Winter seems to be setting in for good

Although we had thought winter was here already, we got a week of thawing (which made everything a lake of ice), but it's looking serious now. Luckily, yesterday was nice and even sunny at...

Our Fall is back?

We're having strange weather this year. After temps near zero, all of a sudden we've got this warming trend hitting us. I'm not complaining as we are able to get a lot done and...

We’ve really been rushing around lately

The garden, which has been dinking around for weeks with nothing ripening, IS ripening all of a sudden. We've got quite a few ripe tomatoes now, chiefly our favorite, Moravsky Div, and Mia's Italian...

Denver Self Reliance Expo

The Denver Self-Reliance Expo is this Friday and Saturday. I'll be speaking about gardening and canning. Dave and Ilene Duffy, Don Childers and his wife, and Jeff Yago will also be there. Stop by...

Q and A: pressure canner or cooker and thick preserves

Pressure canner or cooker We bought an electric pressure cooker/canner (Power) with the understanding we could use it for canning vegetables. Now online we are being told not to use it. Please help us...