Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I overextended myself today. Up at the crack of dawn I had my cucumbers picked and almost all sliced for two batches of pickles, when my daycare kiddies started to arrive at 7:30...right on time as they always seem to whenever I need a little extra time to finish something I start. Murphy's Law. ..if I wasn't doing anything they would be late.

So with three two year old kids underfoot, I quickly finished slicing cucumbers and onions while keeping them occupied by doling out cucumber slices for them to eat. Their fascination with what I was throwing into the compost bucket also kept them busy for a while, then back downstairs for a morning snack and playtime.

Finally, nap time and I was able to get the Bread and Butter pickles cooked, bottled and processed before I had to wake them. The Sweet Mustard Pickles were done tonight and I'm pickled out!
So if hubby has any plans tonight,
I won't be long telling him,
"Not tonight dear,
I've had enough pickle for one day."


  1. They look so good! I did the same thing last week, except I didn´t have to "tend" to 3 two year olds. You did good!

  2. Marisa,
    I swear I'm jealous of you but I don't even know where to begin to do any of this stuff so I can stop being jealous and become more like you!

    I'm still amazed at the fact that my neighbor and I did so well with our first garden.

  3. LOL!!! I love bread and butter pickles! Everything looks so Yummy!

  4. Yeah, canning looks so daunting to me. I bought a book about it and can't understand the explanations. But it would be nice to be able to can my soups and things so I don't have to keep them in the freezer.

    Kudos to you for being able to do so much stuff, like knowing when to wake up those two year olds.

    I would've left them sleeping all day :)

  5. LOL! Oh, mom, I wish wouldn't talk about that stuff that goes on behind closed doors! How embarrassing:)

  6. Funny! I love pickles. Maybe, just maybe I can be inspired to make some.

  7. Yum, pickles! I'm partial to dill, myself... one of these days I'm going to have to try making my own.

    Good for you!

  8. You had me laughing from the very beginning of your post. LOL Sharon

  9. i'm impressed (and what a terrible joke!)

    Love the birdhouse picture. very nice.

    Nice to meet you ! ;)

  10. wow that is one big sink full of cucumbers and you made quick work if them...thanks for the muffin recepie too, always looking for a new one to try!