Thursday, September 13, 2012

Welcome Back

It's been about 6 weeks since my last blog post.  Of course each week I have been posting our Frugal Tuesday Tip linky, which if you haven't checked it out-you should.  I have learned many new frugal tips and ideas from our participants.

Things are finally starting to slow down a bit at our house.  Well, kinda.  School has started.  All four of my boys are in all day classes this year.  It's just me and the baby during the days.  Ok, maybe baby isn't the correct term-she will be 2 years old in less than 2 months.  She keeps me busy enough though as every toddler should.  And I still consider her my baby. 

My canning and preserving has scaled way back.  I think I spent about 3-4 weeks straight canning at least something every day.  I have put up a large amount of food for this Winter (post about how much and what coming soon!)  That feels pretty good.  My house and my family both are happy that preserving for the year is nearly done.  It takes alot of time and doesn't leave room for much else.  Let's just say my dear husband had to pick up some major chores for a couple weeks!

My garden is doing pretty well.  Things are dying off as they should.  I only planted green beans, kale and peas for the fall.  Here are a few pictures.  The kale is growing nicely.

My beans are doing great, with the exception of some beetle damage.  I am hoping that I can get a good crop so that I can put up a little more for the winter. 

I didn't take a picture of my peas because they are almost dead.  We are have mole issues or some other critter that keeps digging tunnels in the garden.  It pretty much dug up my entire row of peas.  Grrr. 

Other than gardening, and massive preservation of this years garden abundance I feel like I haven't done a whole lot.  I'm getting used to new schedules and routines that comes with having kids back in school  I have a lot of pictures and posts to share with you.  Hope you stick around! 


  1. Glad to see you back! I'd love to see all your canning photos!

  2. Thanks-I am happy to be back. Have so much to write about!

  3. Glad you are back, can't wait to hear more about your canning.