After saying that I would update more frequently I promptly left home and didn’t update. Sorry folks!
What I’ve been up to:
Jamie and I took a trip up to Superior country for a few days. It was wonderful. The lake and surrounding area are gorgeous. I really enjoyed seeing Ashland and Northland College as I had thought about going there way back when during college application times in high school. One night when we were camping I heard some crazy wildlife that I am unfamiliar with and haven’t been able to identify. I also heard WOLVES!
What Cheer? Brigade!
On Friday night the What Cheer? Brigade took our little town by storm and it was a dance party extravaganza never to be forgotten. Pretty much everyone I knew or have ever seen in town was there and dancing and having a blast. Not many bands come to Viroqua and it was great to see everyone out and having fun! I love this community!
Early American Knives!
A full update with photos will follow this but let me just say that I made a knife and its awesome! I’ve never done any blacksmithing or forge work before and I really loved it! More later.
We recently got a half bushel of peaches and I have been preserving them in various ways all day. I have some peach rings and fruit leather in the dehydrator right now and I am mid-canning some in a light syrup. Unfortunately the propane tank ran out and I must wait for the new one to get here this evening until I can finish!
We harvested the garlic a couple weeks ago, tied it, hung it in the barn to dry, and yesterday I cut it down, cleaned it, and prepared it for storage! It’s fun to see the whole process and it smells oh so yummy!
More to come and don’t worry, there will be pictures!