This morning we got up, cut up apples (that we bought at the farmer's market) and are boiling them down to make apple butter! What can I say? I've got the canning bug... but don't worry Dad. Reid and I made an apple pie last weekend and we kept out enough apples to make another one this week too! We also bought cucumbers and I plan to make my grandmother's bread and butter pickles this afternoon.
And perhaps the biggest news of the weekend... Reid's forge is put together! Now he still has to do the stove piping/chimney for it which is the biggest part... but the pieces all came the end of this week and he put together on Friday. The anvil should be arriving sometime next week... of course he's playing it cool in these pictures but I guarantee you he's excited!
And finally, a few pictures of the cranes which are back (they stop here in the Valley in the spring and fall on their migration path). They weren't too sure about me so I couldn't get too close, but they are truly magnificent to look at, both on the ground and in the air!