I am afraid the blog is paved with good intentions lately-
I am the coordinator for this event and although I have been planning it for over a year and we have 3 weeks to go- I am working on it daily and getting a bit anxious! Classes are filling up too! woot!
So, I am sorry to be tardy with blog posts but.............. here are some projects I did today- I picked Basil yesterday from the herb garden and pulled the leaves off, washed and dried it. Today I ran them through my Cuisinart to chop, then put them in these quart wide mouth jars . On the left I added white vinegar- NOT cider vinegar and a lid and ring and on the right is the Basil in Olive Oil. They will sit 6 weeks and then be used for cooking and on salads- num! The rest I chopped and dried in the food dryer and they will go in food saver bags to have the air drawn out and closed then dated and stored for winter use.
Yesterday I tried something I have wanted to do but I have never attempted before and now I am wondering why!
Beans- I took DRY Pinto and Black beans and rinsed them (keeping them seperate) added 1 1/4 cup to each Quart Jar then added 1 tsp canning salt and water up to 1 inch from the top. Then I heated the lids and added them and the rings to the jars and PRESSURE Canned them at 15lbs pressure for 90 minutes-
NO SOAKING! It worked like a charm and I will be getting a 25 lb sack of each type of bean to can to use in soups and chili's ( I probably will only can 10-12 pounds of it and put the rest in a food grade bucket to store for when needed) - I am planning to do a couple batches of white beans for beans and ham!
I love canning, I bet you didn't know that by all my posts each summer and fall! lol
Along with a pal from church we are planning a baby shower for our other pal who is expecting twins. There is NEVER a dull moment here that is for sure~!
Please don't think I have stopped posting, it's always in my head but sometime doesn't make it to my computer! lol
How is your fall turning out? What projects are you working on? I would love to hear from you!~
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A short note to say hi, we are back from vacation and I am exhausted!
We spent a week in Boise with our kids and grandkids ad then a week in Utah with my niece and her family. I have a lot of thoughts and fun to share but today is laundry and weeding in the garden and napping day for me, like I said I am "exhausted" lol the old need a vacation from the vacation statement applies to me today!
Hope you are doing well, and your creativity is flourishing.
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Reading the poor grammar of people (including myself occasionally)
I thought I would share this really great video by Weird Al!
Please share it everywhere!!!! What ARE they teaching kids in school these days anyhow? It's not PHONICS!
Today I have already processed 6 pints of pickles, cut a HUGE batch of herbs to wash and hang to dry.
And I have 2 sisters here- one is 10 the other is 2- they are so fun!
Have an awesome day when Kay gets home the Missionaries will be here to offer service in trade for a meal (their words not mine) and we will be making another veggie Jail for the 5fyt wide by 24ft long green bean bed so I can stop stressing about the critters eating them-
Off to wash herbs, move sprinklers and kill Japanese beetles that even eat my marigolds! ugh At least things are actually growing in the garden now since the rain subsided- YAY!
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People are afraid to bring this up but I am not!
This young lady is right on the money with her comments and it's about time the USA stand up and stop worrying about political correctness or offending someone- the people who are offended CHOSE to be offended no one forced them to feel that way! Our Military are being killed right here on US Soil by "terrorists" and it's time to put those terrorists in their place!
If you won't share this - at least listen to what she has to say!
God Bless America, God bless our Military.
I ran across this absolutely moving video and felt the need to share! I can't begin to express my gratitude to our Military.
Because of you sweet soldiers, I am safe, my family is safe and we pray for you each day to be safe. You are God's warriors and we love you! Thank you for all you do and all the sacrifices made not only by you, but also by your families.
May we all remember the REAL meaning of the 4th of July aka Independence Day-
We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.
But July 4, 1776 wasn't the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence (they did that on July 2, 1776).
It wasn’t the day we started the American Revolution either (that had happened back in April 1775).
And it wasn't the day Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence (that was in June 1776). Or the date on which the Declaration was delivered to Great Britain (that didn't happen until November 1776). Or the date it was signed (that was August 2, 1776).
So what did happen on July 4, 1776?
The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. They'd been working on it for a couple of days after the draft was submitted on July 2nd and finally agreed on all of the edits and changes.
July 4, 1776, became the date that was included on the Declaration of Independence, and the fancy handwritten copy that was signed in August (the copy now displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.) It’s also the date that was printed on the Dunlap Broadsides, the original printed copies of the Declaration that were circulated throughout the new nation. So when people thought of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 was the date they remembered.
In contrast, we celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, the anniversary of the date the Constitution was signed, not the anniversary of the date it was approved. If we’d followed this same approach for the Declaration of Independence we’d being celebrating Independence Day on August 2nd of each year, the day the Declaration of Independence was signed!
How did the Fourth of July become a national holiday?
For the first 15 or 20 years after the Declaration was written, people didn’t celebrate it much on any date. It was too new and too much else was happening in the young nation. By the 1790s, a time of bitter partisan conflicts, the Declaration had become controversial. One party, the Democratic-Republicans, admired Jefferson and the Declaration. But the other party, the Federalists, thought the Declaration was too French and too anti-British, which went against their current policies.
By 1817, John Adams complained in a letter that America seemed uninterested in its past. But that would soon change.
After the War of 1812, the Federalist party began to come apart and the new parties of the 1820s and 1830s all considered themselves inheritors of Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans. Printed copies of the Declaration began to circulate again, all with the date July 4, 1776, listed at the top. The deaths of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on July 4, 1826, may even have helped to promote the idea of July 4 as an important date to be celebrated.
Celebrations of the Fourth of July became more common as the years went on and in 1870, almost a hundred years after the Declaration was written, Congress first declared July 4 to be a national holiday as part of a bill to officially recognize several holidays, including Christmas. Further legislation about national holidays, including July 4, was passed in 1939 and 1941.
It's my prayer that your holiday is safe and that you are blessed to be sharing it with people you love. GOD BLESS AMERICA! May the Stars And Stripes continue to wave during this difficult time filled with world turmoil- let us never forget our history!