Thursday, August 25, 2016

Kootenay River Canal...

Kayaked a new canal along the Kootenay River.... Beautiful Find!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Old Finds in the valley...

Walking around town.... we discovered this house in the middle of a residential area...

On a drive....this older irrigation system ...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Heirloom Quilt Repair

It's hard to believe....but yes it is a heirloom....my grandma made it for me.....and its 50 years old!
The last time I washed it the noticed the edges were fraying...
I had some flannel that matched...so I put a binding on it....
It will be good for the rest of my life time!!
My grandma wasn't the greatest quilt...she made quilts cause you needed them. This one...the white is flour sacks.... the lining looked like flour sacks or just cotton.... it's special as grandma made it.... when I realize how fast time goes... I think...who will have this quilt in 50 years....or will it be discarded?......

Monday, August 22, 2016

New Cutting Table...

Hubby put together a new cutting table for me!!

Nice change from what I was using:)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Apricots

We picked 30 pounds of apricots.....

We are enjoying all the fruit we have....and preserving it for the winter months!!


 We canned....
 We dried....
 We made jam... I used a recipe from Mennonite Girls can cook...and yes those are pits in the jam... don't ask why....just because ...but I don't think I'll do the pits another year:) They were a nuisance to get out!!! And I don't really think they do anything??
Pies are yet to come...and as I write this...we have finished processing our peaches as well!