Tuesday's "Three"

3 Things I'm Not Fond Of:
  1. blogger spam.......I'm averaging 50+ spam comments per day.  I opened my email Sunday, for the first time all weekend, to 189 spam comments.  This did not make for a happy me.
  2. chipmunks stealing my berries.  I have a brave little guy who has built himself a home under my garden shed.....conveniently enough right next to the strawberry & blueberry patch.  Although they're netted he spends his day trying to outwit me.
  3. my toaster.  It's not working properly.  I made scrumptious everything bagels and toasting them is quite the task.  Something's wrong with the temperature gauge as it assumes they are toasted after 25 seconds.  It seems toasting them properly is more difficult than actually making them!

3 Things I'm Loving {to counter-balance the negativity above}:
  1. the book "Make The Bread Buy The Butter" by Jennifer Reese.  I'm cooking/baking my way through it and she really has compiled a nice list of recipes.
  2. homemade strawberry jam.  Did I mention I love strawberries???  Oh, and that I also love jam??  I will say, I tried Pomona pectin for the first time over the weekend and am not loving that.  I liked that I could use less sugar.  I didn't like, however, that it sets the jam so thick it's like strawberry jell-o.  Strawberry jell-o on toast anyone?  I've got 7 jars......
  3. my new bedroom rugs.  I replaced the rugs that are on each side of the bed with soft and cozy rugs.  Emerson enjoys them too - he rubs his body and face all over them every night before bed.

3 Inspiring Ideas:
  1. This Lemon-Sugar scrub.  This one too!
  2. This garden entry - beautiful!
  3. Making wire baskets.....this gets some creative juices flowing!

Happy Tuesday!!


Our Neck of the Woods said...

And I thought I was getting a lot of blogger spam...yikes! How annoying. My cousin was telling me about that book by Jennifer Reese and it sounds really cool! I may have to pick up a copy for myself. I checked out that link for making wire baskets - awesome! Lord knows we have plenty of hardware cloth and fencing scraps lying around here from chicken coop/run projects :)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

It's rare that I get blogger spam, but I sure get a lot of spam in my regular mail which of course I have directed it all to my junk mail file. I wonder why you are getting blogger spam. Hmmm.

daisy said...

I enjoyed that book too.

The wire baskets are fantastic! Never thought of making my own. I may have to try that one.

Your jam looks good to me!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

I think, regarding the spam, it depends on the post titles because some seem to be rather popular with spammers - recently it was the father's day post.

Happy you found the basket link useful - I can't wait to try it myself!

Thanks all!!

born ambitious. born imaginative. said...

I've been mass producing strawberry rhubarb jam. We have 6 mature rhubarb plants...I've made 11 batches of jam and I can't use it up. There's nothing like homemade jam. And that basket idea was pretty neat!