Monday, July 28, 2008

I dream of beet preserves

I don't know how much I'm going to be able to blog for the next few weeks or so. You see, I've taken up canning. That is to say that I bought a couple of books about canning and I'm going to spend the next few weeks reading them and wishing I had the time/equipment/talent needed to actually can something.

I don't know where this food preservation fetish came from all of the sudden but it's out of control. I think about it all day long. Once I get going I start going off into other tangents too. What about cheese making? Or honey harvesting? Or raising my own chickens and goats?

I daydream about moving to a hobby farm and living off of food we've grown and harvested ourselves. I know that it's pretty unlikely to ever come true since I can't even keep a houseplant alive for more than a week. If I moved my family to a farm we would all be dead of hunger and boredom within a month.

So I'll just imagine for now. I'll read my canning books and order cheese making kits shop at the farmer's market and I'll be happy. For now

10 comments:

Cinthia said...

It's really great to have a productive hobby where food is the end product... but I was kinda hopin' you'd finish telling the Joseph story...

kareninkorea said...

No ma'am. You are NOT allowed to read canning books or engage in any other hobby other than finishing Joseph's story...


Please!! ((wimper))

Syntax said...

i agree with the other ladies. bring on the joseph stories!

he's a such cutie pie.

Miss Maha said...

Have you read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver? She and her family go for a year only eating food they grow/raise or buy locally, and she describes making your own cheese in it. She annoyed me a bit in the book, but the overall concept of the book was good if you want to give it a read =)

Alison Wonderland said...

There's more to Joseph? I kinda figured you decided to keep him, you kept him. The End. But it was his story that brought me here and got me hooked in the first place so bring it on.

Ben said...

I just want you to know that the plant I brought home from the funeral is still alive, so nyah to all of you who laughed at me.

Karl said...

Hell, I kill PLASTIC plants so you're on your own.

Barbara said...

I can't wait to see your endeavors in canning and preserving. I have the same desires, but hubby has said no farm animals. You can never go on vacation if you have animals.

Ben said...

Unrelated, but you should check this out-
http://www2.mikeonads.com/2008/07/13/using-your-browser-url-history-estimate-gender/

62% chance I am a female :(

Lina said...

I recently tried jam making for the first time! (Photodocumented on my blog...) Anyhow, totally fun, and now I want to can everything that comes out of the garden!