Jul 10, 2009

191- The Little Red Hen...

... wants a holiday! But seeing as how this is just the BEGINNING of the harvest season, that's not too likely!

My currants needed picking today. Every year I am surprised again at how time consuming this task is. In previous years I've called a neighbor to come pick what I didn't use (read ~ I got tired of picking!)

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But this year I invited Emma out into the garden with me to help. Well, we all know she is a sloth and only good as a match-maker. And true to form she only lasted about an hour (read~ the batteries died on my MP3 player).

So I hunted up my best buddy, Harry. Now there is a different story! He is tireless (read~ I had extra AA batteries). He flew through the air, he bested Malfoy, he narrowly escaped death TWICE in meetings with Voldemort, he saved the sorcerer's stone! Yes, now there is a friend I can always count on to help me with my mundane *Little Red Hen* duties.

He stayed with me to the very end of my 5-hour task! What a guy! Somehow when I have company the time just seems to go by faster and the task not quite so mundane.

We ended up with 4 large Tupperware bowls-full of currants... think that will make a lot of ruby-colored jelly!

3 comments:

Laura H said...

Harry is the man (boy) for the job.

Sweet P's Blog said...

That is my favorite jelly. You gave me some last year so I will have to come and get some this year. How does the 22nd - 27th of July work for you. Give or take a day? Harry is helping me paint bookcases today. He is the best helper.

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Sarah Elizabeth said...

Sounds and LOOKS delicious! Fantastic that you were able to produce so much lovely jam from your own plants :)