Tuesday, November 30, 2010
About a month ago, Billy Gilmore came up one Saturday and helped daddy do some work around our property. It was a big blessing!!! They were able to do a lot of work on our goat shed area - building an extension to the shed, dividing stalls, making goat runs, and more! Here are a few pictures.
While daddy and Billy were working in the goat yard...
Sayer hauled hay for our lasagna garden
...the kids built a fort!!!
Thank you Billy for your help. We appreciate it!!!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Over the summer, we had many fruit picking expeditions and canning adventures! My family first picked and canned apricots when I was with the "O" family. When I got back home, it was such a fun surprise to have all of the cans of apricots on the counter. They did a great job! Here are quite a few pictures from our experiences with some of the fruit harvests of the summer.
Sabrina picking apricots.
Even Shenandoah helped!
(I think she ate more than she picked! :)
In the orchard
Going to pick sand plums
Picking sand plums
Sayer with his bucket
(I think the sun was in his eyes)
Daddy picking apricots
A night time sand plum picking excursion
Part of the harvest
More of the harvest
We used honey in all of our canned goods this year. They turned out great!
Getting things ready
This is what the table looked like at the end of the day and...
...this is what the counter looked like!!!
Canning sand plums
The boys helped
Time for more picking!
We would shake the high branches after we picked all that we could reach and catch the fruit in the sheet. It worked pretty well.
Daddy and I (if you wonder where Mommy was - she was right there picking and canning, but also manning the camera!!)
Cutting the fruit
Sand plum jelly