“Putting Up” and New Postcards

     Local squirrels worry not about the pandemic or the election, they scurry about, gathering and stockpiling their winter supplies. Following suit, I’ve given away and stored away all 27 pumpkins from our little patch. Pumpkins gone north to Alaska and south to LA, they decorate the porches of friends who may or may not make pies.

Pumpkins to my neighbor who recently gave me some of the big bag of onions she brought back from Eastern Washington, where the summers are hot and tasty onions grow. She recommended freezing them after chopping – something I’d never known to do. Handy!

     Pumpkins for our friend of the fine blueberry patch who said come to get apples and pears, and when I arrived, also offered tomatoes for sauce and a pepper, “off the scale hot!” I sent it on to the Sweet Bride, who says no pepper is too hot for Thai taste.

So far, I’ve baked a first pie, and made pear butter with most of the pears (and painted one), and a plan for applesauce. And also new to me, tomato sauce – if you briefly boil the tomatoes six or so at a time, the skins slide off, then cook down. Now to make pasta sauce with these cooked tomatoes.

     And for a winter scheme, this week Sweet Baby began our new alphabet postcard project. A friend accuses me of too many words, my return postcard proves her point.

9 thoughts on ““Putting Up” and New Postcards

  1. You must find “Eating the Alphabet” by Lois Ehlert. It is delightful, and Jack goes through it all… I like this, and this, and this… I don’t like avocado…”

  2. You must find “Eating the Alphabet” by Lois Ehlert. It is delightful, and Jack goes through it all… I like this, and this, and this… I don’t like avocado…”

  3. Love that pear! On our last walk with the kids before we came north, we had several alphabet challenges – fruit, vegetables, boy’s names, girl’s names. Even the four-year-old tried to play along. A picture is worth a thousand words, but, oh, how we do love words!!

    • Thank you and we do love words – and maybe best – words and pictures! I think Sweet B has many words that accompany her picture – but as she says, “I can’t write, so I’ll have to say my story to you!”

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