Okay, today I decided to have a look int he garden to thin the carrots and beetroot. Someone decided I needed to spend the day in the kitchen because when I thinned the beets I came in with a bucket full of small beets suitable for pickling baby beets and another bucket full of large ones.
No sewing for me today instead I have been up to the proverbial elbows in red beet juice. DH loves his beetroot and eats it almost every day so I now have 8 pint jars of spiced pickled beets sitting on the counter along with 8 jars of pickled whole baby beets and currently have 6 jars of plain beets in the pressure canner as DD also loves beets but asked if I could still do them with out the vinegar as she likes to taste more of the beetroot and have less of a vinegar taste. For DD I added left over beetroot juice (double strained as usual) along with the same of water, 1/4 cup of sugar, and to one of her jars when filling I added a 1/2 stick of cinnamon, 4 whole cloves, 1/2 tsp salt the rest I just added the salt to and kept plain.
So this seems to be my day, productive yet not quite as I had planned.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon