Slowly…

 
Sorry not much from us lately.  We’ve been busy around here getting going again for the school year and doing a bunch of fall cleaning before the real cold weather hits.  We have some exciting news to share that will have to wait for now until I have more time.
 
Garrett with a funny potato...
Garrett with a funny potato…

This weekend we harvested half of our potatoes and all of the onions .  They are now safely tucked away for the long upcoming winter.  The weather has been a bit strange here and not at all very fall-like, we have been having very nice warm weather (80’s to 90’s)  with a few cooler days thrown in once in a while and no frost.  That was until this morning when we awoke to a thick coat of frost.   I need to get out and see what is salvageable from the green tomatoes and get them inside and eventually we will have to put  the garden to bed  and start the dreaming/scheming process over again for next spring.  The weather looks very promising for the next week though. 

 Still have a bit of canning to do, we have been saving strawberries for the whole month of September so we want to make some strawberry rhubarb jam.  We also need to make some pumpkin butter and apple butter and I hope to can some black and kidney beans.   We sent the last pig to be processed last week and we should be able to pick it up sometime soon!  Then when the weather gets a bit cooler we have a couple of  sheep that will be headed  to freezer camp and some turkeys that will follow.  Then of course we have hunting right around the corner which  is all Sawyer can even think of!   Lots of stuff to keep us busy.

 

Saturday night I combed Teigen’s hair straight up and he thought it was so funny and wanted me to take a picture of it…

Teigen after a tub...

Teigen after a tub...

 

 

Hope everyone’s enjoying this last day of summer!

2 comments on “Slowly…

  1. Do you can the pumpkin butter, Erin? I have always wanted to make some….

  2. Yes! We were taught the recipe at the canning class this summer, it is sooo yummy! We might have to get together and try it.

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