Today has been a day of getting back to my ancestral roots.... only with electricity, gas, and running water. I DO have a new appreciation for the many women who spent countless hours making their own clothes and those for the family, canning, and cooking meals... out of necessity rather than novelty.
I started out the day with making a costume for my cute nephew Joel. He is going as a football to complete the "football-themed-family." It really turned out cute, and it has been fun to try it on JJ as a real life mannequin. A friend called in the midst of my sewing frenzy and asked if I would be going to my husband's basketball game tonight.... to which I replied that I would be canning.
"What?" she said...
"I will be CANNING," I said..
"I can't hear you, it sounded like you said that you would be Canning tonight."
..............I must not come across as the Martha Stewart I want to be.
Anyway, I canned on my first try today. We put up peaches... and I can hardly wait to eat them. My mother-in-law, the original Tomsick domestic goddess taught us, and we had a blast listening to big band music and canning up a storm. Here are some pics of the "fruits" of my efforts! (pun totally intended!)