So, what have we been up to lately? Two words could sum it all up. Apples and clay. Or if I wanted to expand on that a bit it would include tomatoes and daily art. Oh yeah and soccer and homeschooling too. I've been busy in a good way. Just like every fall is for me, trying to wrap up the garden and starting a new school year can be chaos.
Our tomatoes. They were abundant this year. I've spent many a day roasting tomatoes two trays at a time, cooking them down, seasoning and canning them. It's become second nature to me, this canning thing. Two days ago, when the weather started turning, I pulled the rest of the tomatoes and our last volunteer cantaloupe in anticipation of our first frost which never happened. But, it will soon. We got our first snow in the mountains.
We've been tinkering with clay lately. It's strange how we know certain things about ourselves. For instance, I knew from a young age that when I grew up I wanted to drive a VW Bug. I did and I also married a guy who drove a VW bug. Funny how that is. Well, I've also known that I wanted to work with clay. A few years ago someone just gave us an old kiln. I didn't even tell them how much I loved hand thrown ceramics. My husband just recently got some work done on the kiln and we did a test run. I'm so excited.