Q and A: Canning bacon grease and saving seeds

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Canning Bacon Grease I use bacon grease in frying eggs and sometimes potatoes and making cornbread. I have several jars of it in the refrigerator because my mother fries a lot of bacon and saves...

Our tomatoes and peppers are getting ripe

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With those ripening crops, I've been busy taking out seed to save for our seed business. I always take seed from the earliest and some of the best ones. I also give them a...

Rain, rain, go away. We want to work!

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This is a strange year. Again. Last year, it was severe drought and this year, the rain faucet doesn't get turned off long. We seldom get three sunny days in a row. Although it...

I’m canning nearly every day now

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Our beans are in! And so are our peppers. This year I'm making batch after batch of Cowboy Candy, a candied jalapeño. Wow, are they ever good and really not all that hot. Especially...

Weeding and haying

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It seems like all we're doing this week is weeding various gardens and haying when the dew is off in the mornings. (Oh yeah, I've got to add running to town for haybine parts!)...