This morning started out hot and muggy early. The 2 little chicks were doing fine when I did chores,they were just a bit more wobbly than their older siblings.
As I ate my cereal I tried to decide what I should do first today and decided on the things that had to get done today.
So instead of housework which normally happens this morning I iced 12 caramel cakes. That's all my back can take at one time anymore.
It was lunch time when I accomplished this so after lunch I decided to make my bread and butter pickles to give my back a different exercise anyway!
I called Monday "green bean day" so I guess that makes today "cucumber day".
This little 1/2 row of cukes have been really producing so far this year.
Yesterday I picked all these cucumbers for my pickle making.
They looked so pretty all sliced and packed in the jars. I like onion slices mixed in with my B&B pickles and daughter found a couple really sweet Vadalia's at the grocery yesterday, they didn't even make me cry when I sliced them !
Time to heat the vinegar,sugar and spice mixture, which is a normal combination in any canning book recipe.
Pour this hot mixture over packed cucumbers in the jars and process for 5 minutes.
Viola !!!! 17 pints of yummy Bread and Butter pickles.
After 24 hours we will sample these of course,everything doesn't have to wait until the snowflakes are flying !!
After I finished this I took a couple Tylenol to knock the pain in my back down and iced 6 more caramel cakes.
Hubbie and I sat down to eat supper of popcorn chicken and salad. That's when things went down hill fast !!!
The strangest thing happened and I still can't figure out what in the world caused it.
Suddenly I felt very ill right in the middle of one of my chicken pieces. I layed the uneaten part back in my plate and had to rush to the bathroom and spit out what I had in my mouth to keep from gagging. I grabbed the waste basket and headed for the couch warning Hubbie on the way he might be needed in case I gagged and passed out with my hyper active vagel nerve.
He looked shocked and came to ask what was wrong , we went over my day's activities and could not relate this sudden nausea to any thing.
I layed flat on my back until 10:00 ,only getting up to go to the bathroom several times before I felt any relief.
It looked like we were going to get a storm a couple times this evening but no rain ever came here, it went around us. At least the clouds cooled the 93 degree temperature down.
I got up and coached daughter through coconut cake icings and will let the rest wait until tomorrow. Thankful that I already had the large order already iced.
We got everything wrapped and labeled and I did weekly paperwork and closed out June's paperwork. June was a pretty good month for us not exactly up to what we've made in the past several years but still in the ball park anyway.
I'm writing this blog at midnight. I feel like I have been hit by a truck but still can't figure out what happened. I even searched my head for a tick, I have heard that sometimes a tick bite could make you sick, but I didn't find one.
I'm off to bed now ,hoping I sleep whatever's wrong off.
Thanking God tonight for the blessing of a garden that is producing wonderful fresh food right now.
Good Night and God Bless.