Quilting often has to take the backseat to chores. We try to preserve as much as we can. Some years it seems that's all I do in the warmer months. So far this year it looks like it's going to be a light canning and preserving year. Our garden is much smaller and we still have some leftovers from last year stored in the pantry and freezer.
Yesterdays plan was to pick and freeze berries and peas. Then can 3 gallons of milk, since the price of milk is supposed to get up to $6 a gallon by the end of the summer.
Last on the to-do list is put the border on the Camp Quilt. I'll tell you right now, I never stepped foot in the Studio. I still need to add the top and bottom borders to the quilt.
The peas were picked, cleaned and put in the freezer early in the morning. Then it was time to take my girl(dog Khaleesi) for a long walk to wear her out so she would nap while I picked berries. She needs to be leashed on the far side of the property where the berries grow. This is for her safety and the neighbors dogs safety. I can't pick berries if I'm holding a leash.
One would think picking berries would be a chore. But I find it to be very therapeutic. Out here in Podunk it's super quiet. All you hear is the birds chirping. Most of the time I pick to the sound of nature but today I decided to put my phone in my back pocket and listen to an Audible book called "The Cancer Code" by Jason Fung. It's been in my list for a couple of weeks but I just haven't gotten around to it. I often listen to books these days since there's little time for real reading. I can work and "read" at the same time. Rarely do I "read" novels anymore. For some reason I find them boring. My go-to books are more educational in nature.
Most of you know my mom died of cancer. We've had 2 other family members die of cancer in recent years. I also have a cousin who has been battling cancer for over 10 yrs. It keeps metastasizing and she keeps fighting. She's only 46 years old. So the topic of cancer I find quite interesting for good reason.
Listening to books written by a doctor is much easier than reading due to the large words they like to use that I have no idea how to pronounce...HAHA! Sad but true. More often than not if I like the book I will also purchase a hard copy for referencing later. I will also listen to the book more than once. It's easy to do while I clean, cook or quilt. By the way this book is available on Amazon if your interested. That's were I got it for free as an Audible with a 30 day free trial. I never pay for Audible I just wait for another free 30 day trial and listen to another free book. I told you a long time ago I'm a penny pincher! HAHA!