It has been very busy around here this week and the coming week is looking to be the same. There were several times I had in mind to sit down and write a post, but something always came up. So I will sum it all up into the Homestead Update post today.
The wild cherries (choke cherries) that grow in our area are ripe so we went and picked some this week. We made them into cherry cough syrup in prep for any winter illnesses that come our way, as well as cherry jelly.
We canned 6 pints of jelly:
And 1 quart of cough syrup:
My first-ever sweater is coming along nicely. It doesn’t look like much yet, but I am really excited about it. Because I am making it through a class I have had to make time to knit and knit and knit because I have to have it to a certain point before each class. But I am really having fun!
We have had some really beautiful thunderheads come through lately. My camera never seems to be able to capture the detail and beauty the way my eyes see it, but I will leave you with one photo of one peeking through the trees.