21 August 2012

Wok Planter

Renew, reuse, although not using it for what it was intended! Our neighbor was throwing out this huge wok, and I grabbed it.  I took the base of an old concrete bird bath to set it on. It has seen winters of pansies, and summers of impatiens. It is a little rusty now, but hey isn't that a little in style?

20 August 2012

Up and at em

It's the start of a new week.....have a good one!

19 August 2012

Rainy Sunday

We finally got a decent shower last night with a few more rumbles of thunder this afternoon.  Not complaining as it makes a good day to do absolutely nothing or a little blog reading.  Hope you are having a great Sunday and a good week to come!

14 August 2012

Canning & a new roof

This is the first year I have really canned a big amount. I am so happy that I have done this much! Even though my garden did not produce I was able to find deals from homeowners selling their excess, plus a few purchases from farm stands, and freebies from friends. This is what I have done so far:

There are quarts of peaches, tomatoes, vegetable soup, and apples.  Then I did pints of squash, apples, and a pepper peach jelly which is very yummy!  The only bad thing is my jelly did not set up for some reason.  I was real disappointed yet my aunt told me I could use it as a glaze, over cream cheese, and I have even mixed some two parts (runny!) jelly to one part oil and one part apple cider vinegar.  It makes the best salad dressing for a chicken salad!  It's not much yet I will probably do a little bit more when I can get my house back in order.  Canning and putting on a new roof leaves very little time for anything else.
As for the roof it is almost finished!  Three long weeks, a little bit at a time between mainly my step son, hubby, and yes!a little bit me.  My step son is finishing the rest as I am writing this with the last sky light finally in, and after today we should be done. Yea!
The other thing I realize is with all of this "new" light coming in I can really tell where I need to do my major fall cleaning.  Well, it's always something!
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