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Q and A: Double yolk eggs, canning water, and being away at milking time — 3 Comments

  1. In regards to canning water, occassionally I’ll have an empty spot in my canner. Only six quarts of beans rather than the full seven. I’ll slip in a jar of water to make a full canner load. I don’t like hearing the jars rattle together. I use the reusable lids, so I’m not out anything, and if I need the jar later, I can dump the water and reuse the lid and the jar. But in the meantime, it’s holding a quart of water if I need it. Granted, it’s not a lot, but it’s amazing how many quarts I ended up with by the end of summer, just filling in that last spot in the canner.

  2. Thanks Jackie and Nancy.

    That’s good, simple and do-able advice. Now, why didn’t I think of that!

  3. in lehmans there was a story about a woman who bought a new calf every year when her cow freshened. She milked in the morning and let the calves out with mama all day and put them away at night.when the calves were three or four months old she sold mama’s baby and got two more babies and did the same thing.when they were 2 or 3 months old she sold them and got just one When mama dried up she sold last calf. She always kept 1st calf bought to breed mama the next year and then sold or butchered him. she had no problems with keeping up with the milking. I think I will do the same thing.