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Upcoming Fall Ramblings

September 17, 2009
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Ever feel like you fell off the wagon 3 miles back and have been running behind its dust trail trying to catch back up with it?  Or feel like the mound of laundry grows to monster size proportions in seconds and you’re under it? If you can’t multi-task in the midst of a sand storm…

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Preoccupied Learning How to Can

August 7, 2009
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Preoccupied Learning How to Can

I’ve been canning….  this summer I’m learning how to can vegetables with a pressure canner.  I think I have learned more chemistry in the past month…my brain hurts and my kitchen is a wreck and my love and adoration for our great grandmother’s just keeps growing.  My husband told me the other day that he is…

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Beautiful July in the garden

July 18, 2009
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Beautiful July in the garden

Thanks to a Canadian cold front, we have been enjoying some incredible weather!  It was 75 degrees today and beautiful.  We were eating supper outside tonight and it felt like spring or late September!  It was wonderful.  In the garden in July:  My squash, zucchini and now cantaloupe are being overtaken with the squash vine…

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Green Beans in the Garden

July 6, 2009
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Green Beans in the Garden

Have I mentioned how much I like the hay mulch gardening method?  I just wanted to reiterate how GREAT it is!  We are just now getting to the point where we are bringing in something from the garden on a daily basis….and, oh boy, how exciting has this been for our family?  Very!  Gardening is…

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Pantry 2009: Making Apple Sauce Pictures

January 12, 2009
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Pantry 2009: Making Apple Sauce Pictures

I have been working on getting my pantry stocked with apple sauce.  It was a nice thought, but isn’t producing the vision I had of jars and jars of yummy homemade applesauce lining my pantry shelves.  It’s my first try.  Next time the babies will be napping before I attempt any canning.  I have another…

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Lot of work for so little food…

December 26, 2008
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Lot of work for so little food…

The agrarian way of life is a whole lot of hard work.  I didn’t just happen to figure this out.  I remember saying something about it the day our milk cow decided she didn’t want to be milked –I immediately thought about how easy picking up a gallon of milk at the store was compared to searching the pasture…

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The birthday hike with applesauce

December 24, 2008
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The birthday hike with applesauce

The guys headed out today for a special birthday hike with our new 8 year old… It really does seem just a short while ago that I was holding this little boy in my arms.  He always wants to go on a hike on his birthday.  It is a perfect time — the woods are clear…

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