Lake time, canning and R.O.U.S.
We went to the lake on Sunday.
We’ve got a little (8 seat) boat, so with the temp over 100 F. again we made a run for the water. It was nice. We live in an area of Texas near a number of boat worthy lakes. It’s been hot, it’s been dry (very little rain), but many of the area lakes are still boat-able.
I love the lake. We don’t fish or anything. We just motor around and swim.
I love the wind on my face as the boat glides along the water. I love the dragon flies that land on my hat when I’m bobbing in the water. One landed on my daughter’s nose on Sunday and she freaked out and dunked her head under the water.
I love the quality family time the boat provides.
We eat snacky foods, we gobble up fresh fruit, and we laugh a lot.
I don’t love the wasps, bugs are a part of time at the lake. I understand that, but we had a psycho wasp who would not leave us alone. In and out of the boat it flew. It landed here and there. It landed on ME! We shoo-ed it…no use. We had to move the boat away from the area where that psycho wasp was.
I also don’t love having to explain why the dragon flies are “riding on each other’s backs”. Yep. Forget the “birds and the bees”, my kids questions are usually courtesy of dogs and dragon flies.
One of our closest lakes has a freeway over parts of it. We usually swim in a cove near the freeway. It’s less windy. The rock area beside the freeway is also the only place I’ve ever seen
Princess Bride quote in
R. O. U. S. (rodents of unusual size)
I’m serious, these (what I assume are) rats are big. Mind you, not as big as the R.O.U.S.’s are. These lake rats must eat really well, or they are not rats…but you’ll never convince my husband and me of that.
I’ve also been canning crazy lately. Meaning, I’ve been canning A LOT. I need a larger pot. Is there such a thing as a canning pot? Maybe I just need a caldron.
Over the last week and this weekend I’ve canned okra, beet relish (and my hands are NOT pink Ha!), salsa, diced tomatoes, chopped and sliced jalapenos, and onions.
Not to mention the apricot-orange syrup. I also made blueberry-blackberry freezer jam (which is awesome times two). Seriously, it is divine. It’s grab a spoon and eat it from the jar good. It’s hide it in the back of the fridge to keep the kids from eating it good.
I hope you had a great weekend. I’d love to hear about what you did over the weekend. 🙂