I know that the girls were sad to see me leave, but it looks like Daisy was relieved. I can't tell if she has a headache or was just tired from someone extra in the house. Maybe she's just a lazy little girl.
Stephanie did a lot of canning while I was there. The fruits and vegetables were delicious. It seemed as if almost every house there had their own little patch growing. Stephanie and Dennis had a small garden up near the house and a larger one down in the hay field. The corn was so sweet and the tomato right out of the field were so good. I wish I had a bowl of tomato cracker salad right now.
I guess Stephanie gave me the bug, because I wanted to do some canning myself when I got home. At one time, I did it a lot, but haven't lately. So, I broke out the canning pot, put on my apron I got at the Almish store and got to work. I had picked blueberries earlier in the summer so I started with blueberry jam. Then I decided I wanted to make salsa. It was fun. I just wish my three girls had been here to help me. I really have the bug now. I can't wait for the grapes in my garden to ripen so I can make grape jelly. I also have a friend who has guavas and I am hoping to get some of those for jelly, too. I better hurry up....school starts in three weeks. Where has the time gone? I am having the rest of my floors tiled this week, and I need to work on my art dolls. It seems I never have time to get it all done. Wish me luck!