Category Archives: pantry

Free Produce

So much free produce! Thank you farmer friends and neighbors. Now it’s time to get canning.

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Spring Is Here

Hello Again. Around here we have been busy with basic, old fashioned living. Bread baking several times a week, cooking food from scratch, animal care, dishes, laundry, kids. River and I weeded a huge area in our newly expanded garden, … Continue reading

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Feeding The Family With Small Batch Canning

Some people might assume that to feed a family on home canned goods one must only preserve in huge batches. I beg to differ. My family relies heavily on my home canned goods as a basic part of our diet. … Continue reading

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Tomato Havest, October 12th, 2015 

   Most days during the harvest season the garden offers up a handful or two of produce, just about right for the fresh eating of a family. But today we got a right harvest of tomatoes. Most of the larger … Continue reading

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Tomato Havest, October 12th, 2015 

   Most days during the harvest season the garden offers up a handful or two of produce, just about right for the fresh eating of a family. But today we got a right harvest of tomatoes. Most of the larger … Continue reading

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Praise to August Harvests

August’s Harvests provide us with fresh, filling meals during the summer, and they will keep us alive during the winter. Preserving goes on day after day here. I am feeling especially grateful for my farmer friends. Our garden provides us … Continue reading

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Canning Pie Filling

These beautiful plums were free off a tree from a home where no one was living. I canned them up for pie filling as if they were tart cherries. Hope your summer canning is going well.

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