Hard at it the past couple days: putting up elderberries and peaches and pickles, a few tomatoes. The elderberries are juiced and ready to make into juice and a cough syrup I want to try. There are also elderberries drying in the oven.
We visited our son last night and his peaches were ripe so after working on peaches most of the afternoon, I came home with over a bushel of more peaches. These are very small and will take a lot of time to work up, but they are delicious. Larry brought in another bucket of cucumbers this morning so pickling is in the forecast again.
Today I did no canning although I certainly had planned to. First we needed to do some catchup cleaning around here, getting laundry put away, etc. Then we worked on the hot water heater. We've been at this project off and on for months it seems. The dryer too. Both are gas and both will save us money because the gas is free and the electric isn't. I am happy to report that both are now working. Hurray! Next is to order the gas fridge--on the to-do list for tomorrow.
Beyond that I just nursed along a headache and muscle spasms in my shoulder and neck. Ouch. They're better now and I hope to see the end of them by tomorrow morning. Tonight is writer's group, so I'll sign off now and get myself ready to go.
See you tomorrow!