Monday Morning Roundup~Aug. 27th

So, I fell off the face of the earth for a bit there.
Mostly because I’ve been busy.
Y’see, the garden is producing, and someone has to put it up for the winter…because, yes, winter is coming.

I pulled out the pressure canner.
If you heard an excited, high pitched “Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!” last week, well, that was me.

It’s been 5 far too long years since I put food in jars for the shelves.
This year, I was determined to get back at it.
And I have!
So far, just green beans, but today I’ve got potatoes going into the canner, and once we butcher the meaties, I’ll be using backs and scraps for home-grown chicken soup.
And, I need to send Hubby to the mushroom farm, because one can never have enough home canned mushrooms!
Then, there’s kidney beans, and chick peas and pork and beans to make…

I’ve missed this.
Back when we were in the city, it was a normal year for me to put up 400 or so jars of food a year.
I want to surpass that out here!
I feel like, I have all this space to grow stuff, I need to be better prepared for life’s little bumps and bruises that slow us down on the way.
That mindset got lost for a little while, but now, I’m back to it…and it feels soooooo good!

The past week, I’ve also been tending to the wines.
I finally got my blueberry/pomegranate kit bottled.
The 2nd round of green tomato (which is likely going to end up a blush wine instead of a white this time) has been stabilized and is now clearing. It is so tasty. Still young, so a bit fiery, but the first one was the same way. With a little age, it turned into a stunningly good wine.

And then, Hubby brought home 50lbs of apples someone gave him at work. Not deadfall, lovely hand-picked eating apples.
So I started a batch of apple wine…because hey, free fruit? Yeah, I’ll ferment that!

And then there’s the planning for next year’s garden. Already.
In the next month or two, it’ll be time to get the fall garlic in.
I’m thinking about what worked this year, what didn’t work, and what we need to grow more of next year.
Plus, there’s that darn fence to get done!
So much to do, so little time to do it.

Now, for those who have been wondering…

Our Sable.

She’s been off the previcox for 2 weeks now.
I keep saying this…we are cautiously and quietly optimistic.
She’s eating very well, she’s gained back the weight she lost during her sickness, and she’s still getting a flax cookie daily…because she loves them and we love her.

That’s all the news for today…
It doesn’t sound like I’ve been all that busy when I write it here, but I’m going from before sunrise until well after sunset, so I’m either spinning my wheels or maybe I might be getting somewhere.
I’ll let you know.

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8 thoughts on “Monday Morning Roundup~Aug. 27th

  1. Beautiful horse and lovely photo ~ sending lots of healing energy hugs,

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

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  2. Comedy Plus says:

    You just described my childhood. We did beef, pig and chickens and mom had a huge garden and she canned and canned and canned. we had wonderful food all winter long.

    I’m glad Sable is doing better. She sure looks healthy. Huge Aww.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, my friend. β™₯

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    • WolfSong says:

      I wish I’d growing up doing this stuff, but I had to learn once I was on my own.
      But, I’m trying my best to teach my daughter…it’s just so important to know where your food comes from!

      We’ve very happy that Sable is doing better. πŸ™‚


  3. Brian Frum says:

    All that sounds like a big bunch of busy to me. I’m sure glad Sable is doing better.

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  4. Toosh says:

    It really has been the fastes ‘where has the time gone?’ summer… Glad you got to get back at the canning that you so love. Yay pantry!

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  5. anne leueen says:

    It sounds to me like you’re very busy. Good to know Sable is progressing well. I will send positive thought for that to continue.

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