I hope your holiday crafting is going well. I’ve got a room full of supplies, ideas, and pending Etsy orders and now I just need to block out Some Solid crafting ‘making time. Am I hoping for a giant blizzard? Maybe
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I’m not trying too hard this season. Ive got a few meaningful projects going on so I won’t be adding much but there are plenty of cute gifts there already ill post periodically as I relearn PhotoShop on my new computer (the surface pro 3 – I am in looooooove)
Well, it barely snowed. So winter is here and the holiday Crafting commences. My to-do list includes_ pepper jelly, raspberry jelly, an amigurumi nativity, embroidered napkins, and gifts for family and friends possibly a garland or two
And two big holiday dinners
And (pick up our root vegetables on Thursday)
The days are short but they are busy!
And then the hens…
Our inlaws grow fantastic pumpkins look at this beauty… Also Jeff is nearly one year old and Is having a fantastic time watching the chickens free range in the yard. With school and Halloween we have been out celebrating something every weekend and even spent a day launching pumpkins at Crow River Winery’s pumpkinfest.
I was lucky enough to share shrubs with my daughters class at school this afternoon and thought I would repost the recipe for the apple one.
1. Peel and grate apples on a box grater and fill a quart mason jar 3/4 with them
2 top with about 1/2 cup sugar
3 fill jar the rest of the way with vinegar of your choice. I used “honey ginger balsamic” from crow river winery. It is also available at Northfield oils and vinegars.
4. Put a lid on it and refrigerate for a week.
5. Strain and serve with ice and club soda.
MN schools have a four day weekend every October. Ours was this week and Friday we all made a run for the border. Wisconsin. Crystal cave, a cheese factory, a nice round of hiking and Geocaching, our 100th find, a stop at the beer store for some leinies seasonal and a late dinner at the Casino buffet. A super fun educational day off school.
Gorgeous weather and delicious souvenirs: Cheese curds, string cheese, sharp cheddar and one with olives in it. Also a jar of pickled brussel sprouts (spicy) and leinies and new glarus beers. Seriously good eats.
Untitled painting: Created by Fresh Paint
Untitled painting. I just got a surface and now all I want to do is Fresh Paint
Oh what a fantastic apple shrub! It tastes like honey and ginger and apples! Soooo delicious.
A lot of discussion around here about hops lately. This plant has been growing on the inlaws farm and we got to help harvest it today . Soporific!
I found them like this. Well not exactly like this, I tucked them in.