Thursday, August 19, 2010
Our friends arrived safe and sound late last evening. I got a phone call at work to say that they would be arriving late. They had not yet been able to leave on their journey due to the fire situation. The fire was only 3km away and they were all on evacauation notice. They wanted to ensure that their children and grandchildren had a safe place to go and to make sure that what ever they wanted to keep was moved to a safe location. Prayers for our friends and last place of residence are greatly appreciated. The fire that is threatening the town is a huge one and if it jumps the river the town is gone. It is presently burning over 40,000 hectacres. We have many friends whos home are in the direct path.
BC is so dry this season and they have so many out of control fires burning.
We on the other hand have had nothing but rain! This morning, looking out the window...big time fog! There is so much dampness in the air...and the temperatures are cool.
I headed to Farmers Market last evening and managed to pick up more pickling cucumbers, peas, carrots, zucchini and onions. Seeing as our friends were going to be arriving late, I managed to get my bread and butter pickles all sliced up and ready for canning today, I got 3 quarts of dill and garlic pickles done, 3 pints of pickled carrots and a mixed pint of pickles and carrots. Yay! I figure if I do a bit each day....I'll be well prepared for this winter. I divided up my peas and put them into meal size freezer bags and now they are ready. I can't believe how much I am enjoying getting back into canning. Makes me wonder, why did I stop in the first place!
Safe arrival of our friends.
Being able to obtain fresh produce and the ability to preserve it for later months.
Having the day off work to spend with our company.
Even though everyone else was snacking late last night...I didn't! YAY ME!
No fire worries in our area. There is a plus side to all the rain we have been having.
Life...God is so good to us.
Have a wonderfully blessed day. I'm off to spend time with our company now.