Reprocessing the peach butter

 

peach butter simmering on the stove

We made some peach butter the other day with honey and vanilla, but realized after we had sealed the jars, that it was too runny, so we opened up the jars, dumped the contents into a Dutch oven, washed the jars, got new lids and the peach butter is cooking down some more. I haven’t made fruit butters as an adult and barely remember my dad making apple butter once, when I was a kid. We did have some that we didn’t process in jars and Sarah cooked that down some more and after chilling in the fridge seems to be the proper consistency. So, now we wait. Once we put the peach butter in jars again, and the water is boiling, they only have to process for 5 minutes, so that part won’t take long. I should go toast an English muffin and try the stuff that’s in the fridge!

Ravellenic Games

Ravellenic Games

Can’t wait until the end of the month to start a dishcloth for the Ravellenic games. It’s a pattern that has intrigued me for a long time, so I’m finally going to make it. It’s the double lattice cloth from I can’t wait

Ravellenic Games

Can’t wait until the end of the month to start a dishcloth for the Ravellenic games. It’s a pattern that has intrigued me for a long time, so I’m finally going to make it. It’s the double lattice cloth from smariek. I can’t wait!  It’s part of a big knitting/crocheting/spinning event to correspond with the Big Games in London, at the end of July. http://www.ravelry.com

Hot Weather

Thankfully, we had a nice rain this morning!  Then it got up to 93 this afternoon, before it started cooling off a little.  Right now it’s about 80 degrees with a dew point of 72. http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/obhistory/KSBM.html  So thankful for air conditioning.  You can’t imagine!  Sure hope they get the power fixed out east, where it’s hot and no one has air conditioning or even a fan!  Ugh.

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Zinnias, getting bigger!  Taken this morning after the rain was finished!

It’s hot in Sheboygan today.

It's hot in Sheboygan today.

At 1:30pm, I took pictures of my kitchen thermometer and my bathroom thermometer, to document the temperature. The kitchen thermometer has a remote wireless sensor out on the north side of the garage and has been in the shade most of the day. The bathroom thermometer has a sensor that just goes out the window, also on the north side of the house.

At forecast.weather.gov, it says the temp now is 94 and the dew point is 73, with a heat index of 102. Yikes.

I’m very happy to be in my air conditioned house.

It's hot in Sheboygan today.

At 1:30pm, I took pictures of my kitchen thermometer and my bathroom thermometer, to document the temperature. The kitchen thermometer has a remote wireless sensor out on the north side of the garage and has been in the shade most of the day. The bathroom thermometer has a sensor that just goes out the window, also on the north side of the house.

At forecast.weather.gov, it says the temp now is 94 and the dew point is 73, with a heat index of 102. Yikes.

I’m very happy to be in my air conditioned house.

2012 Dishcloths from April to June

Had fun knitting all these cloths. We get such varied designs!

A Walk at Maywood

My blog is going to continue on here. In the interest of saving some money, I’m not renewing my webhosting this year. Also, I really wasn’t working on it at all, either. Seemed like a painless way to save some money.

Sarah and I went for a walk at Maywood the other day! It was so fun! Just nice to be out in nature for a while!

Forest Path at Maywood
Forest Path at Maywood
Crayfish in the Pigeon River
Crayfish in the Pigeon River
Gaillardia in the Hummingbird Garden
Gaillardia in the Hummingbird Garden