We’ve had a busy time lately — 13 Comments

  1. Welcome to the tech world! Lol! I would never go anywhere without my Kindle. Thru the numerous surgeries I have gone thru and more to come, it is my constant friend and distracts me from the pain!

    • I hear you there. I’m an avid reader, snatching a few minutes at a time between jobs on the homestead.

  2. Wow! So much going on at your homestead. The new calf is beautiful. Hoping that you’re getting some warmer temperatures soon. We need it so bad! Thanks for the updates on everything!

  3. Since your books are on amazon you should be well aquainted with them. I got a Kindle Fire for about $50 last fall. It is also a full blown pad with internet search and lots of features I’ll never use but it is a good reader. Speaking of internet, you can probably download a manual for your camera from the net. Glad to see the calf safely delivered.

    • Yup, I just ordered my own Kindle Fire for $50 with free shipping and it’s a big leap into the tech world as I still have a flip phone! But, I too miss reading Backwoods Home and don’t want to wait till the end of the year to buy a printed Anthology.
      I was going to download a manual but when I saw how many pages, I just went on ebay and bought a manual for $6.99. I got it today and I’ve already started using the camera. Yea!!!

  4. Jackie, when you can up the chicken breast with bone. Do you can whole or take off bone. I also found for .99 lb. thank you so much.

    • Don’t want to answer for Jackie, but I usually cook the chicken as normal(whole, breast or pieces). Then I remove as much as I can from bones… use bones for stock / broth. Then I can up chicken meat… can do big pieces… along w canning the chicken broth. Makes wonderful meals in a pinch.

    • I actually do both ways. If I can buy boneless chicken breasts, I usually just can it raw, cut into convenient pieces. If I’m butchering chickens or buy bone-in breasts, I usually leave the bone in and can 1 breast in each wide mouth quart jar, partially cooked by simmering in water. That way I get not only canned white meat but also great chicken stock as well.

    • Done deal! I just did. Now if I can figure out how to work it. Oh wait, I’ll just ask my kindergarten granddaughter. I’m sure Ava can show me. lol

  5. Jackie, check with amazon, they have remanufactured kindles for good prices.I love my Paperwhite!

    • Thank you Becky. I just ordered my own Kindle Fire. Soon I’ll be able to read BHM again! I’ve missed it. Even though I write for the magazine, I still like to read others’ articles. It’s still a great magazine, as is Self-Reliance.