Man oh man it's been a busy day.
As usual, my morning started around 5:30 am. By 7:30 I was out feeding Samson and two cows (the cows belong to a neighbor, they're getting bred by our bull) who are in the bull pen.
Washed and hung four loads of laundry on the indoor clothes racks.
I also canned thirteen pints of pinto beans (for making refried beans).
I canned these 18 pints of chicken stock yesterday.
Don was in the shop most of the late morning and afternoon, cutting tankard sides for a production run of 150 pieces or so. He brought them in in batches of 50, and the girls taped them up, ready for gluing.
Trust me, these are intimidating piles.
It was also my turn to bring snacks for church tomorrow, so I made a quadruple batch of shortbread cookies.
We're also hosting our neighborhood potluck tomorrow, and I decided to make chicken strips. Here Younger Daughter is crushing saltine crackers into crumbs.
Three cookie sheets of chicken strips, ready to go into the freezer until tomorrow's dinner.
Meanwhile Older Daughter made pizza dough since we were planning pizza for dinner.
She also made a hearty batch of steeped iced tea.
Don glued up one of the piles of tankards.
Later I glued up another pile. We got a bit less than half the tankards glued.
The girls split watering the garden (a two-hour process) since I was so busy in the house).
Here's the risen pizza dough.
From this, we made three pizzas -- two tomato...
...and one pesto. This will provide us with breakfasts and lunches for a couple of days.
Can't forget evening chores: feeding livestock, feeding and watering chickens, topping off all water tanks.
I don't know about you, but I'm pooped. Once this glass is empty, I'm off to bed.