There is no canning to be done today and tomorrow. I won't begin again until Thursday so today I'm doing a bunch of baking. I've been telling my son in the Navy that I would send him a box of goodies for he and his fellow sailors so I'm going to start today. Hopefully I will get it in the mail tomorrow and he will be happy for a little while!! LOL!
First today, I had to go to town. I had an eye appointment and then I went to the store to buy milk. I came straight home and went right to work. First I made a double batch of Coffee Cookies, then I made a double batch of Continental Oatmeal Cookies with raisins and then I made a double batch of Peanut Butter Cookies.
I made 2 loaves of Grandmother's Pound Cake and 2 loaves of Zucchini Bread. I then bubble wrapped some raspberry jelly, raspberry jam and honeysuckle jelly. That's his starter box. Later as the holidays draw nearer I'll have some more items to send but this will do for now. Tomorrow I'll get it all in the mail.
Last year the Purple Martins left our property on August 28. It's amazing to watch them gather together and get ready to go. It always keeps us wondering when and why they decide to move South. What Hubby and I call "The Great Gathering" is happening again. It actually started yesterday. It makes me so sad because I know their leaving will be soon.
There are more flying around and in the next couple days I'll try to come up with better pics.