here is a little photo journal of just what i have been up to...
|visited a local 'u-pick' farm and picked mcintosh & bought honeycrisp apples.|
(fyi, it was lynd's fruit farm)
|the trees were loaded! it was the first day of picking... so there was a crowd!|
|the best ones are always at the top, aren't they?|
|my mini cooper was full of delicious smelling apples! mmmmm! |
this is going to make great applesauce for canning!
|our neighbors got two, yep 2, new puppies! they are sooo cute.|
so we have spent time visiting with them lately.
|going to a small skateboard competition to watch my son. |
he does crazy tricks.
|we have been driving around the country lately (more on that below) |
and found a great farm. they picked us a bushel of tomatoes for canning.
|not a bad view... tomatoes, herbs, floorcloth, etc.|
|and, the final product... 24 pints & 2 quarts of canned loveliness!|
|there is something satisfying about knowing we have stored up some|
freshness to open during the colder months! isn't there?
and... we have decided to put our house on the market and look for a place in the country. yep, it was a tough decision. we have lived here for 16 years. since our youngest was 2. that's a lot of memories stored up in one place. lots & lots of great memories, good times with family, great neighbors, etc.
but... we also believe it is time for a new adventure. there are so many things to experience and enjoy in this little life we have, and we have always dreamed of living on a small farm in the country... so, we best be gettin' on that, right? my sweet husband and i are getting excited about this (even though i have warned him there will be crying when it is closer to time to go & we have to say goodbye to our neighbors). i do believe that change is good though. it makes you think, and challenges you in new ways. plus, i want some chickens who will lay me fresh eggs. :-)
there are, of course, other things going happening... because there always are... but i will share more on those (like my elevated envelopes which are just about done. hey, don't judge me because they are late. :-) that's how i roll.)
so, thursday's the day the house goes 'on the market'. i can't wait to get to work on decluttering, fixing, touching up paint, rearranging furniture, cleaning... hey, you get the picture. (*this is sarcasm, in case you weren't sure.) the house will look great and we will start questioning ourselves... we must stay focused, we must stay focused. ~ smile!
to new adventures!