Happy Weekend everyone..
What perfectly beautiful weather we have had all week..
Beautiful fall days with warm temps and lovely breezes..
I guess we must be having our Indian Summer..
Like many other years before I think our Fall weather is better then the Summer was..
Kind of nice really because there is just so much to do..
Kind of overwhelming if I stop to think about it ..
We made a little trip to St. Martins to do some more gathering of things we forgot..
I harvested some herbs and brought home several Rosemarys and a large lavender that is all budded..I hope it survives the transfer...
My parsley was huge for pesto and I have dried my sage...
Terry picked our second crop of beans and I made some dill ones from my friend Judy's recipe...
Then there were crab apples to do, too..
Spiced ones that is..
They turned out lovely and there was a jar of juice left which I saved for our family Christmas Dinner..
Last year everyone wanted to know what made the punch taste so different.
It is just delicious and spicy, too..
Then on another day we went again to the farm in Prosser Brook..
Terry wanted to clean out the spring some more..
We just woke up and packed our stuff and left..
No coffee or anything..
Of course, we stopped at Tim Horton's for an extra large one and Terry went by the grocers and bought a frozen pizza..
We seldom do that but we were starving and kind of had brunch, I guess..
Everything tastes good up there for some reason..
He went outside to work and I made a batch of Prosser Brook Relish..
My cousin, Ann gave me the recipe..
I laughed and asked her why it was called that and she said our relatives from there called it that..
So.. I had to make it..
The day before I had prepared all the veggies and salted them overnite..
Then that morning we just took it all with us..
It is lovely and made 14 pints..
I told you I love cooking in Aunt Eva's old kitchen, eh?
Terry was begging for bread, too..
I have not made it for a couple of weeks as we were
hooking up the stove and such..
This recipe HERE..
I had noticed on Pinterest that someone made their bread in a small glass crock pot and as I had one there I decided to try it..
The boss says to make it in that from now on..
He thinks there is more.. grin..
I was talking to Shonda today and mentioned that I think my nerves are bad..
She wondered why..
I thought I should send her the pic of her father up that rickety ladder hanging off the flag pole that is as taller than the barn roof..
He couldn't get the old flag down as it was shredded into bits from the wind and caught there..
He comes down and carries up a full length 2x4 to poke at the top of the flagpole..
The old ladder was to one side and he was leaning back ...
Meanwhile, I am calling on the name of Jesus to protect this foolish man and he just tells me to watch and learn..
Then today he carried down a huge wood box of pickles that was at least 3 feet x 2 feet wide that he could hardly lift all the way downstairs..
Oh.. and did I mention about the fridge the other day?
Yes, I think I did..
I guess the Lord needs me to intercede on his behalf..
Do you know what I mean??..
This man is not a spring chicken..
I know he climbed poles for a living but that was many moons ago..
Shonda just laughed and said the apple didn't fall far from the tree...
What is that supposed to mean??
While I was standing with the truck keys in my hand on the step watching him (I might of had to go get help as there is no phone at the farm) I actually wondered if my kids did stuff like this that I didn't know about..
Obviously, they do as Shonda said not to ask her about the Christmas lights..
To tell you the truth I just don't want to know...
We ended up staying for supper and all I had was a few potatoes and such so I made a meal that my Gram would have served..
It was good, too, but probably not as healthy as it should have been..
What can I say?
Things are going to change around here..
Anyway, sweet ladies thanks so much for visiting and reading my crazy scribbling..
I have warned you before that this blog is nothing but tales of an old keeper of the home and the things that we are up to.. grin..
Love and appreciate you guys...
Blessings from New Brunswick..