Our first baby born this year — 3 Comments

  1. Canning the pintos is just a starting point. You can either add spices, such as chili powder or even taco flavored granules, peppers, onions or whatever you want to your canned beans or else add them when you cook them. I use my canned pintos for refried beans and when I mash and fry them, I dice some onion, chop some chiles, add some other spices and I have good tasting frijoles….not the bland store ones!

    I’m excited for you and your plans. The best of luck and keep us posted!

  2. Hi Jackie,

    I was wondering if you knew of anything that could make my home-canned pinto beans have more flavor? I have canned them with a tablespoon of salt and then I tried a piece of salt pork. I end up with a very bland tasting beans with no flavor at all. I also wanted to say that I really love your blog. It is so much fun to read and I learn a lot from it. I have a 2 year old and 3 year old son and I have decided to raise them on a farm. My wife was never around any farm animals so she is as excited as the boys are to see the new animals we purchase. We are also raising and canning our own vegetables. I wanted to say I have a lot of admiration for you.
    Thanks Darrell

  3. Hooray for Luna and her baby! What are you going to name her? And are Nubians your favorites? I fantasize about having a pair of does on my little one-acre Eden, and would like to milk them, but I figure Nigerian dwarfs are about the only ones I’d have room for. I hear that they’re good milkers, but don’t know how you’d milk a goat the size of a spaniel! I sympathize with your generator issues (especially since my furnace just *stopped* last night, shriek); I keep thinking I should get a propane generator as backup. It’s on my wish list! Most of all, keep us posted on the Washington trip. I hope your guy’s as wonderful in person as he is at a distance!!!