Sunday, August 17, 2008

i just can't keep up!

i've been doing alot of raving lately about our garden, and all the wonderful produce that we've been getting. i'm serving my family fresh, homegrown veggies out of our own dirt, and i really like being a good mom that way. we've had lots of summer squash and zucchini, too, fixed lots of different ways. we've had it with salsa, corn, olive oil, onions, peppers, sour cream and fresh garlic. yummy! but if you've ever had one of these plants in your own garden, you know that they have a tendency to get away from you, if you turn your back for even just one minute! i have to admit that i've had a couple of the squash languishing on my counter and in the fridge for a few days, and wasn't sure what i would do with them.

Friday night the perfect opportunity presented itself! our nearest neighbor had spent all of Friday cutting down trees. we heard the chainsaws going all day, and were almost impressed with their perseverance and diligence. that is, until they cut down a tree directly onto the power line, smashing and ripping out the electrical lines all the way to our house, and cutting out power to several other houses, too.

it was almost dark, but i could still see enough to improvise these candle holders. they worked very well, i might add! and by morning, the power was back on. too bad, because i think i could find a few more squash around here somewhere!

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