Busy, busy, busy

I’ve been a little busy lately. Between schooling, homekeeping, soccer games, little ones, and canning, I don’t seem to have two minutes to put together. I’d like to say that life should be back to normal soon, but this IS my normal. Wakeup, consume coffee, feed children, feed animals, shower, school, first nap, feed children, second nap, make dinner, more school, wash dishes, do laundry, start to can something, eat, run to soccer game, feed animals, finish canning, bed.  Phew! We’re stretched to our limits, but I don’t necessarily see that as a bad thing. It’s exhausting maybe, but I’d much rather be busy than to be sitting on the sofa for hours every night watching something useless on TV.  Here’s where we are:

  •  So far, both teams my children play on are undefeated.  (Woohoo!!!)
  • We’re pretty much on target with school work, although I don’t love some of the curriculum we’re using. 
  • The animals are doing well, but our chickens are lazy. We have 13 hens and all we’re getting is 3-5 eggs a day. Slackers. 
  • I’ve canned 6 quarts of tomato sauce, 7 pints of ketchup, 2 quarts and 1 pint of dilly beans, barbecue sauce is cooked and ready to be canned, several bags of green beans are in the freezer, the last of my zucchini is shredded and frozen just waiting to become bread. I still have more to do, but seeing those frozen bags, and the beautiful jars filled with nourishment that we grew, harvested and preserved makes me inexplicably happy. 

That’s all I have time for right now. I have recipes I want to share, posts I’ve started (some of them just in my head), projects to work on and share, but that will all have to happen another time. Maybe when I’m not so busy. (Yeah, right.)