Our peppers are up and growing; I’ll plant tomatoes tomorrow!

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I planted 16 different varieties of peppers two weeks and three days ago. Today, 90% of them are up and growing, as well as my petunias. I want both of these to be quite...

Q and A: Making tomato sauces and Hoop house

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Making tomato sauces  About a year ago I asked a question on how to keep tomato sauce from separating after cooking down and canning. Since then I've tried a couple experiments that have greatly improved...

After our hard freeze, we are madly canning up more than 40 gallons of...

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Combine tons of tomatoes, a family case of a bad cold, and Mom in the hospital, not doing very well and you have the picture of a very tired Jackie. Luckily, I'm recovering from...

My garden is growing very well this year

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My good old rhubarb, a Victoria old-fashioned rhubarb is now over my head. Check out the photo of it next to the hoop house. The stalks are as big around as my wrist. We're...

Spring brings lots of work

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We've been hugely busy now that the snow's gone (for now anyway!) and the weather has warmed up. We had saved up over winter and bought a trailer load of livestock panels and pipe...