I’m canning. Yes, I’ve been canning for the past hour. I found some great plums today and couldn’t let them go to waste. They were, or are, Italian plums. Very petit and tasty. I’ve mixed them with what I have in the house – a little less sugar that needed (about 13 cups), some grapefruit juice (as I don’t have any lemon), and some cinnamon. I’ve sampled. It could be delicious.
I also, in my down time, during boiling and such, ordered 8 raspberry plants. I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t had the best luck with mail-order raspberry plants. But today is a new day, and yesterday is the past. Or something like that. They will be trellised, lovingly fertilized, and watered like we’re in the Sahara. As an aside, I learned that my newly planted hydrangeas love it if I leave a dripping hose on them for hours. My well may dry up, but I’ll have 5 foot bushes before you know it!
And so, you can see, I’m canning and simultaneously ordering plants that will produce fruits which I will probably can next year. It’s a circle of life kind of thing! And now it’s time for me to go to bed. Goodnight Auggie. Goodnight Wally. Goodnight Donnie. Goodnight Bob Evans. Goodnight Orchard House.