Saturday, September 28, 2013
sister gave me a canner and tool set at my bridal shower and I finally got a chance to play with it. I am hooked on canning! My dear friend Brenda always talked about how she loved it because each batch was a separate concoction and you could try all different variations on a theme. Now I know what she meant! I canned 4 dozen pints of salsas, tomato puree and tomato sauce. I am just sorry I didn't start earlier in the summer and now I can't wait until next year. We are going to try a little gardening here next year too. We are not self sufficient by any means but finally having your own home somehow makes you want to homestead your yard and garden. I love the idea that we'll be eating and cooking our own tomatoes all through the winter. I can't wait!
this pattern. She put it right on when she opened it but she did say it itched. I knit it out of Cascade 220 because that is all I had in the stash in the proper color. I think it was the leftovers from the Gopher hats. Hopefully she can actually play in it.