Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What Have I Been Up To?



Well let me just say, I've been a very busy bee.
The last few months I've been ramping up soap production
in anticipation of our fall shows. That done, next on the list
was all the of the other products.
I've finished the bath oils, lip balms and bath teas
now all I need are the body butters.
The jars came in yesterday so I'll be tackling those on Saturday.
I try to time everything out so that when I go to the shows
everything is as fresh as possible.
 Our first show is October 8th which is just around the corner!

We've been doing a bit of canning too.
Darn dial up, kicked me off, where was I?
Oh yeah, canning.
Sunday we pressure canned about 8 -1/2 pints of cooked beef
and at least that much or more of corn.
When the sweet potatoes go on sale at thanksgiving
I plan on making sweet potato butter.
Beverly, at Beverly's back porch posted a recipe
that really sounds yummy!
Here's her link.

Time to make more business cards and all the other paperwork
that goes with doing shows.
Till next time,


The Zany Housewife said...

Wow. Busy bee indeed! I still have yet to can anything (I don't know why I find it so intimidating) but I've tried my hand at freezer jams/butters.

You make me tired just reading all that you've done. lol.

Lynda said...

Wholly Smokes! You have been busy! I make soaps and bath salts during the Winter...nothing like you do...just for me and the family. I really admire you for making a hobby into a nice homestead business...women are really amazing!

Terry M Scott (AKA Terry Mann) said...

Hey Zany, canning is easy. I have a friend who does it as a sideline business. We do a lot of the same shows. Here in Texas they are pretty strict about selling homemade food, lots of rules, restrictions, permits, makes it really hard for her to operate.

I hope your job search is going well.

Hey Lynda, you've been pretty busy yourself with the new job and all the canning.

How's the plumber thing going?
Any reliable applicants?

sawn48 said...

Yes, I see you have been really busy,too.This nice cool breezy weather really gets my blood circulating,too. I get a lot more done when the temps are cooler. I love Fall. I only wish it were much longer. That is my favorite season for getting a lot of outdoor chores finished up for the just-around-the-corner winter months.

Christine said...

Wow, what a lot you have been doing, but I am sure it will be worth it when you get to the fairs and look at what you have for sale. Good luck.

Terry M Scott (AKA Terry Mann) said...

Hi Sue, yes I agree cooler temps are much better, we're glad to be rid of the 100 plus. Although today is suppose to be high 90's.

Oh well it's Texas.

Hi Christine, I just hope I make lots of green!:)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Sounds like you are having fun and that's a good thing. Good luck with your shows next week. :)

Terry M Scott (AKA Terry Mann) said...

Thanks Nancy!

Magnolia said...

Holy Moly! Maybe I should watch the news once in awhile...sounds as though its as depressing as ever. Love you, Kath