Monday, May 29, 2017


Memorial Day wishes to the families of all who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice so that the rest of us may be free.  Never forget.

This weekend we harvested another load of veggies, lots of jalapeƱos, cucumbers, eggplant and now including our first squash!  Three zucchini and one yellow squash.  

Giant zucchini plant
Alas we think that will be the only yellow squash as the zucchini plant is apparently related to Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors.  She has taken over the entire 4x4 bed and the yellow squash is getting crowded out.  But this is how we year one bed for EACH squash plant. 

Bacon is my favorite flavor
Found these the other day, couldn't resist.  They are covers for bottle drinks and we agree with the words completely.  Bacon IS our favorite flavor.  

Ball half pint jars blue
When I decided to stop at the local grocery store on a whim, I found these!  Ball brand blue half pint jars.  With four per case, that's only 50 cents each.  I bought all five cases.

Last night was very stormy and today is a rainy day too.  Apparently all week will be the same.

Hope you all are having a good weekend!


  1. Great buy on them jars.
    Blessed with another great bounty of veggies. Way ta go.
    Wishing everyone a fun and safe holiday weekend.

    Memorial Day is our Nation's solemn reminder that freedom is never free.  It is a moment of collective reflection on the noble sacrifices of those who gave the last measure of devotion in service of our ideals and in the defense of our Nation.  On this ceremonious day, we remember the fallen, we pray for a lasting peace among nations, and we honor these guardians of our inalienable rights. 

    This year, we commemorate the centennial anniversary of America's entry into World War I.  More than 4.7 million Americans served during The Great War, representing more than 25 percent of the American male population between the ages of 18 and 31 at the time.  We remember the more than 100,000 Americans who sacrificed their lives during "The War to End All Wars," and who left behind countless family members and loved ones.  We pause again to pray for the souls of those heroes who, one century ago, never returned home after helping to restore peace in Europe.

    On Memorial Day we honor the final resting places of the more than one million men and women who sacrificed their lives for our Nation, by decorating their graves with the stars and stripes, as generations have done since 1868.  We also proudly fly America's beautiful flag at our homes, businesses, and in our community parades to honor their memory.  In doing so, we pledge our Nation's allegiance to the great cause of freedom for which they fought and ultimately died.

    1. them bottle drink covers are rather cool as well. Perfect item for you both.

  2. Happy Memorial Day to you and thank you for the wishes. Lost my Uncle in Iraq and we miss him every day. It's nice when people remember what the day means, to thank those who gave their lives for us.

    New follower of your blog by the way, love it. You are doing what we hope to start next year. We are looking for about 5 acres with a small house and we want to go out on weekends and do what we can slowly until we can retire out there.

    Keep it up!

    William B

  3. Hope your Memorial weekend was fun. Ours was a combo lake/running to Atlanta and back home for a BBQ. I need another 3 day weekend to recoup from this one.

  4. I hope your Memorial Day weekend was a good one.
    You got a really good harvest from your garden. Your zucchini is definitely happy where it’s planted!
    You found that good deal on the canning jars just in time to use them for all that produce coming from your garden.
    Cute koozies - now if you could just find some bacon-flavored drinks!
    It sure was a dark and stormy night and morning - lots of lightning and thunder. I got about 1.5 inches - my garden is happy about that.

  5. I am glad you had a nice weekend! That is a nice haul from the garden and a STEAL for those jars!


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