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The solar storms that took place on St. Patrick’s Day allowed for the opportunity to knock another item off of my 101 in 1000 Day list.  I had originally planned on shooting some star trails at my parent’s place, but was rewarded with the Northern Lights.

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Freezing Carrots

Posted: November 16, 2014 in 101 Tasks
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One of the tasks on my 101 in 1001 days list is to grow and freeze my own produce.  Back in the spring, I had planted: peas, yellow bean, beets, carrots, spinach and tomatoes.  It was a pretty uneventful year for the garden with the exception of the carrots.  I decided that I would freeze some of them.  Here are the pictures of the process.  After a quick Google search for some  how to , and a purchase of a new pot, I was ready to go.  It really wasn’t a difficult process and I have since eaten some of the frozen ones and they are pretty darn good.

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Fresh from the garden. Loonies for scale.

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Peeling and slicing

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Let the blanching process begin. Long enough but not too long.

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Second phase of blanching — an ice water dip to stop the cooking process.

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All bagged and frozen.

 

So it was 636 days ago that I set out to accomplish 101 task/goals in 1001 days. With just 1 year left before Day 1001, I am pleased with the progress that I have made toward my goals.  I have realized that for various reasons some of the goals / tasks will not be completed. This does not mean that they are forgotten, just that they are great starting points for my next 101 in 1001 day list that will begin exactly one year from today.  On my list remain some pretty great tasks, such as  a photo a day for 3 months, purchasing a ‘food Bank Bag’ at the grocery store for 12 months, and doing a variety of activities with my family.  Some of the remaining tasks are easy to complete and for others I have my work cut out for me.

For an update on the list and for photos of some of the tasks check out The List by clicking here.

Here is to a great 365 days of completing a majority of the tasks on the list.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Posted: June 27, 2014 in 101 Tasks
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One of my favourite summer fruits is now ready to be picked.  I decided that I would head out on a Friday morning to the berry patch.  They are all cleaned and some are ready for the freezer, the rest ready to eat.  This also knocks another task off of my 101 in 1001 Day list.

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