2017 Life Logs, Day 251: Labor of Love
Date: Friday, September 8, 2017
Weather: Sunny and Windy; High 77, Low 53 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA
I spent my day making marinara sauce and then canning it for the Goldstones and myself to have during the winter months. I call this a labor of love because I could go to Costco and buy organic marinara sauce for half the cost of buying locally grown organic tomatoes and making it myself. Others might call this stupidity! There are many reasons that I do this, but it is mostly because I love doing it and because I am dedicated to supporting my favorite local organic farmer–Carrie Crichter at Peach Tree Farm.
While making and canning the marinara sauce, I watched coverage of Hurricane Irma. As you are probably aware, this monster hurricane is now looking like it is headed straight for the area of Florida where most of Mark’s family lives. His sisters in Bonita Springs have evacuated, but his brother Steve and his two daughters in the Fort Myers area are staying. I told Steve I would think only happy thoughts, but I do worry. I heard from Justin tonight and they are in a hotel with electricity and Wi-Fi, neither of which they have at home right now. Justin said he is hoping to do a week’s work tonight before they return home tomorrow. He promised to send a more complete update, so maybe I’ll have more information to share tomorrow. The important thing is that they are safe.