Wednesday, August 11, 2010

my first knitting

my first knitting
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Finally I have learned how to knit!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Abundant.............. the word I would use to describethe blackberries in our yard. At the end of last year when it was time to prepare the garden for Winter my husband very carefully cut back the blackberry bush in our yard. It looks like the work that he did paid off because we have an excess of berries right now! Every day we pick the ripe berries that we can reach and the next day we seem to pick even more.

I've been saving up all of the extras (and there is a LOT) to try my hand at canning this year. Canning has always been something that I have wanted to try, but did not have anyone to learn from. Yes, I know that I can just get a book but I would much rather learn first hand from someone who knows what they're doing. Lucky for me I recently discovered West Marin Free Skool. A kind local volunteer is graciously holding a class on canning both savory and sweet foods! I'm crossing my fingers that my blackberries will be put to good use!

While picking blackberries I discovered a little rosebush that was being swamped by some Jasmine. Another chore to put on my list............................