What a weekend! It’s been so hot! Mr Fix-It was out first thing in the morning working on the addition. He was able to place 2 headers and had to stop. We’ve not made a lot of progress on the addition as we’ve had various commitments and the heat it just to much to work in. The space is totally in-closed but not to the point we can move the outer door. So, the heat and humidity just hangs in there & fans don’t provide much/enough relief. After about an hour your so hot you can’t think straight. By noon it was over 90 and we still had dew on the grass…. in the sun..That’s a lot of humidity!
The tomato’ plants have been really producing & I’ve been canning sauce just about every-other day. The heat storms that have been blasting through knocked the tomato plants down again & I had a lot of tomato’s knocked off plants. We were able to get the plant’s back up using strips of t-shirt to help support the weight. The cotton cording was also cutting into the stems. I think next year we’ll need to come up with a different support system as stakes and cages are just not strong enough.
Sun set after the last storm
I found it when I was heading out to the garden to weed. So far I’m lovin it! 5lbs of zucchini dehydrated fits in a quart jar with room to spare. I have to say I’m impressed with it so far. It’s quiet & has so much room. I think were going to pull some tenderloin out of the freezer for some venison jerky this week. Yum! Can’t wait.
Sunday we needed a sweet snack so I used a few overripe banana’s to make banana bread. Not wanting to have the oven heat I used the bread maker & a “new to me” recipe.
Instead of a heavy cake like loaf we’re used to, this loaf was light and airy more akin to sandwich bread. Judging by the remnants I think it was a hit and will go on the “make it again” list!