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  1. Preparedness and Survival
    Well, after finding the raspberries were starting to ripen up (Raspberry picking), I decided that I would go out looking for blueberries with my little girl tonight. Our blueberries, like most of our wild berries up here, are quite a bit smaller than the Southern varieties, which means a lot...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    26 July 2011 Blueberry Picking and Processing into Juice. 26 July 2011 Blueberry Picking and Processing into Juice. Twenty two pounds of Blueberries were picked at a commercial farm, and pressure canned. They were priced at $2.75 per pound. Procedure was to wash, cook slightly, make into a mash...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    23 June 2011 Strawberry Patch. Fourth Picking. 5 Pounds. 23 June 2011 Strawberry Patch. Fourth Picking. 5 Pounds. This is probably the last picking from the strawberry patch of 8 by 12 feet for the 2011 year. This little patch yielded about 20 pounds of quality berries from 13 to 23 of June.
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    20 June 2011 Strawberry third Picking 20 June 2011 Strawberry third Picking This is the third strawberry picking from the small, 8 feet by 12 foot, patch. Total weight today was 4 pounds. The simple fiber glass screen netting is keeping the birds at bay. The screening is also relatively easy to...
  5. Frugal Living
    Hey everyone- I recently relocated to Chicago and am adjusting to the very dry, radiated heat in the apartment. I already put a pyrex dish of water on each radiator to make it bearable, but I was thinking of getting a humidifier. I saw a BUNCH at the local thrift store and was curious if I...
  6. Apples
    Apples are a big crop here in NY and this year since we had such a hot summer the harvest is excellent. Do you go apple picking? I haven't been since I was in Kindergarten and that was about 44 years ago.:thud: What kind of apples are your faves? Cider lover? How about those apple cider...
  7. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    well today is my birthday and i thought i would go out early to pick red raspberry's along and in 2 hrs i picked 2 gallons.now should i make jam,jelly or dry them ill decide soon or just put them in the freezer till later im just tired from all the walking and standing but i did take a picture...
  8. General Chat
    I have been blackcap picking for 18 consecutive years now..My boys & I have been doing this as soon as they were old enough to pick them..it's a nice bonding time for us except when they start a fight with one another..LOL..I don't think that's ever going to change! Anyway we picked at least 15...
  9. Question and Answer
    How much say did you have with picking colleges for your high school student? I am on my 4th child and looking for schools. Just wondering if you let the whole process up to your kid or did you do most of the picking and planning of schools. It is funny watching other families at these open...
  10. General Chat
    what if you could only get 1 station on the tv everytime you turned it on for the rest of your life....what would your choice be....(can be network or cable) but ONLY ONE...!!!!! i would really be torn between having to choose either TLC, Discovery or History...but in the end i think i could...
  11. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    If you look at my signature, you'll see we have several CC's on the go right now. :grrr: Well, DH and I have our honeymoon coming up in November, and our plan is to go to Texas and Louisiana. His aunt is using her Aeroplan points to get us car rental passes, and his parents are using their...
  12. Needle Arts
    I have had a cold. It started last Saturday. It would have been a good opportunity to knit, but I just didn't feel like it. Wednesday, I was feeling a lot better. I did errands and went thrifting. Thurday ... Friday ... Saturday: feeling well, but not ambitious. This morning, though, I...
  13. Needle Arts
    I am working on a scarf which is worked long-ways, 360 stitches at a time. It is an alternating stockinette stitch - you work a block of color in stockinette, then a block of another color in reverse stockinette. To finish, the pattern tells me to "Pick up stitches along short edge of scarf...
  14. Home Decorating
    I have a whole house that needs to be redone, and I'm trying to decide if and where to change paint colours. How do you make sure the entire house 'goes' together? I love different colours, but I really don't want to repaint trim (taupe at the moment), and I don't want it to jar the senses...
  15. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?UILWW 21 August 2008 American Gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum) Last picking The berries are strongly connected to the stem, and don't fall when ripe. Taste is sweet, and no difficulty eating raw, and probably comparable to many types of table grapes...
  16. General Chat
    Normally, I am not one to go through people's trash, but since our neighbors have been throwing stuff out, I'm afraid that I will become addicted to trash picking.....or should I call it "treasure hunting"?lol Anyway, a few nights ago, I shared that I found a bunch of clothing that I made good...
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    Found a mini(Moses) and a milker(Arwen) that we are picking up today. will post a link for pictures as soon as we get them home and settled. The lady is also giving us chickens. Our chickens are not laying yet so hopefully everything will be calm when we introduce the new ones. With our goats...
  18. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    Does anyone do this? Last night we had to go to the store. We were putting our trash out. We noticed that the neighbors were moving and were putting a lot of trash out during the day. So last night, I glanced over and there was a perfectly good, 3 foot tall plastic storage drawers. I...
  19. News you can use
    Stock picking: rosy or rotten There are times when it's hard for consumers to tell if something's a deal or not. Think back to the holiday shopping season. Maybe you purchased a sweater because it was 20 percent off - only to see it discounted another 20 percent the day before Christmas, and...
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