Happy Fall Folks!

 We had our first snow in Wyoming this week, which has brought us to first winter, which will be followed by second fall shortly.  I hope where ever this blog finds you, you are content with the weather that fall has brought you.  I am working on becoming a little more involved in my community with some volunteer projects and also expanding my horizons and learning when I can.  I have signed up for a Master Class in January on traveling to Scotland.  Am excited to learn something new and look forward to traveling to Scotland at some point in the near future.

Here is a little catch-up on what I have been working on lately, in between my Netflix binges and lazy stints, I have to get those in as often as possible.  

I was able to grow a dahlia this year for the first time ever, I consider this my gardening accomplishment for the year, the garden and I have a love-hate relationship, I love it but hate weeding and the process about mid-summer.  Then in late summer, I appreciate all the work that went into it throughout the spring and summer.  

I took on trying pressure canning for the first time earlier this year, I am still a little intimidated by the process but learned a lot canning chicken stock the first time.  My advice would be to get the Ball canning book, and start out with something simple, even just canning water if you are nervous.  You got this folks!

Late this summer I made some zucchini pickles, they were an easy recipe from Kaleb at @wyseguide, I just modified his refrigerator quick pickle recipe and used zucchini and yellow squash instead of cucumbers.  They turned out great!  Here is the recipe.

It wasn't all roses this summer in the garden, my cucumbers didn't produce much and my winter and summer squash were lackluster, but that happens, there is always next year and I can support the local farmers market and co-ops as well for what I need.

This time of year marks my two-year anniversary volunteering with JASA Seniors and speaking once a week with my JASAChat match.  We talk every Sunday for about an hour, and it has been a very rewarding experience for both of us.  Whoever at JASA matched this crazy/lazy girl from Wyoming with my tough Jewish friend from Brooklyn, I sure appreciate them.

I hope you all have a great fall into winter, the holiday season is right around the corner.  As I write this, we have 50 days until Christmas, have you started shopping, is inflation affecting your Christmas plans?  Are you traveling instead of gift-giving this year?

Take care of yourselves and Happy Fall Folks!

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