"Can or bottle fruit and vegetables from your gardens and orchards. Learn how to preserve food through drying and possibly freezing. Make your storage a part of your budget. Store seeds and have sufficient tools on hand to do the job." (President Ezra Taft Benson)
As the weather is now cooler, I dug out those raspberries that I froze and made eight pints of raspberry jam. So I can check that off my list. I still want to make grape jelly out of grape juice, did you know you could make jelly out of fruit juice? Yes, you can! I chose grape as I like peanut butter and grape jelly sandwiches.
Today I went out and planted garlic before the ground freezes.
I have been trying to weave this table runner I have on my loom right now to free up my loom as my sister and I will take a free weaving class online, this will be a skill building thing for sure.
This has not been a quiet week here. The derecho damaged our roof so the roofers were pounding away.
Missy says she was scared and stayed out of sight till they quit each day...
Gus wasn't as skittish but we all are glad to be done with it and glad to be done before winter sets in.
I think we are really liking the quiet. It reminds me of a book we read to our girls when they were little called Too Much Noise. This man kept hearing the leaves on the roof swishing and went to the wise man of the village and asked him what he could do about the noise. The wise man told him to get a cow. Each time he went back the wise man told him to get a different animal. This went on of course with the noise of each animal getting more and more until he finally told the wise man he couldn't take it anymore. The wise man then told him to get rid of the animals one at a time till he was just down to the leaves on the roof going swish swish and he said awwww. That is where we are awwwww.
I still have cornmeal to vacuum seal and tomatoes to dry but I am pushing along.
We voted absentee to be safe. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to vote!
I also made up ten bread mixes that I do in quart jars.
Keep working on your storage and skill building.
Gus says we must all work very hard at being safe....and just in case, he is showing how to wash our paws.