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Archive for June 25th, 2012

Good Monday morning, everyone!  We are starting the last week of June and July is right around the corner.  You can tell summertime is here and in full swing because it has been HOT and DRY!!!  Please join me and say a little (or big) prayer for some rain here in South Central Kentucky.  I don’t know if we are officially in the drought zone yet, but we have got to be close.  Our yard has dried up and my four rain barrels are almost empty for the first time in the three years that I have had them.  I am trying to conserve by only watering every other day, but I am still literally scraping the bottom of the barrels.  I really don’t want to use “city” water on them because of all of the chlorine, but I may have to.

I will say, even though we are dry, the little water I am putting on my garden beds is making a big difference.  The cucumbers are producing like crazy, the pepper and tomato plants are loaded down, and there are several baby watermelons out there along with plenty of blooms for more to come.  Yay!  I can’t wait to harvest my first watermelon.

Since it is the end of the month, it is time to clean out the freezer before grocery shopping.  You will see that I am repeating the deep dish pizza casserole from last week.  I was cleaning out my kitchen junk drawer and found three Cracker Barrel gift cards.  I thought that there just must be a few dollars left on each one or that they were empty, but I had better check before I threw them away.  There was $55 still left on the three of them so we had Cracker Barrel the night I was going to fix the pizza casserole.  Yum!  We love Cracker Barrel!

Deep dish pizza casserole with salad

Tacos with fruit salad

Grilled pork chops with oven baked fries

Sausage bake with salad

Pizza night

Grilled hamburgers with fries

Homemade nutter butter cookies (new)

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