How many days in a row can you go without sewing before you start feeling a little stir crazy? I think I sewed Friday. Yes . . I know I did because I quilted the Rose quilt. I had plans to get lots of sewing done this weekend but that wasn’t to be. Saturday we went to look at the land and ended up looking at another piece of land while we were out. It’s a piece we’ve already seen and I love it.
This is the view across the highway from the cabin. It’s on that highway I love.
How about another view? There’s plenty of gorgeous land around here. We just have to find the one that’s perfect for us. This one is 40 acres too but there are more buildings on it that don’t work for us. We need something with just plain land. We really need to look west or south instead of east. Just a few miles west though is Kansas . . nothing wrong with Kansas but I sure would hate to move 10 miles and have to get new driver’s license and license plates. And, those people in Kansas think I have a funny accent! 🙂
But, while we were out running around, Vince decided he wanted a watermelon from the Amish market so we went there. Unfortunately for my sewing plans, we didn’t get just a watermelon. We got 60 pounds of Roma tomatoes, along with a few other veggies. Then we stopped at the apple orchard and bought half a bushel of apples. Oh . . the apple orchard. An elderly couple own it and I keep telling Vince I want to buy it. It isn’t for sale! Maybe for the right price, it would be for sale but I don’t have that kind of $$ but wouldn’t it be fun to own an apple orchard?
I’m surely easily sidetracked tonight, aren’t I? Maybe it’s just that I finally got out of the kitchen that has me a bit excited.
I got all 60 pounds of tomatoes put up (though this picture was taken when only half the tomatoes and half the apples were done). I made all the apples into Caramel Apple Jam and put all the tomatoes up . . just plain tomatoes. 33 quarts of tomatoes, 18 pints of jam. Last year I put the Caramel Apple Jam up in jelly jars but it’s so good, we can eat almost a whole jelly jar size in one weekend!
Then when all the veggies were put away, I ground wheat and made bread. I’m tired . . really tired! Started reading a new book on the Kindle this evening and whew . . can’t put it down but I had to have some progress on my design wall because . . tomorrow is Monday!!! Got a bit of sewing done and as soon as I get the chickens put up for the night, I’m going to curl up with the Kindle and read!