Tag: canning

Adventures in preserving food…

What a nice weather weekend… I got a lot done including some canning… today it was ketchup. A couple of weekends ago it was yellow tomato salsa… I have already given a couple of jars away to family who have been visiting and wanted to raid my stash… I have also been making batches of tomato sauce to freeze. I start with a bunch … Read More Adventures in preserving food…

Weekend Fair

This past weekend we went to the fair. I have a lot of photos so I am breaking them up and will share a different aspect of the fair with you each day this week. So today is the display buildings of the fair for your enjoyment… (But I have to start with the best ride of the fair)… My favorite section was all … Read More Weekend Fair

Purple Cones of Summer

It was another lovely perfect day and I was off all day to enjoy it for a change ūüôā Hubby and I got so much more done today and even had time to take the dogs for a walk. The summer flowers are out and were showing their faces today. The purple cones are in full bloom here and I think they are just … Read More Purple Cones of Summer

Great Neighbors

It’s great to¬†have neighbors like we have… you can depend on them, trust them, and you can bless them if they let you… This evening I went over to visit one of our neighbors. I could see him out in his garden. He is in his 80’s and currently struggling with lymes¬†disease among other things. He isn’t getting around as he used to so … Read More Great Neighbors

Sundays List…

Today I had a long list of things to do and like all lists I only got a few of them done. Each activity I attempted took longer then expected and my migraine did not help. So today’s list has become Sunday’s list. I am going to the early church service tomorrow which will give me some time to do more on my list … Read More Sundays List…

I Can… Can Jam

I finally got around to making my grape jam… I only got these five jam jars after it cooked down, but that’s okay. I only had a pot of grapes and just added sugar and pectin. I hope they taste as good as they smelled. I had to keep hubby and his brother from sticking their fingers in the pot for a taste. Luckey … Read More I Can… Can Jam

Weekend words…

This weekend has been a busy one as predicted. During my cleaning this morning for the elderly couple I got a bushel of apples and a bag of pears from their trees. So my next project is canning¬†applesauce, pears, and making jelly from the grapes¬†I peeled and got the seeds out of the other day. I get so excited to try something new with … Read More Weekend words…

Advetures in Canning

So my new hobby this year is canning. I mentioned before I think that¬†I have tried canning corn relish, tomatoes, and jelly. Wendesday and Thursday I started to can my from scratch tomato sauce as I have so many tomatoes and the sauce¬†has filled up the freezer (along with my home-made¬†chicken stock:¬†which I¬†plan to try to can later-more to come ūüėČ ) I have … Read More Advetures in Canning

Joy of the front porch

A phone photo today. The boys were enjoying the front porch and the breeze on this hot day. The chicken is healing¬†and her feather’s are returning. I am hoping by next week she can be back out with her sisters full-time. We think she lost her sight in one of her eyes during her attack and is having to learn to see with just … Read More Joy of the front porch

Mondays Sun…

Another busy day around our house… many chores¬†got completed, the dogs got walked, projects we have not had time to do got started, and errands were run… and that is all after I got home from work at 1. I got another¬†65 tomatoes¬†from the¬†garden with a few other veggies. I am looking to make some more tomato sauce and maybe can a few more … Read More Mondays Sun…

Thursdays Ten Blessings…

I am blessed this week for many reasons. For starters Chase is doing well with his swimming lessons and really learning how to navigate the deeper water. Second, Baxter has moved from adolescents and into young adulthood as he is listening better and following directives from all family¬†members. Third, my client’s have not been too bad this week allowing me some time to get … Read More Thursdays Ten Blessings…

Tips and Chicks Monday

We got some more rain¬†yesterday, thankfully without a storm or wind.¬†The garden and the flowers all seemed to enjoy the rain. The¬†chickens also didn’t seem to mind as it cooled things of a bit. One of our “girls” seemed to know the rain was coming as she ran and hid under the bush as soon as she heard the thunder then when it was … Read More Tips and Chicks Monday