Of an intentional act of kindness!!! I had hoped that this week would be a gentler week. However, after a day and night of gale-force winds, my power went off yesterday morning. The upside of this was that I got to use my neighbor's shower (her bathroom is tiled in marble, light and airy, with big fluffy towels and all kinds of amazingly good smelling bath things -- the polar opposite of mine). The same winds knocked my hay feeder over and caused other mischief. The week was not looking good. Then I came home and found my mailbox empty. This means that I have a package too large for the box. Don, my mail-guy, then puts my mail on the driver's side of my truck. There was a box on the seat. I wasn't expecting a box. The box was from MN and contained a lovely tin of the most amazing chocolate chip pecan cookies I have ever eaten! From Mama Pea!!!!!!!! It was so wonderful that I cried. I now feel confident that I can survive to can another day.
Speaking of canning (were we?) my canning/putting by accomplishments so far: tomato sauce, raw packed tomatoes, enough pickles to safely carry me through 2015 and beyond, vanilla peach sauce, peach pit jelly, jalapeno jelly, peach salsa, blueberry jam/sauce, dried tomatoes, dried mushrooms, dried currants, dried zucchini chips. Coming up - more tomato sauce, pear butter, apple herb jelly, apple sauce, apple peel jelly. I was hoping to do some green beans, but my plants did not assist me. I would also like to can some corn, as last years was waaaay delicious. Of course, I still have produce canned from the past three years. I may be a candidate for an intervention.