As you can see from my many canning blog entries, I think canning is fun. So do many other people. In fact this old-timey activity is enjoying a great resurgence. In case you are interested in dabbling in some canning, here is a link to a contest that might inspire you.
If you live near Seattle you could participate in a seminar there or if you just want some more information about can-it-forward day, you can click here.
As for me, I learned canning from my Mom, and every time I can something, I think of her!
I like blogging and I like reading others’ blogs. I see all kinds of cool ideas like, say, Wordless Wednesday, when they post nothing but photos. Or the new group that has a challenge of posting a photo every day. Hmmmm… I don’t think I have that kind of discipline… BUT, I am going to try to post more often, so stay tuned.
Here is a photo for today. It is one of my strawberry pots on my deck. I took it from this angle because it shows our inexpensive automatic drip irrigation. The yellow hose along the edge of the deck is a nine dollar hose from Wally World that we put an end cap on then connected to a timer. Then we punched holes for the 1/4 inch tubing connectors for each of our potted plants.
By the way, we have two of these pots and have harvested several quarts of fruit this year already! They love the new system!
Our hacienda has a lot of fruit trees, most of which are fairly young and just starting to bear. Our Santa Rosa plum tree, however, was here before us. I am not sure just how old it is, but it consistently bears a great crop. This year is no exception!
A week or so ago Mr. M discovered that the toilet in our guest bathroom seemed to have a leak. An investigation confirmed that, yes indeed, there was a leak from the bolts that hold the tank to the base. Since we are pretty much frugal do-it-ourselfers, we are sure that we can fix the simple problem. Read the rest of this entry »