I’m sure you’ve had “one of those days”

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Last Thursday was one for me. My adopted son, Javid, is still getting his ducks in a row after we moved him here from Montana. To get his Social Security Disability, he had to...

Take time to smell the flowers

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We've been so hugely busy lately, especially with our fall from the roof, that it's unbelievable! But between canning green beans, lying down to rest, canning tomato sauce, writing, etc., today I finally took...

We’ve got it — winter before Thanksgiving

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Due to a projected heavy snow/winter storm warning, Will and I worked our butts off for two days, getting ready for what was going to be about 8-10 inches of wet, heavy snow. Will...

Q and A: canning meat and canning lard

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Canning meat How do you can meat? I have never tried to do it, but my mom did it when I was very young. Bettye Bryan Water Valley, Mississippi Meat is very easy to can and it's so...

Q and A: Rancid pecans and raising meat

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Rancid pecans I was making some Christmas candy and found a 2# bag of pecans on the shelf that I bought last year this time. I opened them to use them up but they are...