Today we have been going non-stop it feels like. While visiting with Neil and Echo yesterday - they both said to pick their apples and pears as they won't use them. So Russell and I picked what we could reach. (I mean Russell picked what he could reach.) I wouldn't be able to reach much of any thing - even on a ladder the trees were so tall.
After dropping off Donovan and Christopher for a Boy Scout hike and running to the library to protest an overdue book (found later today at the library - whew!) I came home to work on apples. I got 7 qts of applesauce!
While the apples were cooking to get soft - I picked green beans and Russell picked peas and zucchini. I got 6 pints of green beans done today too! I figured since I had the canners out - I would go ahead and take care of the dry black beans sitting on the counter. So....I canned 5 qts and 1 pint of black beans as well.
After dinner I also made homemade noodles to go with the chicken soup for dinner tomorrow. The french bread is in the oven. That way - when we get home from church I just have to heat up the soup and we can eat!
I got one load of laundry done and read the little boys a bed time story. My time with them at the end of the day. They were busy playing ALL day long and didn't have to visit with me. I didn't hear any squabbles from them at all. I think they cherish their play time more now that school has started. :)
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