>> Tuesday, August 9, 2011
For someone who generally doesn't complain about the summer down here in NC I sure have been complaining about it a lot this year. Maybe it is because the girls are getting to an age that they need to be outside but honestly it is just really hot. We get out in the mornings but then afternoons are filled with Polly Pockets, Littlest Pet Shops, and television all the while we have the ceiling fan running as well as a fan in the corner of the living room. Yes, the air is on too. I told you it is hot! Our garden, as well as many others, have fallen victim to the extreme heat and I have been dreading the day when I go out and there isn't a tomato to be seen. We had so many tomatoes and peppers grow so early in the season it is just sad that our plants are looking so dismal when it is only August. Over the past few days though Matt has been scoring major husband points. He knows me quite well and sure I love flowers but what really wins my heart? Fresh Iowa corn!
You would think that all that corn would have been it but the box that my husband came home with yesterday put a huge smile on my face. He rocks! When we had an abundance we gave our veggies away and now when so many gardens are suffering someone's is still thriving and they shared with us. Gardeners are awesome people and I am in no way putting myself into that gardening category.
My girls eyes grew wide when they saw the beans. It has been far too long since they last had fresh beans and corn but tonight we will feast! Who volunteered to help me shuck and shell? We'll see :)