Wednesday, August 20, 2008

More Canning

Yesterday was peaches - have I mentioned that I LOVE being home from work by 2:30????




I started right in on the bushel of peaches that I brought, and ended up with 7 quart jars. But I still have 1/2 the peaches to go - they aren't ripe enough yet. What a pain in the butt to peel - even after dipping them in boiling water. Another day or so and the rest just may be perfect.



Todd tried out the pickles last night (I had 1 jar that didn't seal). He says they are good, better than the last time so....maybe my method of measuring really does work.


Jessie had a fantastic 1st day of school - loves her classmates, loves her teacher...it is so great when your child loves to go to school. She was a little bummed though that school cuts into blog reading time (yes, she does sit down and read some of the blogs that are out there with me), but she is so thrilled that after seeing Jacquie's quilt made of vintage sheets, Jacquie sent her the remaining pieces:

Thanks so much Jacquie!!! I was told I need to quit everything else I have in progress and get this done! I also got some more pinwheels quilted - I think I have 2 to go yet. Then the sashings and borders. I hadn't told Todd yet what I was doing - guess I just didn't want anyone in Wayne County to know (if I tanked, then oh well). Well, he found the entry slip and the tickets to the fair, and got all excited. Then he starts panicking - on whether I will have it done or not.


My response - shoot - I have eons of time left - and I work best under deadlines....

This past weekend, Todd also finished up 2nd cutting on hay - until the baler died. So he rented the roundbaler and went to town. I'm just so glad it is done - until 3rd cutting that is. Now he just has to unload it all....

And my SIL - Jenna - gave me these fabulous vintage sheets. Most are pillowcases, but oh there are some pretty ones in here...


That's all for now....off to work...

Kris

7 comments:

Lib said...

Hi Kris,
Your peaches are pretty. I make a peach upside down cake same recipe as pineaplle only I use peaches.
Love the vintage fabrics.Take me back to the 60s-70s;o)
Have a great day!
Blessins',Lib

farm mom said...

Well, my comeuppance is due. I'm right there with you my friend. We need laptops so we can blog/read from the kitchen, 'eh? :)

Jacquie said...

so glad she had a good first day of school. i'm like your hubby...get going on that quilt now...deadline is looming!!!! seriously, it's so great that you're entering it in the fair. The peaches look mouth watering!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Peaches look yummy! Thanks for visiting my blog. We have been in our doublewide for the past 11 years, I started painting and changing things after about 5 years. I am really pleased how things have turned out!
blessings

Granny Lyn said...

We all can't wait to see the pinwheels done done done!! It is going to be GORGEOUS!!!!

the peaches are so yummy looking, a cobbler is going to be good in January, huh?

Niki RuralWritings said...

Your days sound llike mine, canning, haying and repairing!

I've had the same frustrating experience with slightly unripe peaches ~ all set up and ready to go and the dang things won't peel. Well, you're right a day or so will fix that problem

Have a blessed day
Niki

Philigry said...

that is great you get home so early! the peaches look so yummy.