House doors that have been screeching since I moved in 11 years ago? Check!
Curling veneer on the pseudo-wood bathroom door glued into place? Check!
Broken handle on the inside of the sliding screen door fixed/MacGyvered? Check!
Cracked plastic bin full of bits and bobs, sorted into separate tins? Check!
Brush Slimmie into a state of ecstasy? Check!
Move pile of llama beans from last winter? (crickets)
Cleaning of the duck hut? (see above)
Weeding out the old herb bed? (more of those noisy insects)
Finish laying the living room floor tiles? There may be light at the end of that tunnel - it's going on 3 years, so maybe next year....
It seems that all it takes to motivate me is a little aging of the chores - anything that has been broken or neglected for more than four years gets my attention. What little of that there is.
|Large jar of gooseberry jam upper left.|
Assorted jam jars of Rhubarb Ginger everywhere
Also not on the list, I managed to squeeze in a little canning - I made some rhubarb ginger jam. I was also gifted some gooseberry jam! Since I have amassed enough canned goods to feed a family of six for four years, I am being very judicious with my canning this year - trying to wrestle with that Midwestern 1940 farm wife that I seem to channel every summer. This year it will be a few select jams (spiced plum, if the local orchard has them), diced tomatoes and pizza sauce. That is IT. Well, maybe a few jars of B&B pickles...oh, and apple sauce and mincemeat....
|You'll have to bigify to see the little|
Also checked off the Un-List was my first Cherry Bounce (thanks to Rain...)
|Getting ready to go into hiding|
for 40 days.