Monday, August 20, 2012


My health continues to improve. I had a doctor visit this past week and the doctor was pleased with my improvement and said I don't have to come back to see her unless things start backsliding. That is great news! I am feeling better and managed to work every day last week. My office was recarpeted during the week so it made things interesting but I got everything done I needed to do. 

This past weekend was the Bluegrass Festival and my quilt was auctioned off for $250. The person who bought it would have gone higher but no one was bidding against her! That is my only sewing news for this past week but I have been getting some garden harvesting done.

One evening during the week I picked blueberries and got them in the freezer for the 'long, hard winter'. I also picked enough green beans for a couple of meals. I kept an eye on the pumpkins, squash, zucchini and cucumbers. At this point we have just 3 pumpkins which means I might only have one I have to deal with after giving one to each of the grandkids. There are acorn squash coming on and I really hope they mature because last year they were so delish! I have two zucchini plants but unlike most people, I am not getting too many, thank goodness. I had hoped for more cucumbers though. Finally managed to get enough to make one half gallon of dill pickles this weekend.

Niece Katie came over on Friday and on Saturday we picked blackberries and beans. Seventeen pounds of green beans and that was after the neighbor picked quite a few the night before! Yesterday, we froze 10 packages of beans and canned 7 quarts of dilly beans. We have to wait 2 weeks to see how those beans turn out. Unfortunately there will be more beans in a few days so I am torn as to whether I should use the same recipe for more or should I try another. Luckily I have a few days to make that decision. 

Well, another week is starting and they are saying the weather should be cooler this week so I might actually get more done around the house!

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