Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sniff, Snort, HONK!

These clouds of smoke from the burning wheat stubble are making my life miserable! They're everywhere and I wonder if these farmers will ever be finished with them. We were gone a couple of weeks ago when they burned the field in front of our house, and the flames were out, but even as we sat outside later that evening, ashes were still drifting and falling everywhere.

I ventured outdoors in the late afternoon yesterday to water my flower boxes thinking, surely every danged wheat field in the county has been burned off and the soybeans planted by now, but I looked up and there were two more smoke clouds on the horizon.

It doesn't help that it was 95 degrees in the shade either.

Sniffing and snorting aside, I've been cooking up some fine southern vittles the past couple of days, new potatoes, fresh squash, a few fresh tomatoes from southern Arkansas, a little fried okra, and fresh cucumbers and onions with a splash of vinegar. I cooked peas today with some fried cornbread to go along with all the other summer goodies.

I know it was all good because James and Zach dived in like pigs at the trough.


Loretta said...

Goodness...that sounds good! I've finally got some squash big enought to fry. We use to make squash pie when we had a lot of squash. I remember it as being good.

Sally said...

Now, that's my kind of eatin'. I cooked some peas and fried cornbread just the other day, otherwise you'd have me at the trough with James and Zach!! :)

Donna said...

Geez it all sounds SO Good!!! It's breakfast time here, but we've been known to have fried chicken and okra for breakfast!lol...I'm headed to the farmers market this I know what's for dinner!!LOL...Happy day sweetie!hughugs

cassie-b said...

And I missed the dinner bell. Drats.

I planted kale this year, and wonder if you have a good recipe for kale. I'm not too crazy about it, but it sure looks pretty in the garden.


Joan said...

I can't wait until we get fresh veggies here, but that won't be for another couple of weeks for sure. Tomatoes will only be ready in August. We are slow pokes.


Hi Brenda,

I found your blog via my sweet friend Joan @ Joans journeys and would love to join your orange challenge if its not too late. Ive seen your challenges before and they look like tonnes of fun!Im all for fun!
Ive already found some orange too.
Love your blog, im off to have a bit more of a read.

Shann :)