The kids and I headed out to the garden after lunch today. I returned… 4 times… for 4 buckets… and quickly became both overwhelmed and filled with gratitude.
How fun is this?! But, now what? (Besides returning to the garden for this same amount of goodies tomorrow — it’s there!)
After ignoring my produce for much of the afternoon, we saw some friends at a volleyball game. I told them what was waiting for me on my table. One of the football moms insisted “You need to make sauce and can it. I’ve got jars. I’m headed home in a bit to change clothes. I’ll bring you jars and a funnel and my recipe.”
Yes, that’s just how people are around here!
When we got home from the game, I had a message from my sister. A co-worker of hers was wanting to get rid of her large canner for free. Coincidence? That’s just God’s way of remaining anonymous.
It doesn’t end there! A few weeks ago my friend Laura offered me a copy of her ebook, Heavenly Homemaker’s Guide to Gardening and Preserving. I read through it, enjoyed many lightbulb moments (crop rotation, what to plant — or NOT — next to each other, etc.) and filed it away for “later.” Later has arrived, folks!
So, who wants to learn to can with me? Laura is offering one of you a copy of her ebook, too! All I need you to do is leave a comment telling me a tidbit that you are really hoping to learn about in Heavenly Homemaker’s Guide to Gardening and Preserving. What do you want to know?
My Finer Things list is long this week: garden produce (and happy helpers to pick it), generous friends, free canning supplies, and a guide to show me how! What Finer Things are you celebrating? Link up so we can share in your joy! (Don’t forget to leave a comment to win the ebook!)