The Cactus is in bloom, and the 'wives tales' are too! This year there were at least 100 pods and blooms I have read and been told Texas lore, that when the blooms are so many like this rain is in the near future, and we SURE COULD USE IT! The Mesquite trees are also dropping beans like crazy, this too is a "fore coming" sign of rain, or a cold wet winter. Again, Lord we could use some rain!
Truly a marvel of modern day, I nearly burnt the house down with our beloved Atom Pop Popcorn maker. This thing is so silent until it starts popping, I put it on the stove and then had to go let some one in the gate, by the time I returned the pop corn had been incinerated to a crisp, and the stove element was glowing a bright cherry red. WOOWEE close call! But Its still my favorite method of popping corn!
Saturday morning we were visited by friend Jennifer, she brought us three pints of fresh blueberries and I finally got to try our a recipe for Jam I'd been wanting to try. It was really simple, three cups blueberries, three cups of sugar (sweeten to taste) and a 1/4 cup of lemon juice, mash it all up and bring to a slight boil on medium heat, then let simmer for 20 min stirring often. Let cool and there you have it!
After that we dawned our swimming attire and took Corabelle out to the lake in her smart new life jacket...
After our swim we sat out and enjoyed the evening, it has been a cool 88 degrees after a week straight of 90's and 100 degree days. Our yard looks terrible... again I say we sure could use rain Lord, I'm just trying to keep those big patches of green alive. The front yard... well its dust, its been driven over plowed up, tromped on and beat so much in the last year an a half that I'm not even going to worry about it until after we get the holding tank buried in the ground. IF we ever get the holding tank paid for that is! Haha construction and landscaping are not for the slight of patients!
All in all it was a wonderfully leisure filled weekend and an excellent start to my favorite summer month of June! So much to do for the Party, and YIKES I am going to turn 23 on the 22nd of June!
Hope you all had a great weekend!