Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Is Summer Over Already?

Can you believe that summer is nearly over?! It seems like it just started. Where did the time go - what did I do all summer? That question can best be answered by telling a little story about the two girls my mother raised. This is a photo of my sister and I at White Flower Farm.

Lovely, isn't it? I'm not sure if you can tell,
but she's just about to lick my face in the photo. Mother was so proud as she took the picture.

And here she is lying on the sidewalk..........and here she is breaking into a show tune song while shopping at White Flower Farm.

She is a walking party and the funniest person I know. She's a 'live for today because tomorrow's not coming' kind of girl.
And then there's me....

Right at home in the kitchen; cleaning, cooking, and always planning ahead because tomorrow IS coming and I have to plan the menu! Clearly one of us was found under a rock. Clearly one of us is the grasshopper and the other the ant. Oh little ant, winter is coming!

This summer has been an adventure doing the things I love to do. Little T. is now at an age that she is finally near equal to me in her ability to help. SHE thinks the things I do are fun, which then qualifies me as fun, right? Gardening, cheese making, visiting farms and farmers market, beer making, canning, canning and more canning!

What a double edged sword that canning season happens to be the hottest months of the year! The produce has been plentiful and so has the heat. We don't have air conditioning in our house, so when the kettles and pressure canner start to bubble it gets REALLY hot in our little house. Tie on an apron over a bathing suit and get to work, that's what I say! Nearly all the jars are full and tucked on their shelves in the basement, school is just about ready to begin and the nights are starting to get cool. Canning and preserving food are hard work, but well worth the effort to have our basement filled with food that came from the work of our own hands.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 - Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do with all thy might

Enjoy the day -Wonderwoman

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