Friday, December 30, 2011

CANNED EGGS?




SO IT CAN BE DONE!DON'T KNOW IF THEY ARE GOOD THOUGH

Saturday, December 24, 2011

4 MALES AND 4 FEMALES



I will have to cull 3 of the males and put them in the freezer. The big male is 5 years old and though he thinks he is king of the roost, he may be too old to keep.

And I have 3 VERY fat baby bunnies; not a good number but 3 is better than 0

Sunday, December 18, 2011

LAST DAY OF VACATION

Well I slept til 8:30 this morning. And I got up and made a pan of homemade Hot Cocoa.

1/4 C Cocoa Powder
1/2 C Sugar
1/3 C hot water
dash of salt
Mix in a pan on the stove and bring to a boil for 2 minutes

Then add 4 cups of milk and heat to drinking temp
add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

I went out to check on the bunnies. One doe kindled while I was in Louisiana. 3 fat babies all healthy.

There is work to do outside. Just clean up stuff. I am not ready to go out yet. I am doing laundry first and playing on the computer.

I got to see New Orleans for the first time. Although I liked some of the French Quarter, most of it was just junky bars. However I found a cool hand made soap shop that was a lot of fun. And the best place EVER was a candy shop. They had vats of cooking caramel going and were making turtles!!! I wanted to set up my tent and live there.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

BIRTHDAYS AND CHOW CHOW

10 YEARS AGO TODAY I MET MY OLDEST GRAND SON FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME...AND MY WORLD COMPLETELY CHANGED!

ONWARD TO CHOW CHOW:

I CORED AND CUT UP ALL OF THE WONDERFUL GREEN TOMATOS



YES I CHEAT AND USE A FOOD PROCESSOR:



THEN I CUT AND PROCESS ONIONS



CHOPPED JALEPANOS AND BANANA PEPPERS



PUT ALL IN MY LARGE STOCK POT



ADDED 6 CUPS OF SUGAR, 4 CUPS OF PICKLING WHITE VINEGAR, 1/2 CUP OF PICKLING SALT, 2 TEASPOONS OF PICKLING SPICE AND BOILED IT FOR ABOUT AN HOUR

I STERILZED THE JARS IN BOILING WATER FOR THE SAME TIME.



FILLED THE JARS AND PUT THEM IN THE CANNER



AND THEY ARE DONE



WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO ON A DAY LIKE THIS?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

CHOW CHOW IS COMING

Wow what a discovery. I looked on Local Harvest . com and found a farmer in my area(we are talking 8 miles away!) with a newish you pick farm. I emailed to see if there was anything left this time of year and during a drought. He emailed back and said He had mountains of green tomatos for FREE!!!

I spent time picking tomatos and looking around their wonderful farm. A huge pit bull protects their chickens and roosters. He loved me to scratch him under the chin. (Yes I dislike that breed of dog but Charlie was endearing).

Anyway I have an 8 gallon bucket of green tomatos that will be made into chow chow tomorrow. He also let me have all the Jalepenos I wanted also for free.

I bought fall greens and some tomatos that I found that were red and unharmed by the freeze.

I can't wait til next year. He has 6 foot high black berry bushes.

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