Market Day! YEH!
Some Wool Dryer Balls that I'm working on today--before I go to the market:).
Today is Wednesday and that means it's Market Day here in the Big Valley. Yeh! I love the market. Fresh produce, fresh bread (all local), and fresh woopie pies for the kids:). I love going to the market, did I mention how much I love the market? Every Wednesday the kids and I (I have 3--ages 3-8) get ready mid morning and go to the market. We all love it and it's a fun and easy way to educate my kids.
This year I am going to be freezing and canning a bunch of summer produce, hopefully enough to last the winter. I'm going to freeze some veggies, like green beans and corn and also a bunch of tomatoes. I love using frozen tomatoes for chili and red sauces as they un thaw mushy and perfect for cooking down. If I get crazy I will make a bunch of salsa and chili. Our valley is perfect for growing peppers and I can get bushels of several varieties of peppers, from every color of bell pepper some hotter spicier jalapeños. I love, love, love peppers and I can make a pretty mean and tasty salsa, much better than store bought of course:). When I make it this summer I'll post pics and my secret recipe! There is also a lot of local honey sold here, yummy!
Maybe next year when my kids get older I'll start selling some dryer balls and other items their. This year I think my youngest is TOO young to sit there with me and my oldest two are still too young to stay home by themselves. That's ok, it gives me a year to build up stock with out stressing about it.
So that's not all that I'm doing today. Since I just made breakfast for the little ones, I know have time (after writing this blog) to start a batch of dryer balls--it is quite a lengthy process--and get some ruffles sewn for a diaper cover. THEN the market, lunch, sew 2 diaper covers, and hopefully a baby romper for a pattern test! Whew! That's it, oops nope, dinner...and then my son's baseball game. Should be a fun and great day, especially since it's going to be a perfect sunny mid 70's kind of day.
Have I mentioned that I love the weather? That's a whole other topic and blog though:).
Have a great day everyone!
Until later (and hopefully sooner),