No Electricity…Garden!

Yesterday was our third or fourth day off with a prolonged power outage.  So what did I do? Garden.  Lots of gardening!

I picked and pulled weeds.  Then I picked some more.  Once the power came back on, I started canning….

12 quarts of pickles.

pickles

I also cut up these cabbages along with 10 others and made about 8 gallons of sauerkraut.

cabbage
That’s out fermenting in the crock.  I’ll can it about 6 weeks from now.

I am actually really glad the electricity was off for pole maintenance and upgrades.  It got me out to the garden.  The weather yesterday was perfect for it too.  I was so sore last night with the up and down steps and work of it all, but I’m so glad it’s done.  I can’t wait for the new house.  I’ll do this kind of work out in the “kitchen” in the garage!!  Now kraut is checked off the list…the more things I can check off, the more time I’ll have to work in the new house…rumor is we close tomorrow.  I am keeping my fingers crossed.

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4 thoughts on “No Electricity…Garden!

  1. Sandy K

    glad to hear you are closing tomorrow. It will be nice your extra hard work will go into some thing that will be your own. Lots of work a head but it will be so nice in the end.

  2. Karen H

    Good thing you got the double wedding ring quilt quilted before the power was out. Maybe it wouldn’t be a big deal, but I think I would be fretting and wondering if the power was ever going to come back on. Your pickles look awesome!

  3. Sharron

    When we moved into this house, we had a generator put in. I made sure my sewing machine and sewing room lights were hooked in. Didn’t want to go through withdrawal.

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