Nesting, Part 1

The pickles are pickling in their lime-water (lime as in the chemical, not the citrus fruit.)  Piper’s curled up in the corner chair in the office, and I’m sitting down for the first time since 9 a.m.  It was a *wonderful* day.  

I hit the farmer’s market first thing (despite a little rain shower) and scored 20 lbs of tomatoes, 7 lbs of cucumbers, 8 lbs of zucchini, 2 lbs of jalapenos and 10 lbs of apples for a grand total of $35.   Then off to the grocery for the more pedestrian items – sugar, steaks, beer – and a great 98 cents/lb sale on peaches.

This week’s kitchen agenda:

Peach jam
Bread & Butter pickles (in progress)
Tomato sauce
Apple butter
Shredded zucchini in the freezer (for bread)
Peaches in the freezer
Apple pie

The rest of the day was spent shopping with H until the middle of the evening (good times, and I managed to pick up a few more canning jars & the pickling lime,) then putting the pickles on to soak overnight.  Oh, and Piper enjoyed her snack of a couple of cucumber ends, if anyone wondered.  Yes, she still is the “Hoover” as I haven’t found an edible item that she refuses.

The best news of all is that H has agreed to do the insulation work for me (I’m doing some work on her house in exchange) – isn’t she a saint!!!!  Tomorrow will be church, decorating the house for fall, cleaning out a closet or two, working on the pickles some more, and some gardening.  Stay tuned!

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