Thursday, December 1, 2016

Our Life in Pictures.....

Sometimes life seems to get away from me!  Each day is full of its own work and I often get caught up in the day to day operations of our family.  I spent the fall taking care of the garden and preserving the bounty.  As we've moved closer to winter, I've spent time buttoning up the shouse against the cold and making improvements to the driveway so that we can maneuver it when the snow has drifted, creating one big field of white.  I've rearranged furniture, creating a nook for Sir Knight's reloading bench so that he can reload any time he wants without moving all of the furniture in the living room. Master Hand Grenade butchered a hog for a neighbor, while Miss Serenity turned pork into pork sausage.  And so, life pictures.
Fall Bounty!

Peeling pears given to us by our neighbor Patrice

Soaking the pears in lemon water so they don't brown

I hung the pears on our clothes horse in the kitchen to dry

Loooong after a couple of days of drying!

Dried pears in a jar

Tomatoes and peppers out of the garden

Princess Dragon Snack stringing peppers for drying


Master Hand Grenade plying his craft

Miss Serenity grinding pork sausage

Miss Serenity and Sir Knight

Ready for the freezer


Boiling in water and baking soda

Sprinkled with salt

29 quarts of turkey stock, 2 quarts and 3 pints of meat

On the shelf

Make shift markers to keep people out of our ditch

New weather stripping for the front door

In the living room where the reloading bench used to be

The new reloading area in our bedroom

Our newly rearranged bedroom

Have a wonderful week meeting each new day as it comes and doing what needs to be done.