During non-working hours keeping busy with cooking, baking, knitting, gives me great pleasure, and every day I discover more things that make these activities pleasant. I enjoy sharing “things I can’t live without” with all of you, so here are a few more of those things. I would like to hear about the things that help you enjoy daily life around the homestead.
I have discovered Ball jars. My personal favorites are the blue ones. They come in green too, which would be great for my bread and butter pickles. In addition, I have recently found that they make plastic caps for Ball jars which are good for storing but not so good for canning. I have added a few of them to my regular lids and rings tops. After making jelly, applesauce and pickles for a while, we have tons of the jars floating around the kitchen and have started drinking from them as well. They are great to store juice or iced tea, and a perfect serving size. I have one beside me now. Note: I also love my silly bottle brush. The face makes me laugh.
How could any of us live without sock yarn? I am pushing through the last two rows of ribbing on the bottom of Blanket Sweater and ready to start the sleeves. Winter here I come! Then I plan to start two pairs of socks with the lovely brown/grey/mauve and green yarn that was a drawing winner from sweet Kathyb, as well as the shamelessly PINK Lion Brand wool/nylon yarn.
One of my favorite things has saved my plants from the watering demon (me). I always kill my household plants with w-a-a-a-y too much kindness so I started buying the little glass watering globes and putting them in each plant. Voila, instant happy plants. They get just enough water and are thriving. This is the first time I have ever had happy plants. Actually, it’s the first time I have had plants because in the past they would die soon after moving in with me. The person who thought of these little gems should get an award!
Of course, I can’t live without warm, sleepy puppies. I wish you all warm puppies and kitties. It doesn’t get any better!
Life is good.