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tempest 10-13-2012 01:34 AM

Silly Things You Did Today
 
Sometimes it's the little things that make us smile the most. So this thread is dedicated to the littlest things that made you smile today. Post away!

Tonight, while walking back to my dorm I came across a leaf pile. I can't remember (no lie) when the last time I jumped into a leaf pile was. So here was my view from the leaf pile as I crawled through it.

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Foxhunter 10-13-2012 05:13 PM

Silly thing I dd today was to start to connect a lead out wire from the fencer to a new line. I hadn't turned it off at the mains!
Made me jump back, drop the wire and cuss for 10 minutes.

No need for a fence tester!

MHFoundation Quarters 10-13-2012 05:35 PM

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Ouch foxhunter!

Mine is silly because of the time it takes. It's really crummy outside, raining, windy & cold. Last night my hubby got all of the pears out of our trees with his bucket truck (beats me climbing a ladder by a mile!) so today I have been busy in my kitchen.

We went from this
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To this
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And after adding a bit of cinnamon, we end up with this - cinnamon pear sauce, YUM!
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It makes me happy when they come out of the canner. It takes a 5 gallon bucket of Bartlett pears to make 7 quarts of sauce. Time consuming but worth it! I won't have to buy applesauce at the store (my kiddo likes this better), there is no added sugar & it's 100% organic :D

DancingArabian 10-13-2012 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by tempest (Post 1717522)
Sometimes it's the little things that make us smile the most. So this thread is dedicated to the littlest things that made you smile today. Post away!

Tonight, while walking back to my dorm I came across a leaf pile. I can't remember (no lie) when the last time I jumped into a leaf pile was. So here was my view from the leaf pile as I crawled through it.

When I lived in Kentucky, people would pile their leaves by the road and we'd all chip in to pay this kid to scoop them up and bag them for the trash man. Someone took to driving through the leaf piles and scattering the leaves all over, even tearing up some yards to get to the leaves. People started putting cinder blocks in the leaf pile and sure enough, they only had to do it once!

I did not do anything silly or fun today as of yet.

VanillaBean 10-13-2012 06:31 PM

Well...last night me and my best friend were requesting songs and chatting with a radio DJ in California =P and then we watched a TwitCam of an ADORABLE boy who's on the X-factor this season. We had a ton of fun, just the little things! :)

tempest 10-13-2012 06:55 PM

MHFQ, my mom makes homemade strawberry jam and apple sauce. I love it when she does this because it makes the house smell amazing. I love Fall, especially October because of all the homemade things and the beauty.

Foxhunter: I've done something similar to that. I tested out an electric fence with my head once. The fence was working perfectly. Hurts, doesn't it?

Foxhunter 10-13-2012 07:34 PM

We have had such a crappy summer, so wet, hardly anything has grown in the garden. Virtually no apples, certainly no pears, a few cherries (which the birds beat me too!)
I have managed to make strawberry, raspberry, plum, rhubarb and ginger jams.
Green bean chutney, chilli jam. Will be making tomato chutney and also what my grandmother called 'Ifits' chutney. If its left in the garden pickle it!

No potatoes, all but a few earlies were blighted. so depressing.

tempest 10-13-2012 07:40 PM

What is green bean chutney? It sounds good.

MHFoundation Quarters 10-13-2012 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by tempest (Post 1718063)
I love it when she does this because it makes the house smell amazing. I love Fall, especially October because of all the homemade things and the beauty.

I love fall too for the same reasons. It smells pretty yum here right now! Got the 4th canner load going.

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Originally Posted by Foxhunter (Post 1718101)
We have had such a crappy summer, so wet, hardly anything has grown in the garden. Virtually no apples, certainly no pears, a few cherries (which the birds beat me too!)
I have managed to make strawberry, raspberry, plum, rhubarb and ginger jams.
Green bean chutney, chilli jam. Will be making tomato chutney and also what my grandmother called 'Ifits' chutney. If its left in the garden pickle it!

No potatoes, all but a few earlies were blighted. so depressing.

That really stinks. We've had an awful year here too, but because of drought - very abnormal for my area. I did have a fair amount of strawberries - my kiddo was good about watering them - she puts the sprinkler next to her strawberry bed and plays in it. Raspberries & blackberries burned up before they grew, I didn't make any jelly or jam this year, pretty bummed I don't have any strawberry/jalapeno jam :-( I watered the pear trees through the drought but we had warm early spring and then a late hard freeze so 75% of the blossoms got frozen. I normally donate a truckload (literally) to our local food pantry but I won't be able to this year. Last year even after donating I ended up dumping 2 skid loader buckets in my woods for the deer, they won't be getting any either. I picked up about 9 bushels, normally I can about 15 before I am sick of doing them.

Oddly enough I just picked rhubarb again a couple days ago and made a pear/rhubarb crisp - turned out really good. Pretty strange having both of those ready at the same time :? I managed to can green beans, carrots, watermelon pickles, tomato juice, marinara sauce & salsa. Froze sweet corn & peppers. It's sad to think about buying veg at the store but I am going to have to.

Foxhunter 10-14-2012 03:15 AM

Tempest I think that doing things like jumping in a pile of leaves is very important.

I am now in my 60s - still do fun things, much to the astonishment of several children who come here!

I blame my parents!

About 30 years ago my father, then in his 60s, and I went for a walk. I was recovering from surgery. We walked up over the Downs (Steep hill) which are covered in Holme Oak trees on one side.
Holme Oak leaves do not rot down like most eaves and these trees although mature are not very tall.
Dad and I were walking along the top line of trees. I spotted a hole on the barrier of branches and commented that the top of the giant slide was still there.
We looked at each other and walked to it. Took no tome to gather a cushion of leaves and away I went, Dad just behind me.

We slid nearly 700 feet from top to bottom emerging with dirty seats to our jeans, scratches on our arms and faces both roaring with laughter.
When it snowed Dad, then in his 70s was the first to go tobogganing, Mum was as bad, I caught her cantering around the arena on my nieces pony - bareback. She was in her 80s - she also rode around the field on my nephews ATV when she had never driven anything motorised in her life.

I hate "Act your age." means you miss out on a lot of fun.
May you forever see a pile of leaves and jump in it.


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