As promised, I’ve brought you a few photos from the Portage County Randolph Fair. Next year I might go on my own during the week so I can spend more time looking at and photographing the animals. I’m not sure which are my favorites. It’s a toss up between the cows and the goats.
Lately I’ve been getting a lot of hits on my blog as a result of this search: Freezing broccoli without blanching. I have become the expert (heh) on this subject ever since I posted Freezing broccoli back in 2008. Every year around this time, people who want to freeze broccoli without going to the trouble of blanching it start searching around for someone to tell them it’s okay to do that.
Yesterday’s pickling adventures went well. It was fun having someone with whom I could share the work, and I got to see how the Pickle Lady makes her fabulous (Best Pickles on the Planet) pickles.
Another day. Another batch of tomatoes sitting in a boiling water bath while I wait for them to finish processing. I hope today’s canning adventures are successful. I had a little trouble yesterday. As the jars of tomatoes were processing, they were leaking. The jars didn’t seal so I dumped them all out into a bowl and decided to start over.
I would take photos of all those beautiful red tomatoes but — would you believe it? — I still haven’t uploaded and looked at all of the Colorado pictures. It’s not a lack of motivation. It’s a lack of time. And a lack of space. My computer has run out of room.
I did manage to clear out some of the old photos and move them on to the back-up hard drive. That should give me room for a few hundred or so of the Colorado pictures. I hope.
I noticed this morning that the leaves on the maple trees out front are starting to fall and carpet the lawn. It’s the lack of rain, I think. We have had very little rain this month. I am about ready to do a rain dance. Hopefully we’ll get some rain from the cold front that is supposed to move through tonight or tomorrow.
That’s about it from the Bogs for now. The tomatoes are almost finished. I think I’ll make some salsa today, once I’m finished with the canning. We’ve invited friends to come over on Sunday and will be having fish tacos. Fresh salsa would be a good thing to have with those.