Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far. Today, Sam and I made hot sauce.
He has been wanting to make hot sauce all summer. He even grew some jalapeno peppers just so he could make hot sauce. His plants didn’t make enough peppers to make any sauce but a neighbor gave us some of his peppers.
So today we make hot sauce!! It was so much fun! He said it turned out exactly how he wanted it to. We used this recipe. https://www.chilipeppermadness.com/chili-pepper-recipes/hot-sauces/roasted-red-jalapeno-pepper-hot-sauce/
Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a great week. We have been having really nice weather. Not too hot. I starting harvesting and preserving these rampicante squash this week. Just look how big this one is! 38 inches!
After harvesting, I cut them into pieces and bake in the oven. It takes about an hour on 350 ° or until it is soft.
I, of course, saved seeds from it. You can buy the seeds from https://www.rareseeds.com/store/vegetables/summer-squash/zucchino-rampicante-squash. I’m sure other seeds companies have them as well.
I then made the soup from this recipe https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/easy-butternut-squash-soup. We love this soup. I made it last fall and put it in the freezer. We were sad when it was all gone.
We have many more squash up there so I plan on putting more up in the freezer. From this one squash, I made 1 batch of soup and put enough in the freezer to make 2 more.
I spent some time with this handsome young man yesterday. Jess had to take Dave’s mom for a doctor’s appointment. Grace and I stayed with the other kids. She and the older kids played upstairs while John Luke and I hung out together.
One of our most fun things to do is go on adventures. We look for B-17 bombers and army bases. You know, things like that.
We have a bomb ready just in case we need to defend our army base. I am so amazed at his imagination and all the things he can do that we never knew if he would be able to do. Thankful for God’s gifts.
We also spent some time this week helping Jess get her school room(dining room) ready.
I love school books and the freshness of a new school year!
I am working on getting more seeds saved this morning. It has been such a beautiful morning. Temperature was 46 when I got up. It felt so good after the heat we have been having. I love this time of year!
Hello everyone! Fall is getting close and you know what that means. Time to start saving seeds!❤ This is how I save tomato seeds. First, I squeeze out all the seeds.
I rinse them in a strainer to get out most of the yuck. Put them in a jar with water. Let sit 5 days.
After 5 days the water is looking yucky. The seeds are ready to strain again.
After straining I put them on a paper plate to dry. This takes at least a week, maybe more. I make sure they are really dry before I put them away.
I also saved some squash seeds this morning. I let the squash stay on the vine until the outside is hard and a dark yellow color. Then open them up, scoop out the seeds and let them dry.
This is my drying table so far. This table is a multi function table. I use it when canning, drying seeds etc. I got this table with S & H Green Stamps. Those of you who remember them know how long ago that was.
Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a great weekend.
Several years ago, I bought kale plants at our local greenhouse. I got them in the fall. We enjoyed lots of kale that fall from them. They died back in the winter. Then came back in the spring. They have did this for 3 or 4 years now.
So this year, I decided to save seeds from them. First I let the seed pods dry out on the plant. Then I gathered them.
Put the seeds on a paper plate to dry for about a week.
Put them in a ziploc bag to save till time to plant. I don’t usually try to save these small seeds but I thought these would be worth it.
Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I did a garden update.
Things are growing good considering how dry it is. I really like the weed fabric.
These three pictures are of the upper garden. Just look at those beautiful peppers! They are a new to me variety called gypsy peppers. I got the seed from Hoss Tools.
This picture shows the raised beds I added this spring. I love how the A frame looks. Also check out the row of tomatoes!
This is the lower garden. I plant it a little later than the upper garden so we can harvest all summer. Those beautiful squash plants are volunteers. As of right now, I have no idea what variety they are. Time will tell!
I have beans and rampicante squash planted in this bed. The beans are Roma and they are almost ready to pick. See my ever faithful companion at the gate.
The rampicante squash is growing very nicely on the trellis. I have plants on both sides. Hopefully they will grow and meet in the middle. We grew this squash last year and loved it. It is a dual purpose squash. Great as a summer squash but also as a winter squash. We made soup from them last year and froze it. It was delicious! We are hoping to make more this year.
That’s all for now. I hope you all have a great day. God bless!
Dave and I have been working on a few projects at his house. This is the finished product of one of these projects. Recently I posted the first pergola build that we did. We finished the second one this past weekend and got the roof on.
The metal roofing is so nice. I love the color.
We poured some cement the weekend before that. It serves two purposes. It is a good solid step and a base for leveling up the pergola.