Monday, September 24, 2007

My trip to Grandma's house...

The drive: The Interstate cuts straight through the mid-section of North Dakota...unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot out there.

But, if you can look past the bugs, there are some pretty sights to be seen.

And if you watch close enough you just never know what you might find! (Yikes!)

Sydney and I had a great time. She hung out with my Grandpa doing what he does best I guess!

Meanwhile, my Grandma gave me a complete lesson in the art of canning. (Pickled beets - sounds gross I know, don't knock 'em until you try them!)

Overall, a great trip. I came home with enough beets to last 2 winters, a new gigantic cast iron pan, some very cool junk and a few thrifted treasures to share. I'll show it all off tomorrow!

4 comments:

Breanna said...

That picture of Sydney and Grandpa is so sweet! I wish I had someone in my family to show me the basics of canning. That is something I would really love to do. Right now, I only freeze. Enjoy your beets!

Rebecca said...

I have only done canning once for jam but I loved it! I think I'm going to do some more this year maybe with chutney hmm . . thanks for the inspiration!

Amy Jo said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend!

amandajean said...

I love that you spent time learning from your grandma. how sweet! Now, I have tried pickled beets, and I don't care for them...in fact, you could probably chase me with them. :)

I love the picture of Sydney and your Grandpa. Precious.