Well, Wednesday I stopped by the Apple House on the way to Maple Plain and bought two different kinds of apples: green apples to make a pie (which I will do in a few minutes), and some softer apples for apple butter. The lady at the stand told me I could cut and core the apples and put them in my Crock Pot overnight and I’d have apple butter in the morning, pending using the blender on it. I have memories of my mom using a wood stove for two days to make apple butter, so this sounded promising. It worked! I have half a Crock Pot full of lovely apple butter, which I will can and give as Christmas gifts, perhaps. 🙂 If you are very, very nice. 🙂
We had a mother bird build a nest in one of my hanging plants in May, and a few weeks after the eggs hatched, the babies suddenly disappeared. I didn’t see any blood or feathers, so I assumed they had flown away, although their feathers hadn’t quite developed yet. Well, the parents came back in July for a second installment and this week we had three squawking baby birds once again. Kent and I were on the beanbag in the living room on Wednesday and suddenly a hawk landed on our railing. I couldn’t quite see, and when I moved to look, he flew away. We checked the nest and there was only one traumatized baby bird left. Again, no blood or anything, but I guess we know what happened to the earlier batch. 😦 We moved the plant closer to the house, and so far, Baby is still with us.
Kent had to wipe my hard drive yesterday and now I’m working on putting everything back on it. :S Kind of a pain.
I may have a job! Tuesday night I checked my voice mail and one of the schools I interviewed at in July had called to “welcome” me to the school. I will go in on Monday to hash out details, but this may be the end of my search! It was the last school I thought would hire me, though, because in the interview the principal gave me a hard time about being white with not a lot of Black or Hispanic friends and I felt like I was having to defend myself. I guess I did all right, though, if they’re offering me the job! We’ll see!