Finally, we got rain!

Yesterday we got a blessed ¾ inch of nice, steady rain. No hail. No strong winds. No torrential downpour. And to make it better, we're supposed to get some more this week too. (We'll...

Q and A: canning meat and canning lard

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: canning diced jalapeños and canning peppers

Canning diced jalapeños I'm interested in canning diced jalapeños. I don't want to pickle them. I want to be able to add a spoonful at a time to dishes I'm cooking later. Should I water...

Even though we got a little bit of rain, it’s still really dry

We've been watering like mad in four out of seven gardens and praying over the others. I've about finished the first planting of all of the gardens. Whew, was I ever glad to plant...

Q and A: turmeric in pickles and storing yams

Turmeric in pickles I have been canning like a factory for the last two weeks, I am using your canning book like it has become a part of me it even goes with me to...