Yesterday, we chopped, boiled down, ground, jarred and canned 6 and a half gallons of applesauce, we harvested, snapped and blanched almost 5 gallons of green beans, we blanched, cut and bagged 10 doz ear of corn (not from our farm, regrettably), we harvested, washed and crock pickled 15 gallons of cukes, we harvested and stored away another heaping bushelful of zucchini, we dug 6 gallons of potatoes and we picked a few gallons of blackberries, eating some and freezing the rest. Today, we have another batch of applesauce on the burner right now, beets in the oven for pickling, another big bag of carrots in the root cellar, and more potatoes and blackberries to be harvested. On top of that, with our first frost last night, we may need to bring in all the melons, pumpkins and tomatoes to inspect them for damage and use 'em up.
Busy as our bees all over my forgetmeknots...
A walk in the back pasture... to just stare and meditate, taking our example from the cows, is a welcomed, regularly experienced, escape.
See, I think the kids walking out in the gardens and fields, harvesting, picking berries and apples and interacting with the animals, are picking up all the peaceful, relaxing vibes that they need.
We also enjoyed a fun busy week of music, preforming on Sunday at the Busking Stage in the Porcupine Mountain Music Fest, on Tue. at the nursing home and on Sat, busking on the street corning during the annual Maxwell street days. All of them were tons of fun, but thoroughly exhausted us of our overplayed list of songs, so we are currently beginning learning a new list of songs, which is both fun and tiring, but I'm really looking forward to it. :) Hey, if you have any song suggestions for us to cover, let us know! We like old 60s, modern country and some bluegrass...
Anyway, signing off, here's a few 'boy-type' pictures for you...
Stretching for the jump:
The bat that Johnny found hanging on the barn wall...
He told Lizzy: "See? That's what happens when a blind bat tries to fly around at night, not very smart: they run into something and die!"
That spooked Johnny out pretty good when he discovered it was indeed alive. I bet he was hoping it was also deaf after the insulting things he said about it! :)
That's all until I have a moment to chat with you again! :) Thanks for stopping by!
First frost already??ReplyDelete
glad i'm not the only one who feels overwhelmed by september so far! haha :) (and I don't even do an 1/8th of what you guys do!) also, I really like your photo stamp. I don't know if that is new, but I just noticed it and it is cute :)ReplyDelete