Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Frozen Peppers

I never did get around to sharing pictures of the other pepper plants with you this summer, I might have to do that this fall/winter. For now, imagine I have shared them with you! Our peppers officially left the greenhouse last weekend. Matt pulled out the last pimientos de padron and pepperoncinis and we fried them up and had them as an appetizer to our supper. I can't wait for next summer, when we can have them again! He also pulled out a few more bell peppers and the last of the hot peppers. He chopped them all up and we tossed them in the freezer with the other two gallon freezer bags filled with vacuum sealed peppers.

Bell Peppers, hot peppers, and banana peppers from August 16th 2014

Tonight, we will be using our vacuum sealed peppers for supper, and we're so excited to be able to use the bounty of our harvest even though the peppers are dead and gone. I know I'll still never grow enough peas to make Grandpa Arneson happy, but I sure was able to grow enough peppers :) (check back with me in March...hopefully they do last all winter!)

How did your canning go this year? Are you still working your way thru, or are you stocked and looking forward to pumpkin season?

Friday, October 3, 2014

When did it become October?

So I'm not quite sure what happened to the last month and a half. September seems like it lasted a day, and here we are again in October. I think the beginning of the school year always does this to me, settling back into a new routine, September seems to be the hardest hit month for me, and the one that goes by faster than all the others. December might run a close second to September though!

So what have I been doing for the past month and a half you might ask. Well, honestly, it went by so fast I kind of forgot to pay attention. I know there was a lot of homework, mostly reading, some housework and some working, along with a little fun - of the MarioKart variety mostly. Matt and I also got to visit a new restaurant, one of our favorite things to do. (It is a new Indian restaurant in town and it is super good! Buffet style, and the menu changes daily!) I think Matt even did a little more pepper picking and processing. I've been trying to get some work done on Etsy, but I feel like every time I sit down with Etsy intentions, my allotted time is gone before I have accomplished half of my desired tasks. I also started a Twitter for Hide and Hair (@hideandhair) but it's hard to keep up with that too! I'm a bit better on Instagram, mostly because I am constantly taking pictures of the kitties! :)

I'm not sure when I'll be back, but I'm hoping soon. Unfortunately, midterms are already looming, so the next week at least will be a little rough on me again. Cross your fingers for me!

But of course it is Friday, so I will leave you with these adorable pictures: