Gymnastics camp that is. I can’t believe that tomorrow is the last day of gymnastics camp and poor Maisie is just heartbroken. The entire school year she talked about and looked forward to camp and given the opportunity, she would be there everyday, year round but now the thought of having to wait until next summer just makes her so very sad.
Tonight after camp she was doing some gymnastics at home and had us watch what she called “Kaity’s move.” Why Kaity’s move? Because she’s seen her friend Kaity practice this sitting to handstand move and decided that it’s her move and that’s what it should be called. I can’t believe the strength she has to muscle herself up but she amazes me all the time.
Our garden continues to grow with the big producers now being melons, early gala, passport and watermelon. Check out the watermelon tomato gazpacho and vanilla scented melon soup recipes that I’ve made with our homegrown melons and are on my Cook Lisa Cook blog. Jalapeno peppers…oh my gosh we need to make some batches of poppers with those, we have so many. We also have baskets and baskets of tomatoes of various varieties and they’re all delicious. Our butternut squash are sweetening on the vine and we’ll be harvesting, curing and storing those in the near future. Also our pumpkins are just about ready to pick, cure and store for the fall. The cucumbers have run their course but Steve planted some of the seeds and we should see a second crop before the growing season ends. Our eggplants are coming along nicely and we should be eating some of those in the next week or two and we’re continuously harvesting zucchini which has been nice. Oh yeah long beans, we’ve been enjoying those too and they’ll keep producing for quite sometime. I have been harvesting and freezing batch after batch of spinach and basil so those will be nice to pull from the freezer and enjoy come winter. Steve’s fig tree is bursting with figs so I’m contemplating making jam which will be a first for me. I love fig jam and if I make it myself I can make it sugar free which would be great.
Both Steve’s family and ours as well as many of our neighbors and friends have been enjoying all the fruits and vegetables but us humans are not the only ones, check out one of our little tomato thieves enjoying a treat!