We like what we do, we like the hard work, and we like to see what we have gotten done at the end of the day!
|Somedays this is what it looks like behind the barn.|
I love looking at the beautiful mountains and seeing the clouds.
I love watching the leaves change color. I love the fresh air and sunshine.
|Some days it's cloudy when I go out to the barn.|
I can hardly see the mountains when the clouds are so low.
|Cool fall days means the grapes are ready to pick and make into grape juice.|
Do you make grape juice at your house, too? I like to set up a little kitchen in the garage because it's cooler out there. It's easier to clean up in the garage than clean up the kitchen if I make a mess on the floor.
|I load the grapes into the big pots.|
|I keep some jars nice and hot in the big roaster. |
I keep all my lids hot in a small crock pot.
|I cook the grapes for a long time.|
Once juice starts flowing down the hose I can fill the jars.
|I cook the jars of grape juice for another 15 minutes in a|
canner on the stove in the house.
I want to make sure the juice is safe to drink and the lids seal tightly.
Once the jars are cooled down I label them and put them in the storage room. Yummy!
This year I worked for 2 days making grape juice. I made 38 bottles of grape juice on one day, and 36 jars of grape juice on the second day. How many jars of juice did I make this year?
I don't get to keep all the juice. The grapes came from a friends yard. She and her husband are older and can't work as hard as I can. She got 38 jars of juice, and we put 36 jars in our storage room.
|The workers are almost done installing it!|
|They poo on the floor of the barn!|
|I think about the things I like to do while I clean up messes.|
I love feeding Miss E!
|I think about Chippy and her cute chicks that are growing up.|
They have their feathers now and I think I can let them out of the stall soon.
They will love running around in the pasture and digging in the dirt.
|I think about the tarp we have that covers the hay.|
Isn't that a fun thing to see each morning!
It makes me smile every time I go out to the barn.