Brrr. It was cold this morning. Got down to 40 degrees last night. I've not been sleeping too well again - tell me what possible purpose a hot flash has? I wake up dying of heat, throw the covers off, wake up freezing, pull the covers up - and then the cycle begins again, and again, and again. Talk about "change" - I'd just love for it to be over, you know?
I'd gotten another half bushel of Roma tomatoes to dehydrate and was able to prepare about a third of them last night. The dehydrator hummed softly all night (I know this for a fact because I was UP all night) and by morning - voila! - beautifully preserved tomatoes! I'm getting really fast with the intial preparation time. Slice in half lenthwise, then quarter, remove seeds with a swipe of the finger, cut the quarters in half crosswise, place on dehydrator screen. Repeat the process ad infinitum. It does seem as though the bottom of the crate will never be reached. Peaches will be the next food stashing endeavor. I missed being able to find apricots by one week. All the local growers say it was a fast season for them. So sad.
After the harvesting activities I've got it into my mind to finish a weaving project. The warp is all measured out for these linen and cotton dishtowels
and has been waiting on my loom since last winter. It's just been hard to get back to but I've resolved that I will only be using materials I already have on hand rather than spending money on newly thought up "dream" projects. These towels are really pretty and I've made several sets of them already for gifts. Now, I want some for myself! If you think that knitting dishcloths rile people who don't understand how good it can make you feel, you oughta try weaving dishtowels.