Thursday, January 29, 2015

Time for Willy Nilly Friday 5...

Any time I see this, my heart melts.  It won't be long until our baby celebrates her 6th birthday.  (this is just a little added bonus)

1.  What word would you use to describe the sound of the lids sealing on jars that you have just canned.  I call it a ping...and it is a sound that I love.  It holds a lot of memories for me.  It  produces a feeling of satisfaction.  I often think how much less garbage there would be if everyone canned their own food.  But then, I wonder if we canned all our  own food, would we be consuming more energy than going to the grocery and buying our own food.

2.  We are supposed to get measurable snow starting sometime Saturday night.  I will believe it when I see it.

3.  If I had a tomato fresh from the garden, I could eat every bite of it, even if it was as big as a basketball.  No joke.  I crave fresh tomatoes all winter long.

4.  I have come to a standstill with de-cluttering.  We had a couple different appts this week...and it just got me out of sync somehow or other.  I need to get started again.

5.  I am reading Winds of Skilak...

And for an added bit of randomness, does everyone else have all kinds of things they think will be good to go in the 5 random thoughts...only by the time you sit down to do them, you do well to remember even one of them?

I am linking to Tanya's Willy Nilly Friday 5


Ginny Hartzler said...

Is this Lorelei? I could take pictures of sleeping babies forever! Don't you wish we could sleep like this? Soundly, deeply, and not a care in the world.

Mascha said...

Oh yeah, I like this sound too (and when I have in summer fruits or vegetables, I conserve them, like my mother has it do earlier... (of course, it's not enough for the whole year)
What a lovely photo!
Have a nice weekend with a fresh snow

Linda Kay said...

I remember the ping when I canned back in the day. And your picture of the sleeping baby is priceless. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tom said...

The bonus is so cute and peaceful!
#1 I can every year. Last canned tomatoes in the chili and peaches for dessert. This sugar free strawberry jam on toast.
#2 It's snowing now.
#3 Don't we all.
#4 Clutters can be a way of life.
#5 I wish that I was a reader.
Tom The Backroads Traveller

Sandra said...

I can see L in this photo, she has not changed that much, just bigger and on the 6. seems she was just 3.
the sound of the jar lids to me is a 'snock' ..i heard many of them since mother canned everything we ate. so why is it not called JArred, since no can involved.
i don't do Willy Nilly because my whole blog is willy nilly... which means things pop in my head. but i do write them down or they pop right on down the bunny trail

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Sweet picture of her back then.

Yep it's a PING
And yep I crave fresh tomatoes too! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a precious photo of baby Lorelei!

I've not done any canning in quite a while but I did dehydrate some celery recently. I'm sure I wasted more electricity than the price of the celery!

Now you have me craving a home-grown tomato! :D

Yeah, I'll be surprised if we get measurable snow, too, although I just heard we could get as much as 9 inches. It's been so dry, compared to last year.

Stay warm and snug!


EG CameraGirl said...

I cannot believe Lorelei will be six soon! Time goes by so fast!

A Colorful World said...

If you haven't already, join our book club by sending Mom an email, and do a book review o Winds of Skilak! I know what you mean about the pop of the sealing lids when you can...very satisfying sound. Yet, it seems nowadays it's almost more expense and work to can your own, though I would definitely say home-canned is much more healthy! And I too want REAL garden-grown ripe tomatoes all winter long! I can't seem to grow them here, either, and that is so distressing to me!

Tanya Breese said...

oh that is precious!! time flies too quickly....i never learned how to can but my grandma did all the time, everything, even saurkraut! if i find an interesting link, i bookmark it so i remember on friday...i love fresh tomatoes too!! yum! thank you for linking! by the way, did you get any snow?