Spaghetti sauce…

In the Kitchen

I decided that on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving I would can up my spaghetti sauce.  I had been gathering tomatoes all summer and putting them in the freezer.  I ended up with about 50 pounds of tomatoes…
I ended up canning 12 quarts of spaghetti sauce…looking forward to making some lasagna this next week!

I could tell that when I was right in the middle of all this canning that I was not feeling my usual self. The next day, I woke up with a sore throat.  I was kept going and by Sunday it was pretty much unbearable.  Went to the Quick Care to find out that I had strep throat.  Thank God for antibiotics!  It was cleared up right away!
So, with Thanksgiving and being sick, I did not get too much more accomplished.  I did knit a hat for Joshua (which he wears pretty much continuously!) and a hat for Mark that was too big.  So, Henry took the hat and he just folds the brim up and it works for him.  I will make Mark another hat.

Farming

I signed up for the Cultivating Success Beginning Farmer program.  It will begin in January.  Click on the logo for the website…
Course Description
This course has students take a realistic look at their goals and resources, and helps them evaluate what type of small acreage enterprise is right for them. Students are exposed to various types of farming and ranching systems, guest farmers speak to the class, and field trips are taken to local farms. Students complete a whole farm plan.
Course Format and Dates
This course is offered as a series of webinars and regional workshops from January 14 to March 31, 2016.  The series focuses on improving small farmers’ and ranchers’ capacity to evaluate the feasibility of enterprises and assess their resources. It will involve an introductory webinar, three full day workshops and related farm tours**, and an end of course potluck and evening seminar.

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