Sunday, October 24, 2021

How much can you do in a weekend?

 Quite a bit was accomplished this weekend.  I didn't plan it that way.  One thing just led to another and bam!  Things got done.

First, was the last of my elk meat.  Thirteen pounds of meat to season and dehydrate.  While I was in the kitchen, I might as well make some caramel apple jam.  Since I had everything out to make jam I might as well make jam out of the wild strawberries I gathered this summer.  I only had a scant quart of strawberries, but thanks to Ball real fruit pectin I found a recipe that fit my needs.  Voila....

Wait!  Are those cookies in the picture?  One of my other goals was to send some cookies to my nephew and cousin to celebrate their first year of college.  I will put together a care package for them tomorrow.

Speaking of projects for family, we have a nephew graduating in May.  This will be my third graduation quilt.  I'm hoping to complete ten log cabin blocks a week.  Deer hunting starts soon, so I'm not sure how well I'll keep that goal 

Back to my elk.  I am sending an elk ivory tooth and one of my bear claws to a lady in Montana.  She makes necklaces from them.

I'm super excited to see how it turns out.  My husband finished cleaning my elk skull for a European mount.  He did a great job.

I think that is everything.  Six jars of caramel apple jam, 5 jars of strawberry jam, 13 pounds of jerky, two batches of cookies, and ten quilt blocks.  Oh, can't forget, Ella and I squeezed in a two mile walk somewhere in the middle of that.

That has to be one of my busiest weekends.  Do you have one that sticks out as a super achiever weekend? In what type of projects did you partake?  I hope you had a great weekend.


  1. I'm tired just reading of your accomplishments.

  2. That's certainly a busy weekend. I just made biscuits and a batch of coleslaw. Vey lazy eh? We did do quite a but of clearing in the allotment too though.

  3. I am inspired by all you do. I love your pretty picture!

  4. Our weekend involved having house guests from Thursday night to Monday morning. Lots of meals cooked, conversations, and sharing. We haven't seen this couple in person since we moved from MD in July 2020. We have had dinner over FaceTime fairly frequently though.
    But no, my weekends can never compare to yours. Maybe my daughter's could.

  5. what a wonderful weekend you had, you are so talented in so many ways!!

    i always made jam with my aunt who was like a grandmother to me!!


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