Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Adventures In Canning

I learned how to can things this year, and we had a ton of fun!
I made pickles, and peaches so far, and this week we were going to do tomatoes. Before we started tomatoes, my mom assigned me and aria the task of cleaning the big jars before she got home. No big deal right...Wrong!
It started off with aria washing the jars and I rinsed and dried them. We had the music blaring in the kitchen, and as aria was grabbing the jars on the bottom of the box, she let out a ear piercing scream, and there is where we made a new friend. We named him Fred the Fierce. He was a humongus wolfe spider. He had made his home out of one of the jars, and it looked like he had a mate for a while, and then ate her. We first thought he was dead, but upon sprinkling water on him, he moved. IT WAS ALIVE!!!!! After much screaming and freaking out, we sealed the jar, and left him on the counter. We made video tape of finding him (which I will on later). After that, we went back to washing more jars, no more suprises. We did find that Fred likes to dance to music that was blarring beside him. Aria, feeling more secure about this than me, grabbed fred in his sealed jar, and proceeded to "dance" with him. She danced, twirled and Moshed with him, until we felt bad and put him back to rest on the counter. Eventually we noticed he didnt dance as well without air. Instead of using a jar lid, we used plastic wrap and poked holes in it. He sat in the kitchen for the rest of the day, until mikaela got him, and when we unvailed him to her, she ran...hehehehee. We put him outside, and I hope he doesnt creep back in the house.
Oh fred, I will miss thee.


Jennifer said...

can't wait for the video of fred.

Aria said...

ooo That was one evil bug....

we have 4 videos in all! hahaha they are pretty funny if I do say so myself.

Aria said...

Oh I forgot to say, Yes, I did make a blog. I needed to see what all the hype was about.

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