The boyfriend and I are happy members of the CSA at Gorman Farm. This means that towards the end of every summer, our fridge is packed completely full of produce and I go on a canning / freezing rampage.
I don't know why, but this brings me a ridiculous level of glee. I feel like I'm in Little House on the Prairie and I'm stocking up for winter. However, it's not as if we're not members of a winter CSA (sooo many parsnips) too, and have relatively well stocked grocery stores all around us, but whatever. I like stocking up. Maybe we'll have another insane snowstorm like we did in 2010 and everyone will be grateful for my OCD insanity.
I do kind of wish that we'd have a bunch of house guests soon though, I can always get rid of a bunch of random things when there are too many people in my tiny house. That also brings me glee; feeding people and using stuff up. Maybe it's the OCD, but I love the cycle of using up and restocking.
At the moment I probably have about 12 pounds of tomatoes. I canned six pints yesterday and then gave up. I hate how tomatoes have to process for 85 minutes, my entire day is eaten up by canning tomatoes. I still have a ton left, but I've moved on to pickling beets and peppers, I can get through those pretty quickly.
I just have to keep telling the boyfriend that a messy kitchen is a sign of a happy house. I'm really lucky that GTA 5 just came out, it's possible that he barely notices the insanity.