Monday, October 19, 2015

End of Summer Transitions

I'm happy to be back in Arizona.  It has been warm, rainy and a bit muggy, but not too bad!  We found the house like we never had left.
The transition of leaving one place for another gets pretty hectic, week before you leave and one week after we arrive our winter destination!  Closing and prepping one place for the winter is a lot of work, plus packing and traveling with four pets.  Then we get to our winter destination, and it gets busy all over again.  Opening house, dusting, grocery shopping, start the cars (and hoping the batteries have not died), checking house for any damages, doctor and vet's visits,...and the list goes on and on.  This will go on for about a week, and with the occasional pop of worry that we might have forgotten to do something very important at the old place...

And finally getting into our winter routine...ah...relax!

The last Sunday I was still in Minnesota, was our last local Farmers Market for the summer season.  I quickly stopped by to pick up some homemade jams and pickles to bring back with us.
~sorry for the dark picture~
I tried to pick up different kinds of jams this time.  I love rhubarb and strawberry jam, but I have never had just rhubarb jam...we'll see how good it is.  Also I picked up a tomato jam, that I was told by the farmer that it goes well with grilled or roasted pork or chicken...sounds good.  The other jam I got was raspberry and orange marmalade.  I've never had this combination together.  I love orange marmalade and have only had it this way.  I imagine it must be pretty tasty.  Lastly, I just had to get pickles!  A pantry is not complete without pickles!!!

I apologize if I had not popped in to visit, but will make sure I do and catch up with everyone!
Have a wonderful week!!!