Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer gifts...

My plan to support local farmers this summer is going quite well.  I have the garden satisfaction I need from flowers and herbs and far less of the aggravation of fighting insects and veggie loving critters.

This was my haul from Thursday afternoon.  How gorgeous is that eggplant? And the homemade mustard is delicious.


The field wildflowers are out and I picked these on a walk the other day.

I attended a birthday party this weekend--a member of our card making group, birthday #95.  Lately I just party, party, party!

This party was at the birthday girl's lakeside camp.  It was a hot day but there was such a pleasant breeze off the lake.  The great grandkids took advantage of the cool water.


Big crowd, including her 99 year old friend from Florida and 90 year old brother in law.  (Helped me recover from being the oldest one at the last party! Impossible amounts of delicious food.  Musical entertainment by a local barbershop quartet.  Friends.  A good time.

16 comments:

Muffie said...

The veggies look great. We're surrounded by NJ farm markets, but my daughter has also been contributing to our stash. Wow -- 95! She must have some great genes there!

Muffie said...

The veggies look great. We're surrounded by NJ farm markets, but my daughter has also been contributing to our stash. Wow -- 95! She must have some great genes there!

Linda Reeder said...

Ah, Olga, you are living the good life! Farm fresh food, field flowers and abundant friends.

gigihawaii said...

I have been to a farmers market here in Hawaii only once, but did not see much that I wanted to buy.
I love to attend parties, too. Congrats to your 95 year old friend.

Muffy's Marks said...

You are just the 'party animal' JK. 95 yrs old, such an inspiration!!! You're veggies look supreme. Any secret preparation ideas?

Eileen said...

All the veg looks incredible...the eggplant is gorgeous.

Congrats to your friend on her 95th birthday. May she enjoy many more years of good health (and ensure you're not the oldest one at the party!)

Have a great week!

Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, there are some super genes in the birthday girl and her friends and family. How nice she had such a turn out and you got to be the youngster of the party. You go girl--- keep partying hearty. .

Kay said...

95? Wow! That is very impressive. Oh wait... My uncle just made 95 too and is in great shape. I wish I could have genes like theirs. So glad you had fun at the birthday party.

All your veggies look fresh and wonderful. I just recognize the fever few wildflower.

Barbara said...

Sounds like a lovely party and a great mix of ages. Children learn a lot from being around people other than their parents and we stay young by being around them. My family genes don't seem to last into the 90s so I'm trying to enjoy every day as they come.

Kc W said...

Those veggies look yummy! I picked my first 2 tomatoes of the year yesterday and loved every bite! Hope all of us are around (and healthy) at 95!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Ah how wise to support local growers and wildflower bouqet gives me an idea. Thanks:-)

Rian said...

Love fresh veggies! And the party for the 95 year old by the lake looked like fun. I'm not much of a party person, but love family get-togethers. Mom was 94 when she passed and my MIL will be 98 in Sept.

kathy b said...

I cleaned up my underwear drawer thanks to yOU!!!! omg I feel like a new person.
Glad you had a great time with the 90s this weekend

Country Girl said...

Sounds fun and what a beautiful lake!

Sextant said...

Great looking veggies! Hanging around folks in their 90s should give one some optimism for the future.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Yep, party animal! I don't get out much... :-)