After picking berries on Thursday, the kids and I spent several hours yesterday making jam. We like using Pamona's pectin (we posted about it here) since not a lot of sugar is required. :) Thursday morning was spent picking berries -- blueberries at a local farm where we go every year (tradition!), raspberries at my sister's since ours just didn't produce much this year (they're new this year), and blackberries from along our favorite local hiking spot. Why I didn't take pictures of berry picking is beyond me...with getting the business started my thoughts have been scattered to say the least. I'm just thankful we went berry picking at all and that we now have 25 jars of delicious jams to fill the pantry with.
The grandbaby was introduced to a binky yesterday...you can see the result in the
Last evening we parked our lawn chairs at the Rusty Grape Winery in Battle Ground (just about 25 minutes from us) to watch The Wizard of Oz (one of my favorites). It was a beautiful evening with a cool breeze that took the edge off the high humidity we've had the past couple days. Unplugging from all the duty and responsibility that's been calling of late was just what we all needed! And I got enjoy a really nice glass of red while getting in some knitting time, too! Sigh.
Thanks for all the kind, encouraging words about my new beanie pattern the other day! Guess what I was test knitting at the winery last night...that's right, my own pattern (actually, I'm getting started on Christmas presents thanks to inspiration from of a few of you!). :) What are you up to this weekend?
Counting my blessings,
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