We are doing the normal getting ready for winter stuff; splitting firewood, canning, weatherizing the buildings and everything’s going nicely. Everything except for three half-bushels of peaches I bought “cheap” because the market owner said some were going bad. I found out the next day that one whole box and most of the other two had dry rot from being in cold storage too long. I was frustrated to only get 10 pints of peach preserves from a bushel and half of peaches. Here in northern Minnesota we can’t grow peaches and sometimes I really, really lust for peaches! Oh well, you win some and lose some; I lost this week.
In the high tech world, my satellite service (Hughes Net) has been disrupted and poor Lisa at the magazine has been spending lots of time on the phone trying to get things resolved. So far, I’ve had spotty service at best; I can only get online every four days or so! As soon as we have this resolved, I’ll be back blogging as normal, with photos. Until then, I’ll just keep on canning. — Jackie