Thursday, October 10, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
I did not move the apples from the below picture onto the table. There are just that many apples. I worked on apple related projects for the entire workday.
I am waiting for the last batch in the canner to finish so I can go to bed now. I stopped work at 5 to take Beaver to his dad's for the weekend and visited with my parents - we meet at the halfway point which works out to be near my parents house.
While I was working on apples today I made up these loaves of bread, which I just pulled out of the oven. I used only the yeast left in the bottom of the carboy after bottling a batch of pear cider. It is a sour dough like bread with a faintly pear cidery taste.
|left to right apple butter, apple butter in cool anniversary blue glass jars that makes the food look different, and spiced apple rings.|
Oh and the apples are still everywhere... I seriously doubt anyone but me could tell any got used - unless I made you carry the compost out - and the trees have at least that much again on their branches. Hoping you kitchen smells as good as mine ~ Julia
Thursday, October 3, 2013
|Family beach day with my parents, sister and brother in law.|
|Part of a current quilt pattern that will be a Christmas present for Butterfly.|
No, too long, let me sum up....
Okay, even that would likely be mind numbingly too long. So the shorter version with be what I can think of right at the moment and highlights. I'll try to cover some projects I have going in more detail in the coming weeks as I am hoping to get back into the swing of this. A dear friend and I were talk last night and we decided to challenge each other to posting today instead of just thinking up post and meaning to get to it.
The big stuff:
Beaver started High school! And went out for the football team! (I am not sporty or anything so this has been a bit weird for me, but I am learning.) He is loving school - he is a okay student and a natural leader normally - but this year he is really doing well and talks engagingly about all his classes this year. Mommy happy dance. He is co-captain of his model painting team.
|One of many day trips to Old World Wisconsin with family friends|
Badger is in kindergarten. (I have no kids home during the day...) she is doing well and adjusted much more easily than I expected her too. It helps that her sister's best friend was moved into her classroom, so she already knew someone.
and as for me I picked up a very more hobbies to fill my days - as if I needed any! I went back to brewing and wine making, I am buried under mountains of apples, I am quilting more, I opened an Etsy store, joined a spinning guild, joined the football moms club, am thinking of joining a quilting guild, am exhausted.
I decided to add a few random pictures from our blog-cation. Hoping you are making your full days and enjoying them. ~Julia