Beautiful summer sky.
I can't remember a year when I've enjoyed summer as much as I am enjoying this summer.
Sitting at the kitchen table, I can hear the pft~pft sound of the pressure canner.
Turkey vegetable soup is being processed.
My second pressure canning session of this summer.
I am so rusty where pressure canning is concerned, so I've been doing small batches to remember and tune up my pressure canning skills.
My first batch of pressure canned goods was some boneless country-style spareribs.
They turned out wonderful, although I had a bit more siphoning than I wanted. Too hot of a burner... this time I'm trying to find the sweet spot on the burner setting.
Our view from the front porch... mountains and more mountains.
Also, our neighbor's pasture for their two mules... that "HEE~HAW" so loudly in the morning, and see their chickens running around.
A good yard~sale find ~another puzzle by Eric Dowdle.
I've been collecting these puzzles whenever I see one for a good price at a yard sale or at a thrift store.
We have enjoyed taking our side by side aka : the scooter, up the canyon for morning rides.
The red barn. This is the red barn at a new RV park in town, where we can go for BYU Creamery ice cream. It's a real treat!
Growing up in Provo, and with my mom working for BYU, I have always been a fan of BYU Creamery ice cream, so all these decades and decades later to have a place for delicious ice cream in our little town is awesome!
We are big fans of popcorn. We recently bought 40 lbs of popcorn, We have Sam's club membership that we can order from and free shipping right to our front door. Sure makes it nice, especially with gas prices being so high and we are at least 2 + hours from the closest Sam's club.
We have a Whirlypop popper, and we love, love popcorn made in that thing! It's wonderful!
We are training them and they are so smart!!
They will be outside dogs, but house trained so that when the weather is too hot or cold they can be inside.
I have a goal of emptying one of our freezers and canning all of the meat in that freezer.
I don't know about where you live, but where we live, the yard sales have been few and far between. Not a ton of great stuff at the thrift stores either. I feel like folks are hanging on to their decor and deciding that they can live with their choices ...for now.
I did give one of our daughters in laws some darling country blue dishes that she has long admired. I found them at a yard sale, new in the box, last summer.
She was tickled with them and I was happy that she was happy!
This week ~~ more canning.
~~ more cleaning out borders..trimming and weeding, etc.
~~ painting the garage side of the laundry room door. Really needs a re~fresh!
~~ beginning the process of switching around the library for my office.
~~ morning walks and country drives, and watching the sunrises and sunsets.