Adventures in Spray Painting #1

I’ve recently been going through a bit of a spray painting phase, urged on by the approach of winter and the fact that it will soon be too cold to spray paint. It also helped that my friend Dekalb was cleaning out his basement and found eight cans of spray paint left there by previous residents. Old spray paint isn’t … Read more

Pear scrap vinegar in progress

I’ve been meaning to blog about my fall cleaning and canning activities, I’ve been so busy that I get overwhelmed thinking about where to start. Hence, I haven’t blogged in ages. So I’m starting simply, with a picture I took yesterday when the sun came out for the first time in ages. I’ve had five of these half gallon jars … Read more

Putting Away the Pear Harvest

This is a bad year for apples in our neighborhood. The Golden Delicious tree I usually pick from only produced a handful of apples at the highest branches (ten pounds at the most), and the tree with the red Jonagold-type¬†fruit produced only about 100 apples, most of which the bees and worms got to first. I’ve picked maybe a dozen … Read more