Week in Review, Menu, Goals

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I can not believe it is already the first day of fall, where did the summer go. On Friday night it got down to 31 and froze our garden, not real bad but got the tops of everything. Really hoping it will go ahead and finish the tomatoes that still need to grow a little and ripen. I picked most of the peppers and left the small ones hoping they too will grow a little more. Also picked all the ripe and almost ripe tomatoes I may have enough to do two batches of Rotel. We have only had almost three months between freezes. Really need to get a greenhouse put together. That may have to get a whole lot closer to the top of the priority list.

I spent most of the week getting ready for the company. I had to get the camper cleaned out and ready for them to use. And  I gave the house a good top to bottom cleaning. Andy also got a little more trim put up in the house little by little we will get it all up.

We had some friends come in Friday night and stay the weekend one couple from Fruita and another from Farmington. Friday night I made Navajo tacos then the guys played music till 1:00 the next morning. Katie and her friend came out to eat they stayed a while and visited. Then Saturday morning Andy made biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, bacon, and, sausage. Was good as always when he fixes breakfast. After we ate the 6 of went to the Anazia Heritage Center. None of us ha ever been, it was great I will have a post on it in a few days.

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After that, us girls ran to town and even found a yard sale to go to. I found a playpen ( which I have been needing for a while now) for ten dollars. Then we went to a new Mexican food market that just opened up a couple of months ago, it was great I will be going back. 

When we got back from town we went to the grange hall to get set up for the dance. That took a few hours when they finished setting up we went and got a late lunch then came back to the house to get ready to go back and play the dance.

The dance was good. They are trying to bring back the grange so they have done a little work to it and are trying to have functions in it. They are going to do dances at least once a month which I think is great since they are family-friendly. and start at 7 and are over at 11. There were all ages from 8 months to way older. 

It was almost midnight by the time we gat all broke down and back to the house. One couple went ahead and headed back to Farmington since she had to work the next day. So the four of us came back to the house and visited till  5:30 the next morning ( and yes I am too old for that nonsense haha I did feel it the next day). They left about 11 so after they left I had to run to town and take some stuff to Joleen for her engagement pictures that they were going to do later in the afternoon.

When I got back from town we went to Montecillo to visit a friend in the hospital that broke his ankle and is going to have to have surgery on it. By the time we got home, it was starting to get dark so we hurried and picked what we could from the garden.


It is going to be another short week Monday evening I have a meeting then we are leaving early Friday morning for Silverton and won’t be back until Sunday



I got  7 quarts of peaches canned and a few in the freezer from the case that I had. I got all the cucumbers juiced and will make a cucumber lime drink to can this week.

This week I Need to get all the peppers and tomatoes that we picked, put up. Our friends also brought us a half case of peaches when they came down so I need to get them put up. I didn’t get the zucchinis done yet so will have to get on the pretty quick. Ugh and as bad as I hate to admit it I didn’t get the kombucha started ( I know I know haha) WILL get that done this week. I also still need to get the onions done.


I got no sewing done this week so hoping I can finish up the pillows this week and get started on bags.

Fiber arts

Didn’t even work on any of these either hopefully get back on track this week.


This is what I had from last week and didn’t get any of it done so I will hopefully get it done this week

I didn’t get lessons put together over the weekend so I want to get them planned and ready this week. I have a few ideas that I want to do with them so we will do that this week. I want to change out the dramatic play area to a beach. I have everything I need just need to get it put together. I didn’t get it changed out last week so will do it this week. I have got to get the lesson plans done. Just been winging it and it is a pain to do it that way.



Got all the fall stuff put up and mostly ready for winter. I do want to put some seed down before it snows but and going to wait a few weeks before I do that.I do have a few things on the playground that I want to try an get down



  • Toast and bananas


    Scrambled eggs

  • French Toast

With this, we will have toast, or whatever sides I want to have with it.



  • Mac & Cheese
  • Potato Soup
  • Scrambled eggs
    Grilled Cheese

Will have whatever kind of fruit and vegetables I have,

For Andy’s lunch, he will have leftovers from the night before.



  • Frito Pie
  • Potato Soup
  • King Ranch (we didn’t have it last week)
  • BLT’s

Will have a veggie of some sort, and bread with each meal. We are leaving Friday morning to go to Silverton for the weekend for my nephews birthday.


Andy’s Snacks (He takes a snack for the break at work)
Pumpkin Pie
Peach crisp that my friends brought down with them


Have a great week and what are your goals for the week?



2 Replies to “Week in Review, Menu, Goals”

  1. Ma Kettle

    Just wondering if you have any new post to your 2019 deep pantry challenge. I love keeping up with it and it encourages me too. Hope to see new posts soon!

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Hi, Ma Kettle
      I had gotten behind on them when I had to take that time off. I really didn’t think there was a lot interest in them so didn’t take the time to catch them up. I will get them caught up now. I will start with this weeks and work my way back. I will get started on it ASAP.
      Thank you for reading.
      Have a great day