well my 2 big girls left for Pennsylvania with Chad & Becky Dennys & 6 of their 7 children on Thursday. Rachel & Ashley & Cassidy & Elizabeth are having friendship time this weekend. so with my big girls gone most of the household chores, all of the caring for the littles & most of the animals chores fall on me. i have no problem with that when things are good. unfortunately Levi woke up this morning with a raging fever & a gunky eye. so we made an appointment to see his pediatrician & got everyone dressed. he has an ear infection in his right ear. he is a bit clingy which is to be expected. so i am very busy with a baby on my hip.
even with him sick i was still able to accomplish quite a bit today. i was able to can 7 quarts of tomatoes, 6 quarts of kosher dill pickles & 5 quarts of bread & butter pickles. i'm very excited. as of tonight i have 25 quarts of food put away just from this year. now i only have about 100 more to go!! that's my goal...seriously. the corn is read. the green beans are ready & there are more tomatoes ready as well as the cucumbers. i'm not doing anymore pickles but i will put up more tomatoes. i want to make some more salsa. i am also going to make a "tomato sauce" that i can use with spaghetti or lasagna. i am going to put up the corn in jars as well as the green beans & lima beans. i'm also going to try some sweet potatoes & red potatoes. we will see how it goes. but it's fun. everytime the jar makes that "POP" sound as it gives a final seal...i giggle & clap. it makes me feel good to know i did it!
anyway pray for Levi. he's really a good baby...not really whiny or uncomfortable. he just wants me to hold him & i dig that.