Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I'm still here

cranberry harvest corralled berries 9.20.2012

It has been almost a month since I last sat and wrote on my blog. How time flies, doesn't it?  Summer was busy and has now come and gone, and fall is making itself known. We've had cold nights, nippy mornings, but still the days are sunny and warm. Leaves are starting to change color and some are already falling. Our vegetable garden has been hit by frost, and  I will miss having garden fresh tomatoes.  The worst part of fall is that it gets dark outside early. Summer passes too quickly and winter seems to stay around forever. Fall is also apple picking time,  and I've already made 3 apple pies, homemade applesauce, and cranberry orange nut breads..so yummy.

And, of course fall to our family means it's time to harvest the cranberry crop. Our harvest  started once again a couple of weeks ago.  The bogs are so pretty flooded with water with a sea of red berries floating waiting to be taken off the bog and brought to the Ocean Spray plant to be made into juice and sauce.                Cranberry Harvest Gerts bog berries1               cranberry harvest josh ronnie kevin and G 9.20     cranberry seeing red in carver newspaper. 9.21.2012 newspaper article on the cranberry harvest, Brockton Enterprise, Friday, September 21, 2012.

What have I been doing in my absence? I'm still making jams, canning pickles and now canning home made jellied cranberry sauce. I haven't had time to create any art, but yesterday and today I had the sewing machine out and I made 3 new pillow cases.

pillow cases halloween HK snowmen 9.27.2012Hello Kitty, Halloween and Snowmen

This afternoon I cleaned out my elderly aunts spare room so a new washer and dryer can be put upstairs. With the washer and dryer upstairs she doesn't have to climb her steep cellar stairs and it is much safer for her.  Tomorrow I take my parents to doctor appointments and then grocery shopping. Thursday, I will get a much needed haircut, Friday the car needs to go to the garage for an oil change, Saturday I will be going to my granddaughter, Katie's Fall Festival at Assumption College where she is a freshman.

Thank you to all of you who have stayed faithful and continue to check and read my blog.



Barbara said...

Have to check in here from time to time, and always end up inspired by all you do, Elaine. Especially all that scrumptious food prep, not my forte. Enjoy Fall, my favorite time of year. I don't even mind the shorter daylight hours.

Joanne Huffman said...

It's cool seeing the cranberry photos. The pillow cases are cute. You certainly have been busy while you've been away.

Patti G. said...

I am always in awe of the cranberry bog. I wish I could see it in person!!!!!!! Amazing!
And your pillow cases, what a sweet and wonderful idea!!!!
Love them!