We have received many blessing this year:
A friend let us pick all the apples we wanted for the promise of an apple pie. These were all peeled, cored, cut and frozen a couple of weeks ago, but Labor Day afforded me the time to bake 3 pies.
Now we are on to the tomatoes. The garden has been producing well. I have been freezing the cherry tomatoes and here is another basket ready to go. While I was freezing, Mary and Adela harvested the rest of the ripe Romas.
Set up for processing. Adela, Mary, Wokelle and I skinned and cored all that we could get. Jerome will be canning tomorrow.
The big job of the day:
Installing two new windows.
We knew there were problems with the original windows, but we didn't know how extensive until Jerome ripped into them.
Uh-oh a lot of ripping and some new wood.
Mighty men on the job.
Lunch break -- a picnic outside.
Checking the final work.
By the end of the day they finished both windows.
Working together as a family has taught us so many wonderful lessons and drawn us so much closer. The work is not always fun, but the team is terrific.