Have I mentioned that Bill is into the whole homesteading idea? REALLY into it. Besides our talking about land and what not he has gone slightly insane in downloading DIYs and Homesteading books and articles...and yes he will read them all. He mentioned how much he loves the Back to Basics book that I got from the library and so I found a copy for him on Ebay that Im hoping to win. He got me a subscription to Mother Earth News as an early Yule present. He point blank told me he 100% wants to do this..and not just to make me happy either. That makes me pretty ecstatic. He was disappointed in the loss of the peppers as I was. He uses it a lot in his cooking. He has been thinking ahead about things we would need if we found land...like say earnest money, inspection fees etc. He has also taken inventory on things he would need WHEN we get it, like a list of tools and equipment he doesnt have. Oh yeah and we need a tractor :)
Still dont know what Im going to do about the canning business, I keep looking for them online and the classifieds and freecycle but to no avail. I simply cannot affort a pressure canner right now. But I want to start this stuff NOW. Yes I can be impatient at times, its not a usual trait of mine though. Well Im off to go clean some stuff and work off my irritation. Its just half past midnight and I'm nowhere near tired.