Monthly Archives: August 2013

Whew!

After the last couple of days of canning like a mad-woman and then this morning’s mad dash to school and the grocery store so I could hurry home to stack firewood before it got too hot, I’m whooped. I still … Continue reading

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Canning Crazy

I am officially in the depths of canning. I have even run out of smaller jars. I haven’t run out of jars in ages. I’m starting to run out of freezer space too. I really need to re-organize that so … Continue reading

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New Toys

I get to try my new All-American pressure canner and my new hot plate today. My husband is sweet, and sick of hearing me complain about our stove, so he bought me a sweet hot plate for canning. I’m off … Continue reading

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Interesting read

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/08/21/213905983/young-farmers-break-the-bank-before-they-get-to-the-field More interesting to me than the article are the comments. One thing I love about NPR commenters is that they are usually well-reasoned comments even if I disagree with the comment. This article brings up several different issues. Subsidies, … Continue reading

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Canning has begun

I canned peaches yesterday. My flat top stove stinks for canning. I didn’t have a choice despite knowing it wouldn’t be good. My hot plate that I picked up just won’t get the water to boil. Apparently it has a … Continue reading

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Basil Salt

I just had an idea for preserving my basil harvest. Since I have loads of basil this year and I still have basil vinegar I’m thinking I’ll have to try basil salt. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. There … Continue reading

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Changes

I can feel the air changing. It feels much more like Fall all of a sudden. Mornings are cooler and it gets dark sooner. Now instead of still being hot in the mornings I throw on a sweater. As much … Continue reading

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