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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An Artist Life

Quite The Day

 I'm doing a blog post later this week about a Day in the Life of an Artist.
It's part of another blog carnival similar to the one we did in showing off our studios.
I'm pretty excited about it and have worked on it pretty hard.
It's supposed to come out Thursday night at midnight.

But this post is about my day Monday.

 Here's my days work.
24 pints of Kosher dill spears and slices
and 24 1/2 pints of salsa.
 Here's the dill slices.
They have our home grown dill in each jar.

Made with our tomatoes, peppers and onions.

Here's the spears.
I had it all done by 12:30 p.m.

There is something strangely comforting to know there is plenty of my own food in my pantry.

Next come peaches and pears, juice, jelly and whole to make.

Then on to rabbit barbecue,
tomato juice,

Always work on this small farm.
Fun work, but work just the same.

All is safely gathered in.


  1. What a great post, Sharon. Seeing all that makes me miss the canning and pickle making I used to do. It definitely is a great feeling to have all that wonderful food on the shelves and know exactly what went into it--lots of love!

  2. Thanks Fay. It is a great feeling just to know you can provide for yourself. I also made a mistake in my post. The blog about the day in the life comes out Sunday night.
    Thanks for stopping by and so glad you enjoyed your visit.

  3. Sharon this posting has sparked a curiosity about canning in me! I'm so impressed whenever someone shows their rows canned veggies and fruit - it's a thing of beauty! I've never done it, but always wanted to. I gathered up all my vintage and new blue ball jars with the plan to hit the farmer's markets this week, but then got distracted by the beautiful jars themselves and started a painting instead. But I still want to learn this craft so either way, thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Thanks Terri. Glad you liked it. We're going to do pears this afternoon/evening. Get yourself a Ball Blue Book, it has all the directions you will need to can anything you want. I've been doing this since I was a child, but I still love the feeling I get when I have something done and can see how wonderful it looks.


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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.