Saturday- up at 6am, peeled apples for 2 1/2 hours for Crockpot Apple Butter. Then destemmed, cooked & juiced chokecherries all day. Ended up with 18 jars of chokecherry jelly and 8 jars of appple butter.
Sunday- Jeff and Zach went fishing and I fully enjoyed my day of rest. Then I cooked a couple of pork tenderloins and roasted red potatoes and took them to Mom and Dad’s for supper. Today is my younger (but not by much!) brother Mike’s 40th birthday. Welcome to the Old Fart’s Club, Michael!
Monday- my sidekick is on vacation for the next 2 weeks so work will be a little more hectic. After work I headed over to the hospital where my dad and grandpa were in the process of admitting my grandma to the emergency room. She’s been sick for the past week but too darn stubborn to go in. I stayed at the hospital with them until 6, went home and picked up Zach and got him to his Scout meeting by 7pm where he met with his Personal Management Merit Badge counselor. One more required for Eagle merit badge done. Yay!
Tuesday- relaxing evening with nothing going on.
Wednesday- Had Zach’s freshman orientation tonight.
Thursday- Zach and I picked wild plums tonight. Thorny buggers had our arms all scratched up in no time. I’m sure I will spend most of Saturday making plum jelly. Went for a walk in the woods to take a look at the hazelnut bushes. The husks are starting to yellow so it shouldn’t be much longer but they look really wormy. Hopefully I can get to the good ones before the squirrels do!
Friday- Yay! Long weekend! Zach helped Grandpa out all day. He picked a bunch of apples, helped secure, strap up and wrap the apple tree limb that twisted and fell, dug a bunch of carrots…