Nice weekend. We met Tom, Tina, Tommy and Kate at Persimmon Hollow Friday night. Traditionally we ate taco’s from the really great place across from the Hollow but have more recently expanded our menu to include wings and this time, Tom had a barbecue sausage sandwich which he said was incredible. The beer was, as usual, great. Then on Saturday, Joey and Mark came up to the lake and took out a trashy tree I’d been wanting to remove plus a lawn mowing and some honey do’s for Nancy. In parallel with us doing the outside work, Nancy cooked up another 10 quarts of pasta sauce using tomatoes I picked from the garden a few hours earlier. This batch will be a little different since the mix of paste tomatoes to cherries was heavily tilted toward the paste variety. Out of each batch we distribute a few pints to Joey and to Tom and still have enough for us to make it thru until the next tomato season. Our problem is usually freezer space. That became an even bigger problem today because it’s officially blueberry season. We usually buy enough from a local farmer to carry us through the whole year. That works out to be $100 worth. This time Joey also ordered the same amount. To calibrate you, that works out to be 15 quart size zip lock bags full of berries for each of us. We use just about 1 quart bag every month. So between tomato sauce and blueberries, the freezers are bursting at the seams.
The weekend still had more to go. On Sunday Tom, Tina, Tommy and Kate came to the lake for a summer celebration or something like that. Tom arrived first and took Nancy and I shopping in Daytona then back at the house. Tina, Tommy and Kate were down at the dock getting ready and enjoying the wilderness. Tom and Kate brought their pit bull, Meadow, so it was a full on party. Tom set up his portable grill and refrigerator and commenced to grill shrimp and corn on the cob. Tina brought a Greek salad and roasted potatoes so we have a real feast. Key lime pie for dessert.
So all in all, couldn’t have had a better weekend.