Friday, August 22, 2008

My very own orchard!

It's been a fun-filled couple of days!

Yesterday we all went up to Boulder to see where Zach will be living for the next few months. The campus at CU is gorgeous and Boulder seems like a pretty nice place. The place was a zoo! After we dropped him off, 
we went to the Pedestrian Mall on Pearl Street. It has lots of cool little shops and we had a nice afternoon.

Last night when we were letting Feather out for her last time before be
d, she came back in- and she had been skunked! YUCK!! She spent the night in the Garden Room, which as of yet, really has nothing in it. This morning Rich and I gave her a bath in the backyard with peroxide, baking soda, and detergent. She still smells a little bit, but nothing compared to last night.

Rich was off today and so we went out for brunch. Afterward we ran a few errands. I wanted to get a canning pot and supplies as I am planning to use the crabapples on my tree back here to make apple butter and crabapple jelly.

Imagine my thrilled surprise when I discovered that the tree was not a crabapple tree, but a plum tree!!! WOW!!! So we have a cherry tree, a plum tree, two apple trees, and a crabapple tree. It sounds weird, I know, to not have known that before I went out to pick- but I hadn't looked too closely yet. I can see the tree from my kitchen window, but it isn't in the area of the backyard we are in too much.

I am going to need more jars! I am planning on becoming a canning fool- I have my very own orchard in my backyard!!! WOOO-HOOOO!!!!

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