Friday, August 17, 2012
Seventy-four pints of sweet corn in the freezer....I'm almost recovered! :)
All those Quarter Square Triangles I sewed up are now pressed....that took a while. Next the dog-ears get snipped off and then they all get mixed up real good and get sewed into little hour-glass units. I read ahead to the next step....a whole bunch of Half Square Triangle pairs cut from black & neutral 2 inch strips. This quilt has so many little pieces it may have to go on my Bucket List. It may BE my Bucket List.
Enough ripe tomatoes have accumulated that I will have to can a few. I don't really want to, but there are too many to just eat. Freezer space will be at a premium if there are any apples or deer later on and I just can't throw them away. Today I went out and pruned the plants. They were about to squash my pepper plants and I'd rather have the red bell peppers than the tomatoes.
The squash vines are producing way more than I want too. I canned a lot of squash last year and only wanted a few for cooking with this year. Let's just say that DH is an over-achiever when it comes to planting things in the spring. I said to stick about six seeds into a hill and call it good. Not exactly what he did. Picture me later this fall throwing Butternut squash into unlocked cars along Main St. LOL It's just taking things OUT that's illegal isn't it???