Remember last week when I went to the flea market to pick up the cherry stoner Vince had found? I found several treasures of my own!
Crocks are hard to find around here. I hear that the Amish snatch them up at estate sales and auctions. Not sure what they use them for (not sure I want to know since they don’t have indoor plumbing) but I want to try my hand at making sauerkraut, which we actually like. Also, I can use the crocks to make pickles. The real truth is . . when someone tells me something is hard to find, then I’m on a mission to find it, whether I need it or not. Anyone else do that? Anyway, they had these two 5 gallon crocks in good shape so I got them.
And, my mom has my grandma’s old strainer, which is actually called a chinois, and I’ve always loved that thing. Here’s a new one but I was so happy to find an old one at the flea market.
Stick a bowl under it and mash juice from fruit or strain the juice to make jelly . . doesn’t take much to make me happy.
But my best find of all . . you’re going to have to wait. Vince is going to clean it up. It has nothing to do with sewing. It’s been sitting in my garage for over a week and I can hardly stand it! This weekend I’m going to beg and bargain with Vince to get it cleaned up so I can show you!