Sunday, October 11, 2015

Digital Photography

I've always said that digital photography was for the picture crazy farmer.
I'm sure I took 30 pictures to get a few good ones.

Today it seemed like it was Peeper and Bear that
wanted to ham it up. 

I could not get them out of the camera lens.  

So if you can't beat 'em...join 'em!

Peeper, get away from the camera!!

I'm king of the stump!

Bear!!! I'm trying to take a picture of Peeper.

Look lowly dog, get away from my stump.  I'm the king and you're just my lowly servant.

Stuart shyly peeks out.

Then Claude gets into the action.  Looking over my head.

Bear!!! Get away from the lens!

Oh my word!!!

Have a Blessed Evening!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Grape Jelly

This year our grapes were plentiful.  So that means grape jelly!!

I figured I'd share my grape jelly recipe. 

4 cups grape juice
1/2 cup water
7 cups sugar
1 pouch liquid certo

Put juice, water and sugar in a pot. Make sure it's a very large pot.
Bring to a hard boil.  Boil for 1 minute. Add Certo and boil hard for another minute.
Don't panic, it's going to rise to top of the top, but that's why you have a large pot.

Pour into hot sterile jars

Make sure you scrap off the foam on the top and discard.

Wipe the jar with a wet to clean the rim.

Add the hot sterile caps

Then screw on caps just fingertip tight.

And here's your jelly.  It makes 9- 250ml jars.

Then you start praying that the lids pop. Because if it doesn't then you don't have a seal. And unfortunately you'll have to eat it all right away....darn.

Have a Blessed Evening

p.s. Thanks to my helper for taking the pictures.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Ta Dah!!!!

So! How ya'll like it?!

Pretty awesome I would say.  

Yes, I'm talking about my new blog layout.

I'm so proud of myself....

for finding someone that can actually do it for me.
Ha Ha!
Almost got ya!

I can't do that. 

Are you kidding me?!

I found out that my new helper is a blog and website wiz!

So guess what I put her to do?
Revamp my blog and website.
She's still working on the website cause there was a lot to fix in that one.
But when it's done I'll let you guys know and you can go and check it out.
She's even putting a recipe section!!

Ok, so what's up with these funky weird pictures I've got here.
Well since this year I planted some heirloom variety seeds, that means I can actually save the seeds.

This is my first attempt at doing it.

By mistake (or just sheer laziness) I let my bok choi go to seed.
I was going to gather the seeds before they dried and dry them inside but my friend Alice
at Ouest Ville Perennials told me to let them dry on the plant outside. Then bring them in.
So that's what I did.

They look a bit nasty, but these are bok choi seed pods

These are just the pods in a bag.

I shook the bag and here they are!

Bok choi seeds.

All ready for next spring planting!
I can't wait!!!

Come on spring!

Oh yea, I have to go through autumn and winter first.

Have a Blessed Evening