Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fit as a Farm Hand week 4

Here is the permalink if anyone else wants to join in.

Sorry this is late.... I forgot to post it!

Weight Loss..... None... But I am ok with that as I didn't gain anything either!

Exercise..... I didn't get on the treadmill but I did go out walking with Grim a couple days this past week.

Diet.... No real changes but I did buy a veggie steamer so I can start cooking broccoli!

I really did get to do more canning last night. I had to wait for the kitchen since Grim was making an Irish Red. He made the Stout on Sunday. They will be ready for St. Pat's. He also has a Scottish Ale that he is going to be making. I know your thinking why all the beer. Well, it blooms much better in the cool weather and it will last up to 1 year. So might as well, put this weather to good use!

On to the canning, I did take some really nice pictures with the camera. But since I still can't upload them, here are the camera phone pictures. They didn't turn out to bad with daylight behind them.
Lemon Jelly

Canned Clementines

I even ironed out the fabric and cut out all the pieces for my first apron. It is actually for Grim. But it will count for the merit badge. Now I just have to figure out how to put it together. I don't know if I have ever said this before..... I really don't know how to sew. I mean I have always had a sewing machine, and I can thread the bobbin and make the machine go. And it is mostly making a simple stitch to make a blanket or put a patch on. This is a pattern that I need to figure out?!? I have to go out and get bias tape? not sure what that is but I'm sure I will know before this day is out. Oh, and I have fabric leftover so I am going to make a couple of pin cushions. Here is a great site for a pattern for them.


faerwillow said...

~you have nme oh so motivated to try my hand at canning again...lemon jelly...yummmi would like some please! the pictures turned out quite nice...surprised they are from your phone...brightest blessings and happy canning~

SkippyMom said...

I can't see the date of this post so I don't know if this is going to help - but....

Take the instructions to the fabric store and the nice employees there will help you - I swear - they do it for my husband all the time when I send him. LOL. Bias tape is easy to find and easy to use - instructions included and it is a trim to make the apron look finished.

I hope that helps and love the blog! Keep up the good work.

OH and who knew you could can clementimes. Thankyou x 10! WE LOVE them.