Fancy Coffee Friday: Under Pressure

It’s not morning. It’s going on 7 PM and I currently have seven pints of homemade chicken vegetable soup in the pressure canner. I started with seven quarts of chicken stock. Spending time canning seems to have been the story of my life the last couple months, with that brief interlude of a jaunt off to England. A dear friend of mine made a comment last week when I told them about making and canning applesauce, “You’re always canning something around there. But, I bet it saves money.”  It sure does.

I haven’t tallied up how many kilograms of produce came from the garden yet – it’s all been written on the calendar, various days with various totals of various vegetables or berries. All except for the rhubarb; being a perennial, we really haven’t felt the need to track how much we harvest from it, but I can tell you that it was easily 30 pounds between us, friends and relatives.

So, while I’ve got time as I wait, I think I should share a few more favorite images from England. I love England. I was fascinated with it for many years because of books and movies and Monty Python. My interest grew after I made friends of people who live there; and then when I worked on my ancestry, learning that a big part of my family tree came from England, I was more intrigued. Toss in my love of history and the fact that England has centuries upon centuries of it – I’m all over it.

I want to go back. I want to travel to a lot of places around the globe, but I definitely want to go back to England. It oozes history and everywhere we went had something I wanted to see or a place I wanted to go. Now that I’ve been to Croatia and England, I can tell you both places had more history than I could take in during a short vacation. I like to think that all of Europe will be the same way so picking out where I want to travel to will be the hardest part.

But England? We’ll be back. We’ll be back more than once.

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Deep thinker whose mind operates at warped speed. Philosopher pondering the big (and little) things in life. Storyteller. Office Ninja. Model. Teller of bad jokes. User of big words.
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4 Responses to Fancy Coffee Friday: Under Pressure

  1. sassycoupleok says:

    Finally got around to that homemade chicken vegetable soup in the pressure cooker I see !! lol Great pics BTW 🙂

  2. John says:

    I’ve been to England so many times for work, but never EVER got to visit. It’s a shame.

    I’m hopeful to be a LOT more “on top” of the garden output next year — last year, I was great . . . this year, we had a great output . . . but I wasn’t overly careful about actually journaling what we got. Next year. next year.

    • It’s definitely a lot of work staying on top of the garden. All the planning I did prior to planting made my work MORESO as what I DID plant produced really, really well. Even now with our pleasant November temperatures – my roses are still flowering!

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