20 August 2013

Canning Season

Steve, as usual, has canned his face off this summer and it's not even the high season for canning yet. Saturday was the busiest day so far. He put up green beans, mustard beans, dill beans, and three bean salad. It probably wouldn't have been possible if he'd been doing it on his own, but the missionaries were over for a meeting in the afternoon and they stuck around for four hours afterwards picking and snapping beans. Ever since, The Bairn has requested that I tell him the story of the "michigans" and the beans several times a day.

Dill Beans and Three Bean Salad

MORE impressive, though, is that today I canned zucchini pineapple.  People, I can't get anything done in the day.  I feel really good about the fact that I keep myself and a toddler alive all day, keep the whole family fed and clothed in (mostly) clean attire, and gestate a baby on a daily basis.  My house is not clean.  My blog is not consistent.  My hair is not combed.

Steve is really busy right now, though.  He's working in Halifax this month, so he leaves before The Bairn and I get out of bed in the morning and comes home late (currently 9:04 pm and still no Steve).  Our house, our garden, our lawn all need his attention, so I decided I would tackle this one small project for him today.  I picked the zucchini, I peeled the zucchini, I chopped the zucchini, I cooked the zucchini in its magic turning-to-pineapple potion, I bottled the zucchini, I processed the zucchini.  I ignored the fact that The Bairn was giving himself a colored pencil mustache and eating crayons.  He politely refrained from standing up in his high chair and demanding hugs (as is his way).

I did not, however, take a picture of my impressive (and beautiful) feat.  There's only so much a girl can do in the day.

Really, I feel like someone should throw me a parade.


CSIowa said...

I agree completely!

Anonymous said...

Rumpa doodle doddle dum dum dum dum, Rumpa doodle doodle doodle dum dum dum dum. It's the best I can do for a parade. I can only imitate the music in my head your parade goes by. Well done on your busy day.


Lady Susan said...

Dude. Hats off that you canned. I love the idea of canning, but just can't bring myself to do it more than once a year. Good for you!

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