Well, I still don't have my regular computer - it's still sick - so it's laptop for me. My camera is acting up anyway so I can't seem to take pictures. It keeps telling my there is a problem - I hope to figure that out. Computers stuff is supposed to make everything easier - Bah!! Oh, well. This kind of stuff is job security for my hubby. All that to say - imagination is needed to read this post.
I was given about a bushel of fresh rhubarb yesterday! Yum! So today we took care of it all. I gave the kids all knives and set them to slicing it all up - even Jacob loved doing it - he kinda mauled it but he had fun :0)!! They got it all cut in just a little over an hour. Sam was just awesome - he sat there after everyone else pooped out and finished the last few stalks. Then Ruthie and I made 5 pies, 2 crisps and a double batch of sauce. The pies are for the freezer, one crisp is for dinner tonight - reward for all their work :0)!! The other crisp is for our neighbor (he just had his second back surgery in two weeks and now has a bad cold - he's had a rough time of it and needs some cheering up!!) And the sauce is just to put on whatever we feel like!
It feels good to already be putting stuff up for fall and winter. It's one of my favorite things about summer (although summer is definitely NOT arrived here - the weather still can't decide what to do - seems a bit March-like today!!) I feel very productive when I'm busy filling the freezers and the canning shelves.
Well, now comes the fun part - cleaning up the kitchen (looks like a bomb went off in there - a bomb made of flour and brown sugar :0) Back to work!!