Good Evening Internet Friends!
Yesterday was one of those days where I tried to pack as much as possible into the day. I was up by 0730 (even though it was Sunday) to get all my vegetables taken care of.
I pickled all the cucumbers, all the yellow beans, blanched green beans and carrots all before 2 pm. Laundry and some more general house cleaning were included with the festivities. Then my son and I headed out into the river valley riding 28 km in the river valley:
The weather was hot and it was a great ride, and the city looked pretty.
We got home had dinner and while my son started his bedtime preparations I thought I would get a batch of blueberry jam made and that could process while I read my son his bed time story. Two minutes away from the jam being ready to jar the power went out. U^&*()_)*(&*^%%$^&*!!!!
Seriously. Worse yet, it did not come back on. A check on my phone of the city's power web page let me know that a power line was down and it would be at least 2 hours before power was restored. At 11:38 pm the power came back on. I had to re-boil my jam, get the canner back up to boiling and process my jam. Bedtime at 1 am. Somehow I have dragged through today and am still up....
Here's my first batch of pickles: