Thursday, 26 July 2012

Where are my canning jars?

Ever start the summer canning season asking yourself the question
"Where oh where are all my canning jars?  Didn't I have more than this??"

That is me.  Sent my willing hubby to the root cellar outside to look.  He came back with some, but not the ones I wanted.  So I went a 'lookin' ~ oh there you are my canning jars!  Right where I left you ~ in the root cellar with canned peaches, dilled carrots, tomatoes and such in them.  HUMMMM

Maybe I can go a little easier on myself this canning season?

Are 32 jars of cherries a little excessive?  ha ha!  Did 6 jars of saskatoons and 3 batches of strawberry/rhubarb jam so far.

I think I'll start up the dehydrator now ~ dried herbs are a little easier to move than jars of cherries!

Happy canning everyone!

Friday, 20 July 2012

A little summer fun

Yes, I have been a little absent from the blogging world ~ trying to keep up on the garden, chickens and packing for our move in October.

This is some of what we have been up to ~
 Nothing tastes so great as our own strawberries ~ completely red and juicy throughout the whole berry.  I've been busy pinching off all the runners so they pour their juice into their fruit instead.  Had a friend over yesterday and told her that come fall, she can come and dig them up and plant them at her place.
 There is a small lake within walking distance of us and since we have become friends with most of the cabin owners there ~ we get access to their docks! 

Until next time...
While we are busy with lots of items on our "to do" list, we want to take time to enjoy the summer heat and take time for our friendships.  I'm often heard saying "hurry girls!  let's get our chores done so we can play in the afternoon!"

Angie and the New Life