My daughters in love too have been canning and making beautiful items for their families this winter.
We have all been trying to 'put by' before the snow begins to fly and the gardens are done for the year.
DH and I made a very quick trip to Michigan to see family. We took a week and our motto was divide and conquer. DH spent time helping his mother and I spent my days with my mom trying to do some little things while we were there.
We did silly things really. I cut mom's hair, took her shopping, drove her to see my sister and husband, shared a cup of coffee and conversation. We did all get out together for steak dinner and I even got an afternoon with my youngest sister for lunch and some fun shopping. So really we accomplished quite a bit since we only had 4 days.
We are back to our 'pay money' jobs now as well as home to continue to tuck items away while the beautiful fall lasts. One more load of wood is on the list just to make sure there is plenty for winter. I have tomatoes on the vine and when we have a frost I will have grapes to juice as well. So we are here and plugging along... just hasn't been a lot of time for blogging.
Hope you are having a beautiful fall and putting by for winter.
a little bird