Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday, Monday

So I have been off work for almost a month because all of my certifications expired and I am not allowed to work in the county until I take a big long stupid class and do a bunch of expensive time consuming things. So today I went and got the binder for my 24 hours of continuing education. Boring.

Hundreds of boring pages, yuck. There aren't even any pictures in the big ole binder (sigh).

On a very exciting note, got my Ball Blue Book in the mail today. It was like Christmas! I have a ton of peaches and pears to can within the next day or they will start to rot.

Do you see these black charcoal briquettes that were supposed to be my lunch. This is what happens when you are peacefully making some yummy grilled cheese and you notice a coyote by your chicken pen. I thought coyotes are supposed to be nocturnal-- Go to bed!

And I will leave you with this. The person in the truck ahead of me today is memorializing their dog that has been dead since 2004 on the back of their car. Why do people do this? Since when have our cars become rolling tombstones? Unless my dog did my dishes and made me millions in the stock market, you don't get the whole back window of my truck!

Tomorrow I want to outline some of my goals to become more self-sufficient.


  1. I'd burn my toast too if I saw a coyote coming by my chicken coop too!!! Hope your chickies are ok.

  2. I don't really understand either...unless the dog could read...and read from the grave...

  3. Oh my, the binder does not look like fun.

    When you have time, I'd love to hear (maybe in blog post form) about the canner you bought and any canning tips you have. One of the reasons we switched from a glass cooktop stove to a gas one this summer is so we can use a canner, but we've not bought one yet.