What have I been up to? I haven’t been doing nearly as much preserving as I’d hoped. But I have been enjoying lots of outdoor fun with my family, so that’s been great. Lots of park visits and barefoot walks in the neighbourhood.
We visited the beach one evening, which was divine:
And I’ve also prepared various in-season fruits and vegetables for the freezer.
Zucchini (for stews and omelets in the winter):
And green peppers:
I’m brewing my first-ever batch of kombucha, using a SCOBY I grew myself using store-bought kombucha. I’m totally excited!
I’ve got a jar of dill pickles fermenting, too. Next up, I want to try fermented salsa.
And my crazy mom canned 16 jars of tomatoes for me. (I’m super-spoiled). We still want to can some plain tomato sauce and possibly pasta sauce, if we have enough tomatoes.
On Monday, I joined five other young women for our first quilting bee meeting. We’re turning these fabrics into a quilt for Lydia. Whee!!
In the last few days, I’ve also been working on a series of posts on how we’re trying to be a low-media family, and sharing some ideas I’ve tried for keeping a toddler busy.
So I’m aiming to get back into regular blogging by next week.
It’s been fun to focus on home stuff lately, but I’m bursting with new things I want to talk about with you. I hope you’ll join me!