Monday, August 3, 2015

Happy National Watermelon Day!!

Did  you know today is National Watermelon Day?

Doesn't that look good?

I'm still trying to learn how to pick the
perfect watermelon...bright red and sweet.

Do you have any tips you'd like to share?

I love summer foods...

We've had corn on the cob a few times
since the 4th of July. 
To this farm girl there's nothing better than
fresh picked...
I have memories spending entire days 
of preparing corn to put in the freezer
with my mom and sisters.
My dad would bring it up from the field
by the bushels and we'd sit outside
in the heat peeling corn. 
Then in to the kitchen where it was just
as hot due to two or more stock pots of
corn boiling away on the stovetop.
Then all the cutting off of the cobs,
cooling and bagging.
I sure was worth it though 
to have fresh tasty corn until the next
harvest season.

And garden ripened tomatoes
there is no comparison to the hard,
crunchy tasteless ones you find at the supermarket...

cucumber pickles...

something from the grill...


What kind of summer meals
do you enjoy?



  1. All kinds of goodness here, BettyJean! Being a farm girl also, nothing beats fresh corn on the cob!

    1. Amen to that Pam, thanks for stopping by!!! Where has the summer gone? Hugs,


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