Had to take a short photo op on these flash frozen blackberries I'd forgotten to put into freezer bags.
Did more dehydrating yesterday. Along with lots of bell peppers, I had a few other peppers, okra, and dabbled a bit in onion greens.
Beans to can today.
Did not have time to do them or the tomatoes yesterday as my dad called and said the apples were ready to be picked. So we went to help them.
Michael and I picked and peeled. My mom cut them. She did pretty well, even when she dropped them she didn't get too upset, so that was very nice for her to have a good day today. For those who don't remember, my mom has Alzheimer's.
My mom used to can a lot. I have many memories of my mom canning up all the produce from our garden and fruit trees when I was growing up. I asked her about any memories this brought back for her and she didn't really have any.
I also asked her about a certain dressing we always used to have. She would go and buy it from a local restaurant that she loved. She had no memory of it. Mom did not get upset, but was a little sad, knowing that she had lost another memory.
It's important to talk things over and not pretend nothing is happening. I just held her and said that one day we'll either all forget or all remember and we'll be on an even standing.
Anyway, I'd love to have that recipe. I'll have to see if I can find it anywhere. It was for a red cabbage slaw. It was peppery. Good stuff. :-)
Some ladder climbing...
Some tree climbing...
Some kicking back and hanging out...
Some taste testing...
And the apples Michael and I took home for processing here.
Still lots of apples on the tree. My dad wanted to leave the smaller ones on to let them grow a little bigger.
I hope to get to applesauce, apple butter, apple pie filling and just plain apples today. Along with tomatoes, peppers, and beans.
I don't think I'm that good yet. But I'll see how far we get.
We started up school again this week, so Michael is busy with that for several hours in the day. He is currently working on an outline of world history. And doing math testing; not his favorite.
The workshop and Civil War ball is tomorrow. Tell me when I'll have time to finish that corset...