14 September 2008

summer continues

August was a cool, showery month here in West Hebron. Scott came pretty much every week to mow (usually in August he gets a break and so does our wallet, because the heat slows everything down). We got a bit behind on weeding one weekend, and then yowza! everything was Out of Control. But reading around a bit, I see that everyone feels that way in August.

B has just cooked down a ton of tomatoes, which he will freeze for sauces and so forth. I sampled some of the brew (tomatoes, oil, and salt roasted in a 450-degree oven for more than an hour), and they are tasty. He envisions using them in sauces and soups; I envision dolloping them on bread and eating them for supper.


  1. I'm very much with you on the dolloping on bread issue and those luscious tomatoes ! The house must smell like heaven over there ? LOL
    No sign of Autumn yet ? ... can't wait for the cooler weather .
    I dry the rosemary I grow and the smell is like spa therapy in a jar ! : )

  2. That's great, Joy! We dried a bunch of sage and lavender this summer. Now we have to remember to use it...

  3. Mmm...those tomatoes sound absolutely delicious! Isn't it wonderful to be reaping the rewards of your garden?

    (By the way, in case you didn't catch it, I've switched over to a WordPress blog, if you want the new URL: http://nancybond.wordpress.com)