Monday, August 22, 2016

A Day for Canning

Some tomatoes. 
Woke up with a pounding headache and got up and took some meds as I had too much on my agenda today. Thankfully it has subsided.  Think it is because there is so much smoke in the air and a weather front moving through.
On Sat. I picked up 25lb of tomatoes and 10lb of peaches.  Today some of those tomatoes needed to be dealt with! Peaches- a little on the hard side yet.  
The house smells so good as they cook away!

The final product.  Will be happy come winter that I did these.  Still have a few more for tomorrow.

Started my day out by mowing.  Curtis left on the bike for a ride with a friend and headed east.
Smokey this morning from the numerous forest fires burning.  And the wind is blowing like crazy as a cold front moves down from my homeland.  Much more comfortable temperatures.  

Amd the munchkins have returned from MO and came to visit and tell me all about their adventures.  Harlee brought her camera for papa to download her photos.

Ran to the grocery store for a few needed items and came home and crashed. A tually had a nice cup of tea and made some macaroni salad for dinner.  Otherwise it is leftovers tonight.  

My layout is of Koalas from Melbourne's Healesville Sanctuary.  
Got some awesome photos after we went back when there were no visitors there.  

Getting into some old chipboard alphabets. The large K, I covered with the green paoer and sanded it down.


Susanne said...

Great layouts - those koalas are so cute. And your tomatoes looks yummy. You will be glad you powered through that headache this winter when you pop open one of those jars. Have a great week.

Tracey said...

Love the photos Leslee....really great pages! Just wondering , what do you use the tomatoes for once they are bottled up. They look so yummy! I am fascinated with the amount of preserving you do over there. I found a Preserves book at the Op shop last week...hoping to start making my own jams and pickles. Have a great week..hope you are feeling better :)

Lisa said...

Your koala pages are beautiful!! I love all the sweet pictures!! I was lucky enough to hold one when I was in Australia and I didn't want to let him go!! The tomatoes look yummy!! Have a great day!! I hope all of the fires are out soon. Big hugs :)

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Lynette Jacobs said...

Your preserved tomatoes look good and so does your beautiful koala pages x

Patio Postcards said...

Very nice layouts - I like the use of the large K in the centre of your second layout. Well done to you for canning all those tomatoes, it will be a moment of summer in the chill of winter. I have a large basket of Niagara peaches, oh so good fresh with the juice dribbling down your chin. Hope your headache has gone & does not return.