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Preserving the Harvest: Quick Sweet Pickles

I’m an insomniac and a night owl, which is why I was still finishing up making the jars of pickles you see above at 2:00 a.m. 450 more words

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When I don’t have a lot of time, I grab Mrs. Wages Quick Process Pickle Mix with all Natural Ingredients and make about 21 Pints or 7 Quarts of Bread and Butter Pickles.   437 more words

Gardening 101

How to Can Peaches and Plums

Canning peaches and plums is easy peasy.  It may seem daunting at first, but as long as you’ve collected everything I listed in the last canning post, you are good to go. 557 more words

Canning Peaches

Carrot Canning With Caroline

Join the fun with Isabella and I, and learn how to can spicy carrots. Canning is such a wonderful way to preserve your favorite vegetables. 39 more words


A pestilence of ants

Perhaps pestilence is a bit too strong a term, since I’m not literally dealing with plague, but I’m frustrated.

I’m not used to seeing insects strolling about my kitchen, but lately I keep seeing those little tiny brown or black ants that are called “sweet-eating” or “sugar” ants. 308 more words


Blackberry Jelly

Good evening all. My wife and I were lucky enough to discover a large blackberry patch by the parking lot of a local grocery store. With the wounds to show for it, we were able to pick enough blackberries to can 29 half pints jars of blackberry jelly. 895 more words

Ball Jars

learning new things- home canned banana pepper rings

Never thought I would do this, but yup, here they are.  The banana peppers were ready to pick and some were very large.  They had not turned the true yellow color.  122 more words