Whee - a new look! I'm testing out some new backgrounds, in preparation for a BIG CHANGE at this here blog. In honour of my 3rd Blogoversary, which silently slipped by unnoticed last week, I'm splurging for a new template....I'm SO excited! I can hardly believe I've been at this for three years! And here we are, 3 years after that first post, doing the same thing we did then - harvesting! (At least this time it's from my OWN garden...)
Yesterday I went and picked all the "leftovers" out of the garden in fear of a heavy frost. I had NO idea that there was still so much stuff in the garden! Do you SEE this bucket...it's taller than the bread maker! I spent the entire day in the kitchen yesterday...unfortunately my garden picking was the LAST thing I did - should have been the first - thinking there was nothing in the garden, I stupidly bought $15.00 worth of tomatoes yesterday morning for this little project:Can you say SALSA??!! 3 batches of it, all currently in mason jars, heat processed, and awaiting transportation to my cellar. Or awaiting someone to maybe BUILD me a cellar, since I have no where to put all this stuff! Not to mention the 10 jars of strawberry jam that have been hanging out on the buffet since strawberry season, or the dozen or so jars of pickles that are hanging out at Cara's house. OR the massive pot of squash soup that I made today, waiting to be ladled into jars as we speak. Hope y'all like preserves - they're whats for Christmas!We also spent a few minutes doing some pre-Halloween testing here yesterday. I have no intention of taking Griffin out on Halloween, but I bought this cute helmet cover a few weeks back, and then came across a little cuddly lion outfit at Value Village on Friday and couldn't resist. I think we'll hit the Halloween party in Orangeville on the 25th, just for the sake of parading this bundle of CUTE around town. We'll skip the candy and the cold night, stick to the daylight fun.