Where does the time go? Every night I think I’m going to write a post, it’s late, I’m tired and I have nothing to write about – well, that’s not exactly true. Life on the farm is never dull. This is also what I did on Monday – two batches of pepper jelly ready for Christmas gifting.
And once again I have this question.
I follow the recipe exactly and the jelly does not thicken – yes, I use Certo. Why doesn’t it get thick? Oh, how discouraging. It happened last year, too. Can somebody give me some pointers on making jelly?
On Tuesday afternoon my friend Dorothy called to remind me about picking up that “item” in her garage that she wanted to get rid of and that I was delighted to receive. So off in the truck I went – here is the “item” in the back of the pickup.
And here it is in my yard! An old wagon with iron wheels! I love it!
And a closeup of the contents.
I wish we’d have had this wagon when we were taking quilt pictures all time – what a great prop!
Reed and I dug the onions today – and more discouragement. Most of them were soft and rotting. Did I leave them in the ground too long? Was it caused by all the rain we had last week? The geese ate the tops off every single onion – is that what made them rot in the ground? Does anybody have some onion advice for me?
The next big job was getting all the grow lights set up on timers for the plants in the basement.
And Hazel helped – haha!
We brought all Reed’s plants here this afternoon, cleaned them and sprayed for bugs.
We moved plants to the basement but still have more in the garage that need to go down. I’ll take a picture when we’re done. Someone asked me to talk about using grow lights – I set them with the timer to turn on at 8 am and off at 8 pm. I try to do all maintenance during that time period. It’s not like having them outside but they do pretty well through the winter – I like to run the shower every few days to put some moisture in the air. I don’t feed any of them during the winter months and some go nearly dormant. I start feeding them in March/April and move them outside in May. Please ask more questions if you have them.
Tomorrow is more of the same – maybe I’ll have time to post the list of books. Would you close a few ads for me? I appreciate your support of this blog.