Mudcat Café message #4074101 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4074101
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
03-Oct-20 - 12:14 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
You're correct about that. I'll inquire about her progress in dealing with the problem again one of these days, but I make a point not to insert myself into her workplace issues. I think it helped just to talk about it the other day.

Lovely fall-like weather right now, and evidence of rodents in the garden. Something took tentative bites out of a cucumber whose vine was dragging on the ground, so I've set up the trap again.

More fresh pickles bottled this afternoon (three spaghetti sauce jars) and I have a bowl brining overnight to make into bread and butter pickles tomorrow, probably 2.5 pints. I'll end up with about a half-dozen jars of those to last me through the next few months. The fresh ones will be ready to eat in about two weeks and they don't last long, they're popular with my ex and my next door neighbor. And me. I think we're nearing the end of the season, as the vines are looking rather bedraggled, but they've had a good run and there are another dozen or so growing out there.

As I hunted for a Ball jar box to store these newly-filled pints in I found a few things that are way too old and now in the compost, and I then turned to the condiments in the fridge and tossed another four jars. The commercial jars are in the recycle bin, the canning jars are in the dishwasher. I have a good collection of commercial jars already that are used usually for freezing things like sauces or my Puerto Rican bean recipe.