Since tomorrow is the day to post our knitting this week, it is time to show that some progress has been made. These were started mid August, so my goal will be to finish them by the end of September. Since I’m on the foot, I should be able to achieve that (pending interruptions in the schedule)
This is what I wrote yesterday. “So tomorrow’s goals are to finish weeding the hoop house, make bread, pick apples, and finish the quilt and to make applesauce” . So who thinks that actually happened? Instead, this is what happened.
The olive bread and rolls were made and another sponge is started. The apples, hoop house and quilt were untouched. They go on tomorrow’s list.
Instead, today the 9 huge zucchini called to me, and I made 18 cups of relish,
30 patties from a recipe my sister sent me. Most of these are going into the freezer. There is a large kettle of grated zucchini in the refrigerator that I will cook into soup for the weekend and 16 cups of grated zucchini is now in the freezer. There are only 2 very small zucchini left and they will go into a salad. There will be no more zucchini this year as I pulled the plants.
and these carrots, along with some previously picked onions were part of today’s ingredients. I did can 7 pints of applesauce out of previously picked apples.
This was a lovely small sugar pumpkin until the chickens found it. They also enjoy doing this to carrots and beets. So we just plant enough for both of us.
Tonight I get to crawl into nice clean sheets to dream about the new adventures awaiting me tomorrow.
Then we picked corn, green beans, beets, and carrots with which to play tomorrow. And we must not forget to pick the apples before the raccoons and deer get to them.
Just 10 – 15 minutes here and there can make a big difference in a project. Most of these blocks were made with minutes here and there. Here I have laid out the blocks that were on the board in the order that I wanted to sew them.
Then I gathered them into piles with each row kept separate to sew them together.
With just half an hour, I was able to put this strip of pale green down the sides and
here they are waiting on the ironing board to be pressed and cut apart when I have a few more minutes. In this way, I can get much more done, then if I have to set aside a larger space of time.
They are cut apart and are being put back up on the wall, waiting for the next step.
Yesterday the pumpkins were picked and some headed home with daughter and her husband. They don’t look all that big in this photo, but that post is an 8×8. There were 6 large, 6 medium, and 6 small. The plants did a great job of producing some of each.
Today. the hoop house received new skin and the vents were moved down low to better suit our needs. This has been an all day job, with two men working all day, another doing odd jobs and part of the day, I played go-fer.
Today I want to share with you a new pattern that found it’s way into my mailbox. It is fairly easy and you might want to make it for Christmas. And while here, enjoy looking around her sight. You’ll find the complete pattern by Debbie Kratovil: http://debbykratovilquilts.blogspot.com/2016/09/christmas-in-september-free-pattern.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DebbyKratovilQuilts+%28Debby+Kratovil+Quilts%29
I’m making it in colors and animals for fall. If you do choose to make this quilt, make a note that “c” on the pieced block should be 6.5″ as it is incorrect on the pattern. Also just a reminder to mark the sewing lines on the light fabric to make the half square triangles.
Here is the photo I promised yesterday – of Juliette and her two lambs who are slightly bigger at 4 months than mom.
The sourdough bread turned out so good, that I made another batch today. Today’s dough was even better than yesterday’s so I’m anxious to see how that turns out. I have to wait because this rises 8-24 hrs in the refrigerator and is than baked.
Oh, and this is exciting to me. This is the first red pepper that I got to before the slugs.
After breakfast and feeding the sourdough culture, the gym was first on our list today. On our way home, we received a call to come look over some house papers.
Then it was time to make our first sourdough bread as the culture was ready. As I was finished kneading it, the hay arrived along with Juliette (sheep) and her 2 lambs. Photos will be tomorrow, because when I get busy, I forget the camera.
Lunch was a stir fry as the rice was cooked and the refrigerator is full of vegetables.
Dessert was thawed strawberries over zucchini bread. We often eat seasonally.
Then it was off to the bank and the grocery store. I needed olives to make olive bread. As we were leaving, we received another phone call about more papers, only these had to read to be signed. So we picked those up on the way out, went to the bank, where the machine ate some of our deposit,(bank official is taking care of that), then off to the grocery store for olives. Above is the bread, which the directions tell me to rise overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature in the morning before baking.
We signed the papers and returned them on the way home. Now the title search should be set in motion. I love these full days, but I feel like I’m watching life whiz by.
Slowly, but surely, with little minutes here and there. The gussets are nearly done. I think I’m a slow knitter because it takes me 18-20 hours to do a pair of socks -time dependent on how much cuff and how many stitches I drop and have to pick up and how many times I have to lay the project down and pick it up again.
No photo, but I spent an hour in the dentist chair this afternoon having 2 small cavities filled.
On the way there, I stopped and bought 2 gallons of honey from a friend who has many hives of bees and has them at various people’s farms. I learned that our hardware store now sells food grade buckets for food. And guess what, their logo gets spread around. DH believes that everything one sells should have something to help sales. This qualifies.
The last thing to purchase was a storm door for the hoop house which will be recovered this weekend.
And here’s a HINT: for all these holidays coming up. Buy yardage, serge or hem the edge, pop it on your table to look all cheery and when the holiday is over, you can save it for next time, or make something else from it.