Good morning from Hickery Holler Farm. It's a beautiful Saturday morning here! It seems that we get a break from those sweltering summer days with temperatures only in the 70's today. Tonight's low in the 50's. As I sit and drink my coffee I already have 12 pint jars sitting on the stove heating and lids in a small pot beside them warming. I hear chicks peeping in the background from the next room. The old hen has 11 little chicks nestled beneath her out in the barn and we have 8 so far in the incubator. As soon as they dry off they will be placed under the hen also. She will definitely have a full nest but she can handle it. She can raise those little guys much better than we ever could!
I have 12 jars of new potatoes washed and drying on the kitchen table waiting to be labeled and put in the pantry. I also have a big bowl of chopped cucumbers and onions that have been soaking in salt all night. As soon as I finish this I will start cooking my relish. For all of you waiting for recipes I will post them this afternoon. Just a word of warning that they will not have pictures but just recipes. Until I get my new computer I have no way of downloading my pictures. I do not want to load all my photo programs and such to Baby O's little laptop and bog it down. I'll post the recipes and once I get everything up and running again I will have to come back and add the pictures. I'm taking plenty as always though.
My plans for this evening is to take advantage of this cooler weather pattern and plant my fall turnips.
I look forward to a Sunday day of rest. Next week I will have another week of canning blackberries and more beans. Okra , squash and more beans and possibly corn. Tis the season!
What have you canned this week?
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter