Sunday, September 29, 2013

School Supplies

Four of our grandchildren go to school in Oregon and they needed school supplies for the harvest days at their Waldorf school. There is no better place to shop for school supplies than the farm! Tyler found the perfect pumpkin...more than once! There were so many colors and pumpkins and gourds to choose from so the rainbow of colors for the school supplies will also be an inspiration for these little students.
Aiden found just the right size to carry by himself. He was very proud that he could carry it all the way to the truck!
Beautiful smiling faces, happy in the fresh air as the big winds were blowing a wet and wild storm our way. These little students got their supplies just in time and just before the winds carried all of the rains our way! Now all we have to do is figure out how to get the supplies to our Alaska students! xo

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Harvest Canning

The Farmhouse is taken over once again by the harvest season! As soon as one crop is finished and put away for the winter, there are three more crops to take the place. The living room, dining room, tables, benches chairs are covered in canned goods ready to be marked and placed on the shelves. The piano bench is holding more. The front room is being used to hold the over flow of produce as it is the coolest place in the house directly under the ceiling fan as our days continue into the 90's. It is a busy, busy time of year. There is always time to stop and look at the giant sunflowers and then gather more from the garden. Plum syrup, canned pears, spiced peaches, garden salsa, ruby red corn relish, green beans, apple pie filling and spaghetti sauce to name a few of the recent preserves. The dehydrator is running constantly and the cutting boards are never empty and there are plenty of zucchini waiting to be shredded! So much abundance that will see us through the late fall, winter and spring and we feel the blessings with each ripening cucumber! What is happening with your harvest canning?