- Butchered six chickens
- Cut down a tree
- Dug up, divided, and moved four bunches of raspberries
- Processed 60 lbs of tomatoes --
- Which became 9.5 quarts of tomato sauce, an enormous batch of tomato soup, and 6 cups of spicy tomato aspic (pectin-based vs. gelatin -- think savory tomato jelly)
Lest our heads inflate, let us remember that the kitchen floor looks like a sandbox yet again; Mt. Saint Laundry Pile sits on the living room couch, where I'm pretty sure every article of our clothing is laying in a big wrinkly pile; and after staying up until 1:45 AM to finish the canning process, I felt like a incoherent zombie when stirred to nurse my little little babe in the night.
I'm also in fairly dire need of a shower.
But it feels very good.
And . . . at intermittent moments, my thoughts moved towards winter. That's when I hope to paint the sunroom, replace the toilet, finish Truen's baby calendar, read a little more, and have time to stare out the window (yeah right).