Here's a close up of some of the Kerr blossoms. Aren't they beautiful! This tree fruits every other year. On the in-between-years it produces just a few apples. This year a good crop is due. These apples make beautiful juice--clear and deep pink. I'm pretty sure I've posted pictures of several quarts of just canned Kerr apple juice.
I use a steam juicer for most of my juicing. It produces "steaming" hot clear juice, about four quarts for each full load of fruit. I can drain the juice directly from the juicer into the sterile jar, top it with a lid, and because it's so hot, it will soon seal itself.
It's not a good year for asparagus, though. We usually eat asparagus every other day for quite a few weeks in the spring. This year the stalks are few and skinny. Many are too tough to eat. I think it was just too dry the end of last summer and into this spring.
You know those nice hand knit socks I sent to my Sis for her birthday? They were too big, but they didn't go to waste. They fit her husband and he loves them, so they became a present for him.
I used this pattern once before, but they turned out so small I had to give them away to someone with daintier feet than I have (good Dutch 10 1/2's, or European 42s). So I added a few stitches here and there to the pattern, and they're turning out very well. I've actually gotten quite far up the leg since I took this picture this morning. The yarn is from Mary Maxim, Aloe Sock Yarn, the colour is "Desert Sky." It's a fun knit!
Tomorrow morning I'm flying to Ontario to be there for #1 Granddaughter's graduation with a four year nursing degree. I'm looking forward to having a good visit there with DD#1, DGD#1 and DGS#2. Don't know if I'll be posting at all while I'm there, so I'll see you in a little over a week.