Monday, September 2, 2013

The Fruits of Our Labors


A small, quiet Labor Day celebration here at the farm -- we had a hankering for fried chicken so, to keep the heat out of the kitchen, John set up the gas burner on the back porch.

I made potato salad with freshly dug potatoes. . . 

And beans vinaigrette with fresh picked beans (those Purple Royalty beans just keep on bearing. . . )

Deviled eggs courtesy of the laying flock . . .

And Justin brought up some corn from their garden. It was just the three of us as Claui was out of town at a wedding.

We were blessed with a nice rain -- things had been getting a little dry -- and a rainbow at dusk. Kind of a perfect ending to a pleasant Labor Day.
  
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10 comments:

Ms. A said...

That food looks DELICIOUS! YUM!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Great way to celebrate Vicki. Home grown must be a real treat and I love how John set up the chicken outside.

Happy Labor Day.
Sam

Pat in east TN said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me, and isn't it nice to have so many things on the table that you raised. YUM!

Brian Miller said...

yum. that potato salad looks awesome....sounds like a great meal...a quiet one here as well...just playing around the house...

Kath Marsh said...

Perfect Labor Day!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Looks like an awesome day at your place!

Is that a #11 cast iron skillet? That is my mission to find one now, I have 12, 10, and so on. But I'm lacking a #11.

Cast iron is the best, we cook in it all the time.

Have a great labor day!

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Not fair...my mouth was watering for home fried chicken over breakfast...I bet it was delicious.

jennyfreckles said...

It sounds good. It's great that you can make a whole meal out of your own produce.

Friko said...

You’ve got willow pattern plates!
I’ve been collecting willow pattern for years.

I hope you had a lovely holiday.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

You did have a perfect day with a wonderful dinner. And of course the rainbow topped it off. ~~ barbara