Saturday, September 3, 2011

Drying * Canning * Visiting * Dreaming * All In One Day

Today I picked the mint leaves I grew washed & put them in to dry. The homestead kitchen had mint in the air. So fresh & clean the odor of mint.

I canned carrots tonight & I can hear the flats sounding off & on as I chat with you. The mint is in the small jar. Not much after is had been crushed. But so thankful for what I had in the rock bed to pick.

Last night I finished up a lot of prim cats for the shop keeper. I made a trip to the shop early this morning to leave them & the pumpkins I have been working on along with Millie the stump doll. I thought Millie had sold but she never made her way to a new home. I took some framed stitcheries & a ditty bag also. The shop keeper wants many more cats pumpkins & fall framed stitcheries by the end of the month. Looks like I need more hours in this month. I sure hope all sells fast.

I took a fast drive to the place where the bunny hutch was made before heading back to the homestead today. There was this sweet little shed that would make the perfect potting shed / summer kitchen. A dream I have filed away for now. Inside there is a counter on the one end from wall to wall. Veggie plants & flowers could be started in the spring on it. I loved the double doors on the end. They could be opened while canning on a cook stove cooling the place off. I can imagine all the jars lined up with veggies to cool on that counter during the summer. Of course it would have to be built to match the chicken house bunny hutch & outhouse tool shed. Dreaming on.

A thought to ponder: Without dreams one would be without hope.

Wishing you all a safe & happy holiday.

Blessings Til Next Time!


  1. wow you have certainly been busy canning..I will be making nectarine jam soon..I love the kittys you are making too..and that little shed is wonderful..I could totally picture what you were describing and it sounds wonderful..have a wonderful weekend too and happy sewing.;0)

  2. It sounds like you had such a cozy day ... & I love the little shed! Blessings, Shirlee

  3. You are one busy lady! Canning, sewing, creating....

    Love the shed -- it would be perfect for all you are dreaming about... And you just never know -- dreams can come true! I hope to one day read on your blog that you have set up a summer kitchen in a shed just like that one!

    Enjoy the holiday weekend....

  4. Hi, Lara
    Busy canning girl~ yum them carrots will be so good this winter!!! Terrific work on the prim kitty Cats!! Love the potting shed~ I say dream on~ I do!!!

  5. Your carrots look so great all put up - such a satisfying, cozy, feeling to can and see the fruit (or veggies!) of your labors all pretty on the counter. And your kitties are adorable!! LOVE them all to pieces!! Cute little shed too...hold on to those dreams girl...Hope you have a great rest of the weekend....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. You sure have been one busy lady!

    I do like your dream potting shed and every girl gota have a dream or two!