Do what we can, summer will have its flies. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Last night was Logan’s last night and now he’s headed home for the beginning of his school year. We went to have dinner with Curtis’s family – a wonderful meal, breakfast for supper. We had a grits casserole with Riverview farm grits, spicy sausage from Hoe Hop Valley farm, and eggs and tomatoes from Circle S. For dessert – cinnamon rolls from Bountiful Blessings bakery.
We had a good laugh at all the fruit flies fighting for our food! Finally, Jan (my sister in law) googled trapping fruit flies. She came up with a home remedy for catching the little devils. Dish soap, vinegar and water in a butter bowl. So we mixed it up and sat it in the middle of the table. Our entertainment for the evening was seeing how many fruit flies we could catch!! You might be a redneck…..if you catch fruit flies for entertainment at dinner!
Farm News: Three more weeks of our summer CSA. The session ends August 27. I am busy planting for the fall and winter CSA which starts in October.
What’s in the bucket? Tomatoes, peppers, butternut squash, okra, baking potatoes, apples.
Hot Pepper Jelly
1/4 cup chopped hot peppers (use gloves)
6 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups chopped bell pepper (or other sweet peppers)
1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 package Certo (do not substitute sure jel)
Mix first four ingredients together. Boil 3 minutes. Add certo, boil one minute. Pour in hot, sterilized jelly jars. Secure rings and lids. Submerge in water bath for 15 minutes. Remove from water bath and set on a towel to cool. Do not disturb for 24 hours. Make sure jars have sealed – if any have not, put them in the refrigerator.