Fall, my favorite season of the year!!!
Sunday was Jeff's only day off this weekend so we made the most of it. He got the air conditioner taken out of the window and everything cleaned up. He also worked on the pellet stove and we will give it a the run later in the week when things cool down further.
While Jeff worked on that, I got busy on getting the laundry caught up. I also made two loaves of bread, a spaghetti skillet dinner from scratch and a squash casserole. I then froze a gallon of blackberries, picked from our garden, to take over to my mother when we go see her for Thanksgiving. Her bushes did not do as well as mine did and I want to make sure she gets some to make jam with.
Other ways that we have been getting ready for the colder weather is by making more herb salts with herbs from our garden. I'm going to make a variety of flavors this year, sage salt, lemon thyme salt, basil salt, as well as Tuscan herb salt. Some of these will go into my spice cupboard, and others will be used for gifts. I also need to dry more oregano and basil.
More apples have been picked, with even more on the tree, that need to be made into applesauce and canned. I have run out of space in my two large freezers which are stuffed with berries, applesauce, pureed squash and other things that I have picked up and put away. The pantry continues to be stocked and a list compiled of things that I find that I am low on. I will pick those things up as I find them.
This week blankets and quilts will be gone through and washed and then dried and folded, ready for layering on our beds as needed. The Fall decorations will be brought out and I will start decorating our home for my favorite season. I already have a scented candle out and have been enjoying it. There is just something so special about the changing of the seasons and I intend to enjoy it to the fullest.
The family photo in the header makes my heart smile. Wish I had a baby to hold! 🥰ReplyDelete
Thank you Sandi! Those are my precious grandboys. The baby is now crawling and into everything. LOL!Delete
You know you sound so busy, and I am envious of your garden ours was quite the flop which is a blessing as I am so busy. Can't you come down and help out for a few days? I could use a good girl Friday!ReplyDelete
LOL! This "girl Friday" wore herself out. I joked with one of my sons that Jeff and I worked our butts off on Sunday and mine decided to plant itself in my recliner on Monday for the most part. Those burst of energy that I do get end up with a empty "battery" for a few days afterwards. ;)Delete
Your preparations sound perfect!
Enjoy all the cozy!
Thank you Billie Jo! Good thing we got started the preparations early. Jeff found that the igniter on the pellet stove needs to be replaced. He is ordering a new one today and will have it picked up and delivered by the freight company he used to work for so that we can hopefully get it installed tomorrow or the next day.Delete
I too love the fall. Over the weekend, I pulled out the last of the yellow squash and my cucumber plants. Both had flowers on them but I cleaned up the space any way. I put down two bags of compost and got my garlic planted. Last year, I wasn't able to plant garlic and had to rely on volunteers.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the update.
SJ in Vancouver BC