop off some stuff at the Orphan Grain Train Headquarters and get a tour of the place. It was really interesting to see all of the donations and hear about how they organize the transportation to areas in need!
Here is the sorting room...all donations go through inspection and are sorted and packed by hand.
Here are the boxes of donations, carefully packed by types of items. Through the door in the back, they have pallets that are already packed and ready to go on shipping containers or into semi trucks when a call comes in. If you are ever driving through, stop by and check it out, or even help for an hour or two! The ladies and I were already planning a future trip after we reported back. At some point, I'll grab a picture of the mats we are crocheting out of plastic garbage bags and sending.