I've lagged here in getting things posted.
But yesterday evening we got busy and got some things done. First, I racked 5 gallons of wine and re-attached the air lock to let it work out any last fermentation. Then, Patti and I canned about three more gallons of zesty salsa that she had made the evening before. Once we had all that done, I readied the ingredients for a batch of homemade vanilla ice cream. It's done and ripening in the freezer and will be ready for the weekend!
Tonight, I ran over to some friends' house to drop off a couple of jars of salsa and a recipe that their daughter had asked for. We had them all over for supper a weekend or so ago and she liked the chicken and rice casserole that Patti fixed. Visited for an hour or so, sitting in the waning light and watching some lightning of a (hopefully) approaching rainstorm.
Please pray for rain.