Sunday, June 29, 2014

My Saturday

Remember the chain saw wood carver from the fair?  I bought this from him.  I actually wanted two but someone bought the other one before I got to it.  My first pumpkin of the year!  It is, after all, only 4 months until Halloween!
I bought this very nice bag too.  It is really big and will be great to take to fairs to carry purchases.  It is made of waxed canvas and has a leather handle.  It was hanging out in the rain when I bought it so it is very sturdy.
Teddy is doing a lot of this recently.  It has been horribly hot and humid and we have had lots of rain.  This makes her very unhappy.

 So she gets lots of treats which break up the boredom.


I bought my first watermelon.  The store only had seedless.  I don't think seedless watermelons taste as good as the ones with seeds?  I ended up turning it into watermelon drinks by adding some coconut milk and lime juice and putting it in my blender.

 I have a friend who just had a baby.  She has 3 kids under the age of 5 now.  I've been trying to take meals to her when I can.  I made them my cabbage bread:  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/search?q=cabbage+bread

I also made a loaf of rosemary bread and a big pasta salad.  My friend got a cooking break for the day.

Then we went on a short drive to visit a smokehouse that makes smoked butter!  This house is ready for the 4th of July!

This town is so cute, B&B's and cafes line the street.

This historic building is being redone.  It has wonderful trim work.

A nice stone church.

We stopped at a butcher shop along the way.

Corn from last year.

This farm has buffalo's!

A cute brick farmhouse.  This brick work reminds me of where we lived in Canada. There were lots of homes there done in red brick with yellow brick trim.

 A nice big barn.  I wonder if the red square is the beginning of a barn quilt. Oh, I did get my smoked butter.  As soon as I find some corn on the cob I will try it out.  Who knew you could smoke butter.  I guess you can smoke anything!