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Monday, June 28, 2021

Summer news - yard sale finds, baked carrots

Hello everyone 🌞

There will probably not be many posts from me for awhile- I’m just busy with home and garden and family.  
And when I’m not busy,  I often rest or do things that I forget to take photos of and then blog.  

Above is when I took 5 grands to a local splash pad and they all left their shoes in a pile while they played in the water.  

A fun activity the last couple days was working on this Americana puzzle with my oldest grand.  He is 12 and really likes puzzles. 
This was a $1 puzzle from the Dollar Tree and just as much fun as expensive puzzles.  

There have just not been many yard sales in our area. 
I went to one neighborhood sale that in the past had dozens of sales but this year there were less than 10. 
And one home had all their cast offs piled in the front yard and were FREE

This FREE tall metal trash can is dusty but the inside was spotless and never seemed to of been used- my husband wanted it to put in his workshop. 
I also got a box of kid jigsaw puzzles and a case of diamectous earth- all of the above things were FREE. 

I paid for these things below  but not much 

A company called The Fruit Truck was in our town and we got a case of Georgia peaches

They were so good!  We ate some, shared some,  froze some and put the rest in the freezer after we peeled and sliced them.  

For Kay
My baked carrots aren’t really a recipe but a method
I peel and slice and about 2 pounds of carrots. 
Put them in a baking dish. 
Add salt and pepper, a few pats of butter and a teaspoon or 2 of sugar (I don’t add water) 
Cover the dish with a lid or foil. 
Bake at 350-400 for 45 minutes or so.  
I usually make these when I’m making another baked dish and they bake along just fine beside a chicken or meatloaf or whatever.  
Kay- hope your farmer husband likes them 

Hope you are all having a nice summer 
❤️ Rhonda πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ


Cheryl Kimbley said...

I love the America puzzle - you should frame that!
Haven't been to many yard sales - well ONE!
I love peaches - but those from the truck are so expensive here - I just passed.
Good to see you post - have a wonderful summer. Hope you check in from time to time.

Out My window said...

Every time I see a post from you I get a smile on my face. Sounds like you are having a great summer.

Practical Parsimony said...

Great pictures and good free things.

lejmom said...

So fun to open email and see your post this morning!

Glad you are enjoying your summer...I think you said one or more of the grands would be there daily...(?)

We have visiting family right now and are loving it. The 2 grands in this group are 14 and 16. So fun!

We have to plan our days carefully because at this time of year in SW Florida we have big storms usually every afternoon!

I will be trying that carrot recipe...

terricheney said...

Think of me every time you eat a Georgia peach! I live right smack in the region that does peaches so they might be from my home area. No yard sales much here yet but I did see one estate sale advertised a few weeks ago. I'm watching the paper for more.

Joyful Mama said...

I love that top puzzle. I also love the board books you got! Thanks for sharing your finds. Now I need to go to a few yard sales and see what is out there.

Kay said...

Thank you !!! I will try it either next time I bake an evening meal or try it in the AF.

Tammy said...

Good garage sale deals! We went to a town-wide sale a few weeks ago, about 30 minutes from here. There's one particular place that always has pretty nice clothes in the size Layla needs. That alone makes the drive worth it.
Jess found a neat bike stand for just $5, and Silas picked up some stuffed teddy bears for $1 that are now going for $24 on ebay. His dad helped him list them and he's so excited to be making such a large profit. He even said I could have my original $1 back that I gave him to buy the bears. Lol.

Melanie said...

I haven't seen many garage sales this year. I wonder if it's because of Covid? How nice that you got all that free stuff.

Those peaches look delicious. I got some organic nectarines at Trader Joe's last week and they were so juicy that I had to eat them outside, because the juice was running down my hand!

I haven't been blogging much either. Simply enjoying my summer. Though I'm going to try and do a blog post today or tomorrow.

Practical Parsimony said...

I went to the Dollar Tree and they only had puzzles with 24 pieces. Bummer.

❤️ Rhonda ❤️