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  1. Just when you think you have seen it all

    by , 07-24-2009 at 10:00 PM (fixer's food for thought)
    I picked and canned twenty-four pints of beans today. For those of you playing along at home, that brings the yearly total to ninety-one pints. I am closing in on my goal of one hundred. What made today a major pain is that someone dug into a major water line and I had little to no water. It is amazing how much water you use canning. The water flowed at a trickle so I constantly had a pan filling. I filled all the pans I could in the event it stopped completely. Oh yeah, my phone was out ...
  2. Busy day

    by , 07-07-2009 at 04:21 PM (fixer's food for thought)
    I just finished picking and canning fifteen pints of green beans. I was surprised I got that many. Most of the time the first picking is light. From the looks of the beans, I will be busy in the weeks to come. It takes quite a bit of time to pick, break then wash them. All that just to start canning. We have not canned beans in two years. Last year between the birds and dry weather, we got nothing after planting six times. I got my mother to help break and can. She enjoys a break in her ...

    Updated 07-07-2009 at 05:17 PM by fixer

    Tags: beans, canning
  3. Finally, some good news

    by , 06-28-2009 at 11:59 PM (fixer's food for thought)
    The much anticipated rain did not materialize today so we were able to get some work done in the garden. We harvested the last eight heads of cabbage and the last of the green onions. This emptied one bed with the exception of two rows of beets. I tilled the ground and planted second crop corn and beans. We also planted more summer squash and cucumbers elsewhere in the garden. We will freeze the cabbage tomorrow. It should have been done today, but by the time we were done, we were both hot ...
  4. Magic Beans: 150 Delicious Recipes (Book)

    by , 01-22-2009 at 05:03 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    Magic Beans: 150 Delicious Recipes Featuring Nature's Low Fat, Nutrient-Rich, Disease-Fighting Powerhouse
    -Patti Bazel Geil

    A friend suggested this book to me and I wanted to share it with FV. [email protected]