I'm not as likely to participate, as my friend Jessica, her house is different almost everytime I visit, but I do like a good "Furniture Rearranging Session". Even if it's the same old stuff, it looks completely different when it's in, even a slightly different spot. Today I commandeered the wardrobe that we've been using for the computer printer and various children's puzzles and games, for my kitchen. I decided the canned goods need at least a dark place to live. I don't have a place that is as cool as I'd like, but having the beautiful jars out in the daylight, while fun to look at, oh so fun, is not the best place for storing them, to encourage long shelf life.
The beautiful jars of summers plenty are now housed in a dark spot. I still have to make shelves for the wardrobe, to house all the tomatoes and a few other odds and ends. Once that is done I'll share a picture with the full inventory.
I added to the inventory today. I finally canned some apple cranberry chutney! I've been procrastinating for far too long. I'm not sure why, but I just couldn't bring myself to can one more thing. This was bad news for the apples, some of which are too soft so heading out to the chickens, or the compost pile, as a couple went beyond soft. Drats. I have some apples drying, and early next week I shall find something to do with the tail end of the apples. I've got quite enough sauce, though I may just go that route. I'd like to try finding something more fun, and I have plenty that are frozen for pies and the like. Time to check the canning blogs, I think.
Tonight was the Stores at Calef's Corner Soiree. Christopher and Eowyn took their book over to sell, and autograph. Eowyn held up pretty well for a 4 year old, who was "on" for 4 hours of talking and writing. I'm forever amazed by my kids. If you haven't checked out the book yet, please do. Here is the amazon.com link... Skunk Zoo . It's a great book for both girls and boys.
My camera battery died, so today is a post without pictures, but I'll update that when I get the battery charged!