Blue Sky Farm

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August 27, 2010

Tent Camping again & Sunflower surprise at home


Clay & I went back to Cresent Lake for a few days this week. What a great place to camp. We set up our tent and slept soundly and very comfortably on our air mattress. 

 
You can see how roomy our tent was.
  I had always cooked on a campstove and decided to give open firepit cooking a go.. Set up a tiered rock & coal foundation and then cooked potatoes in foil (placed in the coals and corn on the cob in husks on a grill.) Then grilled a   juicy steak.. It was yummy! There is nothing like campfire cooking.







When we got home I was shocked to see how big my sunflowers had grown.  The  tomatoes are  full of plenty small green fruit, I do hope they ripen before frost....we have already harvested all the beets, many peppers & and few potatoes...




I am sure the "birdies will love the seeds when we harvest this beauty, don't you?




6 comments:

Mary said...

The weather is cooling off for the weekend and then warming toward the middle of the week. I hope it doesn't get too cold for your tomatoes!

Always Nesting said...

Oh, tent camping....lots of good memories for me there :) Your sunflowers are beautiful.

Gail said...

You made campfire cooking sound easy. What's broke on your tent? You gotta stay over at Luau, too much fun.

Carol............. said...

Hey...what a nice nest you guys made for sleeping! Wish I could have joined you for that dinner..sounds great. My tomatoes are still green but at least I have lots of them. Might need to make mock apple pie with them if they don't hurry and turn!

We'll still be here for a couple of months.

Sam I Am...... said...

That firepit cooking is making me hungry and it was a very nice setup you had for the cooking AND the sleeping! I bought an air mattress once to camp and woke up on the ground in the morning...it never did keep air in it. What brand did you get...I've been afraid to but one since! LOL! Your garden sounds grand...I container gardened this year and was really disappointed. It was SO hot here and I had a tough time with bugs too. But there's always next year! I came from Iowa where it was SO easy...in the South it's a challenge for me but I know people have great gardens here....just not me! Love the sunflowers too!

Florence said...

Look at your sunflowers, wow. Mine are only about two feet tall. um Florence