We are a family of four trying to guide our lives towards better health and a more self sufficient life.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Trying to Surface
Oh My Goodness!!! I always forget how insane fall gets around here. We've had so much going on as a family I'm not sure which end is up some days. This hat is a project that I've been working on for Jeff for a few weeks Jack is modeling it for me. I don't have a pattern for it but it is just a basic beanie style. One thing I do love about this is the way that the increases create this awesome spiral effect. It's pretty neat.
I'm also working on another hat for Molly for her birthday. The whole family loves the Harry Potter books and movies, she decided she needed a house scarf and we found a pattern for one of the knitted hats that Hermione wears in one of the movies to go with it. I'll show you that later as it actually starts to look like a hat.
We have 30 quarts of tomatoes put up and a ton of other stuff to. 30 quarts is not going to last us through the year but we have not been able to harvest as much from our own garden as we had hoped. The weather turned really cold and most of our tomatoes have simply stayed green. This last week we've had some gorgeous days in the high 70's so maybe we will get a few more jars but I'm not going to hold my breath. What have you guys been doing? Any good canning recipes I should try with all those green tomatoes?