Hey everyone, there was a mistake in the photo in the recent nut article — 9 Comments

  1. My hearts dream since the very first seminar is a trip for my husband and I. With two kids 13, & 16, still at home difficult to leave them and the cost is so over our means at this time. Please dont stop the seminars. Some of us look forward to being able to come in the next couple of years.

  2. I would love to come to a couple of them but they seem to fall on event dates and that means I am at a fair some where roasting and selling nuts!!! I will keep trying tho.

  3. All,

    Thanks for your input on our seminars. I sure understand the money thing as cash is short for us, too, right now. We’ll keep working at it and see how things look later in the year. We need to fill up in order to be able to afford the expenses involved (our two cooks, porta potties, etc.). Our seminar this fall will be lightly attended and we’ll just have to see what we can work out in the future.

  4. Barb,

    We do too! And yes, we do have several sweet, rich tomato varieties such as Bill Bean, Cherokee Purple, Jubilee (gold), Hillbilly and others. All wonderful sliced on your plate or in your favorite recipe. (Hmmm I think I’ll make bacon and tomato sandwiches for supper. Thanks!)

  5. Maybe don’t give up on the seminars, but play with the execution. Maybe take names for an interest list and schedule when enough people. Offer private seminars for a fee – then the person booking the seminar is responsible for getting the people together (I know someone who does this type of arrangement for self-defense seminars, which can be single or multiple sessions). Just incomplete ideas that may spark a useful idea at some point while you’re harvesting and canning. Just try to remember it after you have it!

  6. I would love to come to a seminar but unfortunately, they are in the middle of springs work and harvest. HaHa!! It is a busy time for us and it would leave my husband with the milk cow and he doesn’t have time then to take on extra chores. Plus the critters are trying their best to harvest my garden before me.

    Do you have paprika peppers? If so will you be selling seed?

  7. Hey Jackie, I think a lot of people just don’t have the cash right now to come. I can’t come because of the money and I’m sure there are many others too. No offense to you though since you do prepare for these.

    So now that the Farmer’s Almanac is out with their winter forecast, what are the beavers saying? So far they have been more right than almanacs and all of the computers combined!!

    Yes I am surprised by the Bill Beans too. Right now I have to out pick the little person in the garden who is chewing on the tomatoes when they start to turn. They leave the potatoes alone and now are in the tomatoes!!

    Thanks for sharing your varieties! I like to read up on them and see what may work here. Enjoy are fallish weather now!! Cindy

  8. Jackie,
    Thanks for sharing tidbits about the new varieties you’re trying out — I often look back at your articles for my seed orders to make sure I look for the best varieties! Also, I so want to attend one of your seminars — if we didn’t have a major family trip (5 round trip plane tickets – ugh!) that we can’t miss because aunts and uncles aren’t going to be around much longer, and a potential move in the next 2 months, I would ask for the seminar as an early Christmas/anniversary combined present. I hope when I’m finally able to attend one that you’ll still have them, but I certainly understand there has to be at least a little ROI to justify the amount of time and effort you have to put in to prepare for and host them. Best wishes to you and your hubby! Teri