I found a great Amish store just down the road from me!
After the bulk store we were on our way to the Miller's Vegetable stand. This is another local Amish family who has produce, but more importantly boxes of tomatoes for canning that they sell for $7. This is a 1/2 bushel of tomatoes. On our crappy bathroom scale they weighed just over 25 pounds! So I made spaghetti sauce. The recipe called for 20 pounds so I used the bathroom scale again. The recipe said I would get 10 pint jars. Sounded good to me until I discovered that my scale must be way off! I ended up with 19 pint jars. I'm oh so glad I decided to double up on the spices. We tried a little nibble and it's wonderful. I can't wait to have spaghetti this fall/winter.
And I still have a ton of tomatoes left. These I'm just going to chop up and can them that way. We love having chili during the winter and these tomatoes will go fast, I'm sure.
Now for the bad news. Brace yourselves. I discovered that my camera can not be repaired. I
So I'm trying to decide what type of camera to get. I need something with an awesome zoom, this one was 10x and I loved it. I'd love to have a SLR but I really don't think a basic version/lense will zoom that well. Plus I don't have a ton of money to spend. Any suggestions? What kind of camera do you have? Do you like it?
Dad wanted a picture with his little girl. Even though it's with the shitty camera I thought it turned out pretty stinkin' cute. She's getting so tall, and Dad is ecstatic! He's hoping for a basketball star like himself. She could be it.