Journal entry – 10 July 2015, Fri

Journal entries are just that – the digital copy of my hand-written entries in my journal. If you aren’t interested in the daily details of our adventure, feel free to skip on to the next “regular” post.

I woke earlier than I wanted to. So I made coffee and caught up on journaling and digitizing posts. Jim got some work done and then headed out for a day of golfing with his brother. Once Ashley and Joni were both up I hopped on the bicycle and pedaled down to the grocery store for onions and ice for pickling.


Back at home I helped slice up cucumbers and then got out of the way, eventually heading to bed for a nap.


Ashley and Joni made bread and butter pickles (I wonder why they are called that, as they contain neither of those things. Need to look it up some time) and pickled beets. Ashley’s wanted to learn to can for some time now and was excited for the chance. (Me too, but there wasn’t room for me to help in the kitchen and I was more than ready for a nap. I can help and learn from Ashley at a later time.)


Canning completed we read for a bit out on the pier.


I put together supper – fried eggs, spinach pancakes, sauteed squash with carrot gratings, and roasted beets.

My list of foods that I won’t eat was never very long but sweet potatoes and beets have been removed. Apparently I just don’t like store-bought canned beets because fresh roasted and home-maded pickled canned are good.

More reading before bed.