Monday, September 22, 2008

Early Autumn Chores


Late getting here on my first day off but it's been a jam packed day or should I say pickle packed day. I slept very late and had three major communications with three different people before my coffee was finished, let alone taken effect. Someone dropped off a ton of cucumbers for me to make pickles with. That was a fabulous gift then someone else offered me all the beets I want. My son and I will be happy this winter. I made mustard pickles today and am about to cut some up which must be soaked overnight. The ones to be soaked are called Lady Ashburns and to me mean a New Brunswick pickle. Today the ones I made contained curry and it's a PEI pickle.

I had lawn mower issues too as my lawnmower guy repaired the seized motor, then the second solenoid switch went. He is replacing that with a heavier one and says that will do the trick. It's too late to change my mind now after sinking all so much money into the machine. My lawnmower fellow had given me a hundred bucks for mine on Friday because it had all new parts but sold it back to me today for that amount plus another seventy five dollars. My son thinks I am crazy and should buy a new one. I say it will come soon enough that I'll have to do that but with the heating season upon us and the oil prices as they are.... My house is not shrinking.....

It's all about the harvest these days off and next ones too with the donated beets and my huge glut of apples. Anyone want wonderful apples? I do a ritual pie making spree at this time of year too. Patty Griffin does a song for that and The Garden Song by David Mallett which I'd known for a long time but didn't know the author of till Kat posted it a while back. For those who'd like this sort of thing (like me) here's September Song by Django Reinhart.

I have friends coming for dinner Wednesday and another friend or two tomorrow so am busy as an autumn beaver. I love this time of year.

6 comments:

Kat said...

Cuidado,
I love the Mallet, even have a bumper sticker quoting this song on the back bumper of my car.

I saw him last year, and he sang this. The crowd was mouthing all the words.

Ocean said...

Can you send me some gravenstein(I know its spelt wrong) I have still been looking for them and can't find them at all :(
love you

Cuidado said...

It's such a beautiful song that gives the gardening season a feel of gentleness.

Cuidado said...

Ocean, I haven't seen any either, I've been looking. I heard they've fallen out of favor. Poor us!

splendid said...

Thank you so much for introducing me to Patty Griffin, I have become obsessed with her over the past 6 months after hearing her here...
Your photography inspires and thrills me with your blue skies and unique eye for everything ~ truly nothing is ordinary through the eye of your camera.
sincerely, splendid

Carol Tiffin James said...

I envy your ability to can and pickle. That's something I never learned!