made homemade biscuits.
finished sewing the amy butler gumdrop pillows for my lil sisters dorm room.
began painting the new Oakland farmers market sign.
started my running again (i am running another 1/2 marathon at the end of october).
saw a beautiful newfoundland taking a canoe ride on the lake.
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In the county fair spirit, my mom and i decided to make pickles with the fresh cucumbers from her garden! We spent a lot of time in Bill's garden (our neighbor who graciously lets us munch on his harvest) eating tomatoes till i was full and filling my pockets with fresh jalepenos, peppers, but most importantly to get fresh dill of course for our project. We used a simple dill recipe that didn't require weeks of soaking (as some do). Our recipe included fresh garlic, pepper, a little sugar, dill, and sweet onion..that's it! You make a simple solution of vinegar, pickling salt and sugar that you boil and pour into your jars, seal the lid and voila! I opened my first jar tonight and they are very tasty .
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I went home for a much needed weekend of small town life. Work has been very very busy, very exciting but busy, so i do apologize for the lack of posts..but i have lots of fun things to share! The Burt County Fair was this weekend in Oakland. I loved watching the judging of the vegetables and flowers, categories of which included miniatures and 5 cluster perennials, and in vegetables, the giant category..my favorite. And seeing all the yummy homemade treats and canned goodness. My mom's oatmeal cake and mike's wheat bread both got 1st place stickers. Lots of beautiful things to see and appreciate...
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