GUESS WHAT THIS MEANS?

Justin made a canning jar run down to the local grocer around the corner, bringing back jars on the versatile Xtracycle for another batch of preserving.

We (Justin and I) had just finished unloading the canning jars when the 5.8 earthquake hit.  I guess you can tell we are seasoned (too seasoned?) Californians.  Justin casually stood there and said “about time!”  He’s right!  It’s been awhile (years) since we had any shaking going on.

Though we are a bit on edge and many of our animals are a bit unsettled  (it’s their first earthquake) life goes on here the urban homestead.

Right now I’m waiting for the water to boil.  What’s going into the jars today are homegrown figs and strawberries.  It’s jammin’ time once again.

Thank you all for your comments of concern.  We are fine, no damage to report, just rattled nerves!

Hope our Southland readers are all present and accounted for with no damage to report either.

Comments(24)

  1. lavonne says:

    I felt it down here in San Diego. I was in the bathroom, and let’s just say it was starting to be strong enough that I sent a prayer up not to be found like that! Big relief when it stopped. I didn’t realize how big it was up there until I saw your post.

  2. lavonne says:

    I felt it down here in San Diego. I was in the bathroom, and let’s just say it was starting to be strong enough that I sent a prayer up not to be found like that! Big relief when it stopped. I didn’t realize how big it was up there until I saw your post.

  3. Alida says:

    Like I said in my previous post. Glad you all are fine and the animals too.Your site is inspirational. We got our first group of baby chicks last Friday and they are adorable. You are right animals have their own personality ! Thanks for this inspirational site.

  4. Alida says:

    Like I said in my previous post. Glad you all are fine and the animals too.Your site is inspirational. We got our first group of baby chicks last Friday and they are adorable. You are right animals have their own personality ! Thanks for this inspirational site.

  5. Christine says:

    God Bless You Guys, I was just reading about the earthquake like three min. ago, and so I instantly wondered how you all were. So glad for good news!!! Many Blessings, C

  6. Christine says:

    God Bless You Guys, I was just reading about the earthquake like three min. ago, and so I instantly wondered how you all were. So glad for good news!!! Many Blessings, C

  7. Vicki Atz says:

    Hi Guys, this is news to me ! I better check the news! So sorry for the upset with your little animals. Yep, you do sound like seasoned Californias ! My love to you all, and blessings . Love, Vicki

  8. Vicki Atz says:

    Hi Guys, this is news to me ! I better check the news! So sorry for the upset with your little animals. Yep, you do sound like seasoned Californias ! My love to you all, and blessings . Love, Vicki

  9. James says:

    I was wondering what recipe you are using for the canning of the figs? I have a bunch on the tree this year. This is the first year we have them.

    Thanks,

    James

  10. James says:

    I was wondering what recipe you are using for the canning of the figs? I have a bunch on the tree this year. This is the first year we have them.

    Thanks,

    James

  11. Di says:

    We’re fine here, 50 miles away from the quake. Nice roller wasn’t it? And you’re right we haven’t had a real one for a while! In fact the last one we had that was ‘feelable’ I slept through, lol!

  12. Di says:

    We’re fine here, 50 miles away from the quake. Nice roller wasn’t it? And you’re right we haven’t had a real one for a while! In fact the last one we had that was ‘feelable’ I slept through, lol!

  13. Janice K says:

    Doing OK here too, water sloshing around in the pool and fishtank, picture frames crooked, but all is well. It was a long one! I’m actually glad it came, since there’s a forecast for SoCal to have the BIG ONE with in the next 30 years (kinda vague donchathink?) This one helped released some built up stress. We all have to let go of stress somehow sometimes… this is Earth’s way. Let Earth be Earth!

  14. Janice K says:

    Doing OK here too, water sloshing around in the pool and fishtank, picture frames crooked, but all is well. It was a long one! I’m actually glad it came, since there’s a forecast for SoCal to have the BIG ONE with in the next 30 years (kinda vague donchathink?) This one helped released some built up stress. We all have to let go of stress somehow sometimes… this is Earth’s way. Let Earth be Earth!

  15. Talithia says:

    Just checking in on ya’ll thanks for the fast update. I can’t believe how you can feel so connected to people you have never met or talked too but I have to say I was very worried when I heard about the quake. God Bless

  16. Talithia says:

    Just checking in on ya’ll thanks for the fast update. I can’t believe how you can feel so connected to people you have never met or talked too but I have to say I was very worried when I heard about the quake. God Bless

  17. Joy says:

    I heard the news of the earthquake up here in Alberta and hoped everything was okay with you and your family Anais. I agree with Talithia, We’ve never met, but instantly thought of you and had to check to see if you had left an update on your website. Which you had, of course! 🙂

  18. Joy says:

    I heard the news of the earthquake up here in Alberta and hoped everything was okay with you and your family Anais. I agree with Talithia, We’ve never met, but instantly thought of you and had to check to see if you had left an update on your website. Which you had, of course! 🙂

  19. gerry medland says:

    Hi,
    Just glad all you folks are safe!Hope the critters settle down asap.You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    blessings from this side of the pond.
    gerry m

  20. gerry medland says:

    Hi,
    Just glad all you folks are safe!Hope the critters settle down asap.You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    blessings from this side of the pond.
    gerry m

  21. Anny says:

    When I started reading that I thought you were going to say ALL the jars broke or something. I’m glad that didn’t happen.

  22. Anny says:

    When I started reading that I thought you were going to say ALL the jars broke or something. I’m glad that didn’t happen.

  23. Jan says:

    Glad everyone is ok. They are scary there was one close to here and I felt it some time back. First one I ever felt! So glad to hear everyone and everything is okay!!

  24. Jan says:

    Glad everyone is ok. They are scary there was one close to here and I felt it some time back. First one I ever felt! So glad to hear everyone and everything is okay!!

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