Jan 20

The sun and the moon have been hiding for days now, mostly behind a solid grey sky.  Yesterday and this morning we had some patches of blue and I had some hope maybe things were breaking, but no, the clouds rose back up and the night was just another wall of grey.

On another note, I took a break the last couple afternoons and instead of lunch I spent it in the garage cutting what I think were 4×6 Oak beams into pieces that would fit into the oven and I’ve had the oven going all day for several days, acting as a sort of kiln.

Home made kiln

Home made kiln

So, I did a bunch of reading to figure out how long and what temperature I would need to heat the wood to, and now I have stacks of what looks like some really nice wood ready to be put to good use, here is one day’s load…

Finished wood

Finished wood

Tonight, I made pickles, lots of pickles…

Pickle prep

Pickle prep

Mama Bear picked me up a couple of quart and a half jars at Ikea for my pickles.  I was discussing ( OK, complaining, or even whining might be closer to the truth) about having to use lots of different size jars.  We had one quart canning jar that I was reusing, with a couple pint size jars and a couple jelly jars, one of which I gave away full of pickles from the last batch… LOL

Pickles

Pickles

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