Mostly I just putter.

Doctoral student, amateur cook, beginning sewer.

Mostly I just putter.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Good Times

Our weekend was jam-packed! Friday night we went to a concert at Swallow Hill (my anniversary gift to the Mister). Swallow Hill is Denver's folk music society. The venue was tiny, just 40 people, but the performance was a lot of fun. We'd been wanting to see a concert there since we moved to Englewood and this was the perfect introduction. (image via Stelling Banjo)

On Saturday I went to Miller Farms near Longmont to participate in their end-0f-season produce clean up. For $12 they drive you around their fields and at every stop you hop out and pick organic vegetables to take home. I went nuts! I came home with 15 lbs. of potatoes, 10 lbs. of onions, 6 lbs. of tomatoes, 5 lbs. of green beans, 10 ears of corn, 6 lbs. of red and golden beets, 1 kohlrabi, and a small sunburn. I'm canning the green beans and tomatoes, and the potatoes and onions will go in our basement for storage. Not sure what to do with that many beets, but whatever we can't use will be distributed to friends. I've never canned before, but the dilly green beans look good in their jar. The tomatoes are going to become marinara sauce and get canned later this week.

Saturday night I went out with my dear friend to our favorite Vietnamese restaurant conveniently located just down the street from our house. We had an excellent dinner and a long evening of conversation. She is currently in the middle of adopting a sweet girl from Kyrgyzstan, so if you have a moment please say a prayer that the adoption moves along quickly. Winter is coming and they are expecting rolling power outages. We don't want our girl to get cold!

More updates on my reading later this week...

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