Every family has its traditions. One of our favorites happens at the beginning of Fall. When the green chile is coming out of the fields, we are there. We gather our burlap bags full of the aromatic fruit and prepare to put up a year's worth of the stuff. Just like football on cool nights and the sound of the high school marching band on crisp mornings, the smell of roasting green chile is a call of the season. It's a family affair.
|Getting started. This is the roaster that Matt's dad built. It worked great. We just had so much chile that it took a long time to roast in small batches. Plans are being made for a giant one!|
|Hear the crackle of those chile skins. The smell is like nothing else.|
|We had such big beautiful chiles this year! As always Sichler Farms came through.|
|Teamwork! Matt and Galen taking the roasted chile to sweat until it's ready to bag.|
|Chile time is always family time. Uncle Galen and Micah getting some cuddles.|
|We had a nice little set-up. Matt put up misters and we had shade all day. It even rained late in the afternoon!|
|Gampy sharing his hat with Levi. Handsome cowboy.|
|Even though most of the kids don't eat the chile, they still love to help with the processing.|
|Some just like to sit in the shade and grin.|
|And all of us love being together. Emma is a mini-mommy. She loves to take care of Micah.|
These are the days we will look back on with joy. Thank you Father for allowing us this time, for giving us reasons to be together. Thanks you for your creation that sustains us. You are so good to make life so delicious.