Friday, August 8, 2014

Peach Canning Class; NEW CLASS-Learn To Paint; Another CSA Delivery; Flowers Blooming

If you wonder what we have been doing, you will need to read the previous post.  Fortunately, we did accomplish a few of those projects.
The Peach Canning class was so
darn much fun.  We had almost all new people attend and it was a full house or should I say a full sorting shed kitchen full.  I might add that our farm has a terrific group of farm supporters that attend almost every one of our classes, even attend repeat canning classes.  But this time, we had some new people with skills that ran from very beginners to people who wanted to learn how to can peaches but had done some other types of canning.
We canned two batches of cut up peaches and while those jars were being "canned" in the cookers; we made two batches of peach jam.  At the end of the class, all the jars were divided up so that our fellow canning friends were able to go home with 3 jars each representing their evening work.
Our CSA delivery went well this week with our members getting: tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, egg plant, strawberries, peaches, plums and a watermelon in their baskets. We also received several flower orders from our CSA members along with a special flower order from Colorado!!! 
A friend of a local business woman who wanted me to send her a special thank you arrangement.
Not to just have a busy farming week, we had to complicate our lives by having new bedroom carpeting installed.  Have you ever had carpeting installed?  Know what that means?  Everything has to be taken out of the room, including the closet!!!  Now that is work. 
Since the room was empty, it was a good time to paint baseboards and window trim, clean walls, wash windows and screens; dust everything when you put it back.  Love the smell of a freshly painted room with new carpeting!!!
NEW CLASS COMING:  This class is going to be fantastic.  It is an Art Painting Class and we are going to have it in our farm gardens, under our 100 year old walnut tree on the lawn.  The class will be instructed by a retired art teacher, Jeanette Odle, all painting items will be supplied; plus our farm will be hosting not only our farm, but a light brunch for people who attend.  The date is:  Saturday, August 23rd, 10-12noon.  You will go home with a completed canvas, promise!!! And it will be so much fun and you will be amazed at what you learn and how quickly you will learn to paint.  Cost is $45 which includes everything.  Space is limited so if you are interested, email, telephone or Facebook me.  Pre-registration and payment will be necessary so sign up early!!!

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