During the throngs of canning season things get tossed around and somewhat abused so with the ending of this season, it was time to treat my kitchen with a little TLC by reorganizing, cleaning and treating my wooden butcher’s block, spoons and cutting boards. Wood is so nice to work on and work with and with a little maintenance it will serve you well for a lifetime and even those who come after you. Every month or so, I treat all the wood with a good healthy thick does of heavy mineral oil. This keeps them from drying and cracking and helps to stop nasty things from sticking to them and staining them needlessly. The contents of the butcher’s block is now orderly, clean and ready for whatever I might throw at it next. My kitchen is my happy place.