Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pickles, Pickles, and more Pickles

Oops, it's been a while since I've done an update. I'd blame the fact there is no internet at my relatives homes in Missouri, but I've been back for a week since then. So that doesn't really work. After a few days of being home from Anchorage and seeing Harry Potter, mom and I left for Springfield Missouri. Talk about driving to the middle of nowhere. I've been to some pretty middle of nowhere places but driving down there really seems like driving to the middle of nowhere. We got together with the family and I proceeded to scan about 400 pages of genealogy. (If I never have to scan anything ever again it will be too soon). Scanning was all I did for a day and a little bit. I lost track of how many hours I was scanning. After leaving there we drove to Southern Illinois with a stop at Lambert's. It's the home of the throwed rolls, if you've never been there go, cause it's fun. We got 2 1/2 bushels of peaches to can while in southern Illinois, 2 bushels of Redhavens and 1/2 a bushel of white peaches. Mmmm peaches. After getting that canned, mom decided we really needed to do pickles and other things.
Last night I did 36 pints of dill pickles while mom was working on some kind of sweet pickle that she likes. Apparently no one else likes them that well because there are still a whole bunch of leftovers, or they don't know what to eat them with. Either one. We currently have three batches of pickles going. I need to work on more dill pickles because are the most popular out of the three we are making. I of course don't have my other awesome pickle recipes with me because I hadn't planned on doing pickles this year. I have quite a collection of recipes.
Among all of this, I somehow pulled something in my lower back which makes everything I do slightly painful. Oh well, I will survive. I'm off to make more pickles.