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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Living the Good Life

Don't let all this gorgeous fall color fool you.  
We already have had the frost to encourage such beauty,
but we also have had our share of rainfall...already a couple inches today ~ I'm not complaining, just missing our crayola box full of fall colors.  The orange tree on the right is already bare.
Soon, I will show you what sits between those two maples in front of the full woodshed.  Speaking of firewood, the heat from the register at my feet feels so good as it pours outside.  My dear man built me a fire to warm the floors.

It was another busy day in the kitchen of Dar n' Bill.  I had cabbage soaking in salt water overnight which was then blanched and packed into canning jars.  I covered them with a sweet-sour mix of brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and a bit more water.
So good to go with a pork roast in the dead of winter.  All I have to do is to thicken the sauce and maybe even add bits of crispy bacon and sauteed onions.  To top that meal off, we will have to open a jar of the applesauce Bill helped me make today. 

I must say, it has been exciting to be as busy as a little mouse packing seeds away for the winter, only We are lining the pantry shelves and the freezers.  I am grateful, however, that the only things left to do are more apples to freeze for pies, and carrots to blanch and freeze.  I am totally Out of Jars...or I'd be making more applesauce and pumpkin and apple pie fillings.  ( Hey, Cher, could you send me your Apple Pie Filling recipe? Thanks Sis. )  Maybe I can wrangle up more jars without buying them...a girl's gotta get sensible.  

It's been another busy, busy day and I am tired, tired, tired.
God sure has had his hand in there, being good to us.  We feel good and are taking advantage of every second we have to survive another wicked winter.  Handy groceries a reach away is so nice to have.  And the price is right!

Good night folks.  I'm signing outa here and off to bed I go.
You all have a wonderful Sunday.  Prayers for everyone.
Life is So Darned Good


Buttons said...

Oh Dar you are going to be smiling when the winter comes and you can snuggle in with the fire and know all that work was worth it. Happy Sunday. B

Chatty Crone said...

It is work now but like Buttons said this winter will bring the joy. Love your life!

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Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

The colors came FAST this fall--overnight and we were at peak!
You have so much to do this time of year, don't you?

jack69 said...

Dad gummit, you make me tired and hungry all at the same time. it all sounds so good, but I know tons of work are involved.
You guys are the best, hoping you are doing well as well as Brother Bill.
Love Sherry and Jack

Paula said...

All your food and work sounds so good. Around here I'm lookin' forward to winter to get some things done that is has been too hot to do outside. Such as washing windows etc.

Michelle said...

You will have much to enjoy this winter!

Cher' Shots said...

Here you go with the Apple Pie Filling recipe: http://chershots.blogspot.com/2011_09_01_archive.html

I posted on canning again. I ran out of jars this year too. Had to break down and buy new.
'love & hugs from afar'