Monday, October 02, 2006

Excuses, excuses

I really suck at being a blogger. No good excuse really, just that I have been super busy all summer with camp, transitions at work, spending time with friends and family, being outside, and all my fibery pursuits. Plus, there's that pesky issue of having to conduct all of my online stuff at work since I don't have an internet connection at home. And my digital camera is broken. I like the idea of having a blog, I read other people's blogs, but I get too busy to keep up my own. I'll try harder this fall!

So most recently I've been canning: applesauce, spiced pears, wild grape jelly, wild cranberry sauce, green tomato relish, pickles, peach jam, salsa - all sorts of stuff - yikes, I counted last night and I've done close to 100 jars in all! Nothing like my sister and her husband, though - they did 44 quarts of applesauce, canned over 100 pounds of tomatoes and other jams and jellies.

And I just got involved with some folks who are starting a farmers' market in town for next season - first meeting next Monday - exciting!

Then of course, there is the fiber stuff - I finally finished my sister's wedding shawl and have been making a lot of socks and getting a head start on winter gift knitting. I started a gansey, and have been soing some miscellaneous spinning. Too many projects, of course.

And it's fall - my favorite season. I love the chill feeling and smell of damp leaves. I've been spending more time lately exploring the property here, especially up on the northern end of the property around the ponds (that's where I found the wild cranberries!)


Blogger LauraJ said...

She lives!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

I can't even imagine what one would do with 44 QUARTS of applesauce. :)

Glad to see you're still around.

1:29 PM  
Blogger linda said...

My husband loves applesauce, but 44 quarts? Also glad to see your still around!

12:32 PM  

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