Flannel Jammies Farm

...praising God on our 1/5 acre of suburbia

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Saturday at Flannel Jammies Farm...

A sink full of beet greens

Canning Blueberry-Maple-Pecan Conserve
Tom finishing the crown moulding between our bedroom and sitting room

A garden visitor

Assembling appreciation gifts for Sunday School Teachers, photos of our church steeple

Lettuces, Kale, Radishes
Pickling Cucumber
Green Pepper
Swiss Chard

The first tomato of the season: a juicy Lemon Boy
You will show me the way of life,
    granting me the joy of your presence
    and the pleasures of living with you forever.
Psalm 16:11

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Keep Calm and Can On...

Dilled Pickle and Onion Slices

There is something soothing... so very calming... about canning.  The rhythm of of the knifework, the sparkle of the crystal clear jars, the steady flow of steam from the canner, the gratification of work done well... perhaps it is the capturing in glass the perfect ripe joy of summer, resting in the knowledge that the pantry is stocked full.  

I could stay home, gardening and canning, all day and dwell in a state of continuous prayer and perfect contentment.

What and how are you preserving these days?

Take a lesson from the ants...
      Learn from their ways and become wise!
they labor hard all summer,
 gathering food for the winter.
Proverbs 6:6,8