Thursday, September 20, 2012

Not Much, You?

Left over dilly beans (getting quite spicy now), green tomato pickles, peaches, plum jam, strawberry jam, a big space for applesauce, and a small batch of apple sauce, canning supplies, winter clothes, and more canning supplies.
More plum and strawberry jam, blueberries, zucchini, some pork, and underneath it all, some water that we keep in the freezer for 2 reasons: 1) we use it in our coolers so that when it melts it doesn't make a mess, and 2) because if the power goes out, it keeps the freezer colder for a significantly longer time.

So, what have you been up to?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Plum Jam And Jerusalem

Look, I hate plum jam. I only joined the WI to make my mother happy. I do, I hate plum jam, I'm crap at cakes, I can't make sponge. In fact, seeing as it is very unlikely that George Clooney would ever come to Skipton to do a talk on what it was like to be in ER, I see very little reason for me to actually stay in the WI. Except suddenly- suddenly, I want to raise money in memory of a man I loved. And to do that, I'm prepared to take me clothes off for a WI calendar, and if you can't give us ten minutes of your time, Madam Chairman, well then, frankly, guys, I'm going to do it with out council approval, because there are some things that are more important than council approval. A-a-and if it means that we get closer to killing off this shitty, cheating, sly, conniving, bloody disease that cancer is- Oh God, I tell you- I'd run around Skipton Market naked smeared in plum jam, wearing nothing but a knitted tea cozy and singing "Jerusalem".

There is so much to love about that paragraph. I do like plum jam. I love it. I just made a batch, and I want to make more. I ate a bowl of it for lunch. I did.

So, to the first person who tells me what movie that paragraph is from, what the name of the actor/actress saying it, and the year the movie was released will be given a jar of my FABULOUS plum jam. If you want to smear it on your naked body and go through the market singing Jerusalem, that is completely up to you. Leave your comment on the blog (not facebook if you followed the link).

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Salmon River

Meet our new gal. Her name is Clementine. She joins our flotilla as boat number 4. 4. 4 years ago we didn't have any boats....

We decided that since Clementine had a name, we should name this one, too. We like either Maude or Mildred. We are not settled on one yet.
But, both girls behaved very well on our week long river trip this year.
And, So did all of these guys.

Unfortunately, the new camera battery that I bought, did not behave, so these are all the pictures you get this year. What a dissapointment.