What a title, huh? It was 80 degrees and extremely windy here today. I started clearing the garden about 1:00 and by the time Reed arrived, I was on my last shred of energy.
Remember this scene?
Look at all those vines! And look at all these pumpkins and gourds!
Well, all those vines had to be pulled! And since it was a beautiful day I put my whole mind and body into the job.
Two giant piles of vines!
Reed brought his chickens over on Monday. Here are Edna, Eunice and Elvis(the rooster).
Since he wants the same three chickens back next spring and I have matching hens, we painted the back spur on his hens. We will have to reapply the nail polish when it starts to wear off.
I held the hen and he painted.
This morning was spent in the kitchen – I don’t give up easily so I started a batch of pepper jelly again.
I’d hate to admit how long I boiled the first batch but when the jelly held in the times of a fork I considered it done. That advice came from a reader who said her mother followed that rule and it worked! Those first five jars of jelly don’t even wiggle! I want to open one to see if it’s as hard as a rock. It just might be!
The next batch I did something different and didn’t boil it so long but it has not set up yet to my liking. I am too stubborn to give up!
I know I promised to talk about the Christmas project but it will have to wait till tomorrow. Tonight at choir practice I parked in a handicapped space – I felt pretty handicapped and it was all I could do to walk from the parking lot into the church!