Monday, September 20, 2010


Things are still busy here but starting to slow. Markets are ending and peaches are at the end of their season. Apples are beginning to ripen and pears as well. Okra is still producing but slowing to a stillness.

The boys are good other than a slight sinus problem. They are thriving and amazing us every day! God is so good!

John is still working six days a week and it is getting old for us both but we are blessed and happy he has a job when many do not.

I have another staph infection (the beginning stages) in my sinuses. I have not been washing the sinuses out like I should and that is probably the culprit. The lower right side doesn't drain properly. I also have an absess tooth that will require a root canal this Friday and then a crown.

I take my Mom back tot he doctor tomorrow to hopefully get a diagnosis. She is better than she was weeks ago but on a lot of medication.

I have been doing so much canning and freezing. Here's a rundown of what I have done this year.

So what have you been up to?
  • 14 bags squash in freezer (for casseroles)
  • 7 jars of squash pickles
  • 48 bags of okra in freezer (32 breaded for frying and 16 unbreaded for soup)
  • 18 bags of frozen peaches
  • 18 containers of fresh salsa in freezer
  • 78 jars of peach salsa
  • 16 jars of pickles
  • 12 jars squash relish
  • 16 jars pear perserves
  • 5 containers pear freezer jam
  • 8 jars pear butter
  • 16 jars peach jam
  • 13 jars strawberry jam
  • 12 containers of frozen strawberries
  • 16 bags of frozen blueberries
  • 5 jars nectarine jelly
  • 8 jars chow chow

I think that is all. I want to do some taco sauce, apple butter and apple pie filling and I will be finished!