Last night my hubby and I put up grapes and peaches. We chose to freeze them. We did that with the blueberries, strawberries and blackberries earlier in the season. He dug up some fingerling taters today and a few onions. I put them in the crisper for now. We used our tomatoes last year to make tomato sauce, but this year we're just passing out the ones we don't use ourselves. We have way too many peppers. I just blanched some banana peppers and froze them as well. It is all really easy to do but very time consuming.
Reading the canned meat items again made me recall when my girls were little and we used to dress our own chickens, ducks and turkeys. The ducks are particularly difficult to "de-feather" but then we weren't ever really fond of that meat anyway. Nothing better than a fat free range chicken. --well one you raised yourself.
Erinrosemary--that last post by TheLoteTree--that's my middle daughter, holding my granddaughter. I am going to go right now and hide my apron. You saw it there in black and white she's planning a heist!
Isn't this great to get thought-provoking pieces up? I mean the piece just begs to be interpreted doesn't it? I guess your G'ma was born a bit after my own mother and as such, I feel as if I can bridge that time between her and you. What a wonderful woman she was! My mother had seven children, and she too was born into extremes. Her remembrances of the GREAT DEPRESSION and the WAR were of course very big influences. In turn, these thoughts influenced me and my siblings. I look at her small frame now, and knowing that she likely does not have many years left here in this world with us, I marvel at the same things you mentioned. How wondrous that she grew and formed the framework of her life in a time of such change this earth has seen. Now your copper piece, as it changes with the exposure to the elements, and is impacted by outward forces, can be a reminder of your own dear G'ma. Hey girls, you push this powerful woman thing to its limits. I joined the USMC during Vietnam, when there were but just 2000 women allowed. I remember thinking "DOH! what did I DO?" but then, as the turmoil of life in the 60s and 70s swirled around me, and then I gave birth to my own daughters, first in 1975, then in 1981, and last in 1982, I found that the tendency I had to do the unusual, and break out of the cage so to speak. I wanted my daughters to push the limits, and break that corset of life. Now when I see talent like yours, I just want to pat you on the back and tell you to push it beyond the limits, and take us all to the next level.