Before I get too far into the post, I just say that I am having problems posting comments on blogs, but that I have been reading them. Lots of good quilty stuff going on out there;) Inspiring;) I really need to figure out how to fix, or at least work around this issue. I don't like feeling like I might be coming across as anti-social.
So....I will work on it.
In the mean time.....
My son has started his volunteer training for the touchpool at the ABQ Aquarium. He is having a blast. It is amazing how enthusiastic kids can get about something when they get to choose what they want to learn about.
As for the hubby and I, we have been volunteering at the Heritage Farm in the Botanical Gardens.
We have been helping with the apple harvesting. Now, I know that home grown produce is way better than anything you can get at the stores. The same holds true to these apples we are munching on while picking....YUM!!! OMG!! YUM!! I didn't know apples really were supposed to be that meaty, tart, flavorful...I could go on, but you get my point. Store apples don't have anything on these babies;)
Speaking of store bought goods....I have been keeping myself busy putting up the bounty of the season. It has been chili roasting season here in NM for the past month now. We have managed to acquire three 30# bags of the goodies. They are nestled safely in our freezer for enjoyment at leisure for the rest of the year. So far I have canned 15 jars of green chili salsa, 12 jars of strawberry jam, 10 jars of peach jam, 12 jars of peaches in honey syrup, 8 jars of peaches in rum sauce, and 4 jars of pickled jalapenos. I have another 20 pounds of peaches ripening in brown paper bags, and plans to make some more salsa while tomatos are at a decent price.
And thanks for all the compliments on the photos from my last post. I have been into photography since high school. I had fallen out of the loop when I had to sell my "real" camera to buy my mom some flowers when she was in the hospital a few years ago. (It was worth it.) Well, I finally got to get another camera. I treated myself to a digital SLR and an extra lense. It is soooo nice to have a real camera again. Here are a couple more photos I have gotten this past week....
Catapillar in the Pollination Garden
Jelly fish at ABQ Aquarium
Bee on Thisle
I really enjoy taking what I see and getting it on paper. I have never been good with paint, so this is my way of doing it.
Well, I really need to get on with my day. I have to take our truck in to get an estimate on how much it is going to cost for us to get it smog legal and then an eye exam for the boy. Hopefully soon I will get back into some quilty stuff;)