Lotsa things have been going on lately. First we had a very cool day that did not get above 70 degrees. This was followed by a period of several days of very intense heat.
We also got to go to two meetings at the Landmark Conference at Ambassador Baptist College. This was a wonderful time of fellowship and refreshment. We were able to talk with a friend we hadn't seen in quite a while.
Also, I got to do some fun things. One thing was that I was able to do was to learn how to make mango ketchup. It tasted more like BBQ sauce than kethchup, so I decided to cook some meat with it. Cooked a couple of beef patties with it and then broke them up very small to make a noodle/beef/veggie dish. Mmmmmmmm! Tonight I plan to try to make mango pizza sauce and see about making Christy a pizza tomorrow.
During the very hot days I did go out and water the garden. It was uncomfortable, but the effort was worth it. Today we were able to glean our first harvest from the garden (except for 3 tomatoes and 2 potatoes which we had harvested earlier). Thank You, God!
When I washed the potatoes, the water was so dirty that I didn't see the little baby potato when I threw the water out the back door. Poor little potato. I threw the baby out with the bath water! :-)
I did, however, get some itchy reminders that one should not work out in the wet garden on a damp, humid morning after the rain, without some mosquito repellent. Itchy!
When I went to put the trowel back in the shed, I saw an interesting spider. Here are a couple pictures of it. They are a little blurry, but they do give an idea of the interesting shape of the spider. Wonder what kind she was?
There are at least two other blessings that the Lord has given us in the past couple of weeks. These are beautiful skies and rain. The Lord sent 1.4 inches of rain yesterday. It was a wonderful rain - no wild wind storms or dramatic lightning. Thank God for that blessing.
"I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing." (Ezekiel 34:26b)