Friday, September 11, 2009

the farm

So, I think idea farm is going to be brought back from the dead. I struggled with the idea of shutting it down in the first place, but due to the direction my life was heading it seemed like the right thing to do. After the time away, I think it something that I need to be working on. I need something that gets me excited to wake up in the morning. Food for the soul. I have found some really talented people to pull in to this version of the farm, so I am pretty psyched. Still waiting for one of these talents to commit. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

apples, pumpkins and an anniversary

For our 17th anniversary (I can't believe it has been that long), Crystal decided she wanted to find an apple orchard and pick apples. That is what we did. We gathered up the girls and drove down south for a couple of hours. We picked many, many apples. This also means we had to do something with them all. We spent most of Sunday coring and peeling apples. This process takes much longer than either of us had expected. In the end however, we ended up with lots of apple sauce and spiced apples that we canned and stuck down in our pantry. The work should be worth it when it is cold and snowy out.

Yesterday, we had to clear out a large section of our yard that had been taken over by sunflowers. They were great until they absolutely took over everything, including all of our paths to get from one side of the yard to the other. After, we pulled off a few of the pumpkins we have growing. The really orange ones are super heavy.

Enough procrastinating. Time to get some work done.