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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25920 on: August 09, 2019, 08:10:21 AM »
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25921 on: August 10, 2019, 05:53:19 PM »
Picked tomatoes.
Smoked tomatoes for salsa and stew additions.  ;D
Smoked red, rip jalapeno's for making chipolata pepper.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25922 on: August 10, 2019, 05:56:35 PM »
Patience grasshopper.  ;D

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25923 on: August 11, 2019, 05:04:04 AM »
Picked tomatoes.
Smoked tomatoes for salsa and stew additions.  ;D
Smoked red, rip jalapeno's for making chipolata pepper.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25924 on: August 11, 2019, 09:07:45 AM »
Ck  ;D

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25925 on: August 12, 2019, 04:37:58 PM »
Canned 6 quarts of garden stew and 1 water.

Sorted out dried seeds and packaged/saved for next year's garden.
(That will be ongoing for a while)

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25926 on: August 12, 2019, 04:48:22 PM »
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25927 on: August 13, 2019, 04:47:47 PM »
8 quarts of garden stew and tomatoes. 1 extra... canned and done.
16 pints of green beans, stew, and carrots. Mixed bag there as we were reaching for a full load...
That broke down to 12 green beans. 4 stew. 2 carrots.  ;D

Had a good canning day.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25928 on: August 13, 2019, 06:31:04 PM »
Ya'll been busy.  8)

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25929 on: August 14, 2019, 01:29:30 PM »
Ya'll been busy.  8)

Yes, another today so far.  ;D Course jelly/jam goes faster it seems.

16 half pints peach jam
7 half pints peach jelly
7 12oz jars cut peaches (oddball Ball jars)
1 24oz? water. (One of your oddball jars Red)

Getting ready to pick more elderberry's (those are winding down)
I still haven't dug the last 25' row of onions. Maybe after it cools off later.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25930 on: August 15, 2019, 04:09:24 PM »
Finished up the onions
Canned 8 pints of salsa and 1 of Red's oddball  :o 20oz mason jars with water.
Picked more elderberrys.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25931 on: August 19, 2019, 06:03:58 PM »

Canned 7 quarts of garden stew.
Canner currently has 13 pints of salsa in it.

Hey Red..........one of those oddball 20oz'ers won't fit in with a double layer of pints..... :( . Another inch of depth in the canner and it would. Oh well......


Cook pots and the canner has heated up the house today...........

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25932 on: August 20, 2019, 09:41:16 AM »

Hey Red..........one of those oddball 20oz'ers won't fit in with a double layer of pints..... :( . Another inch of depth in the canner and it would. Oh well......
Cook pots and the canner has heated up the house today...........

Those Classico jars? Pressure canning with them? Wish I had the measuring tools I had at work to check the thickness against Ball jars. Might be able to measure the threaded area but can't get lower side thickness with my personal tools. That takes a much more expensive tool.

Heating the house, yeah another reason I can't get going on canning right now.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25933 on: August 20, 2019, 09:50:35 AM »
Those Classico jars? Pressure canning with them?

Yes, with water in them.

I could have layed it down I suppose..... ::) ??? ;D


I've had a couple in there before, with quarts I think.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25934 on: August 20, 2019, 11:25:34 AM »
Yeah they'd fit with quarts. Might would have leaked if you had laid it down.

I haven't tried to WB or PC any water just get to a rolling boil for 5 minutes, pour it up in the jars, put the Classico lid on, turn upside down and cool. The lids will seal, can hear them popping even upside down.

Haven't a frog chokin' gully washer rain right now.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25935 on: August 20, 2019, 07:50:27 PM »
You were probably needing the rain.......send some more up here.

Made and canned 7 pints of sweet relish. All the cucumbers we had. Piggies got all the ones that were over ripe.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25936 on: August 21, 2019, 10:38:28 AM »
Got a couple cans of smoked oysters and a couple can of "spam" type luncheon loaf at Dollar Tree coming home from the dentist office. Dentist was sort of a supply trip also. Added another small tube of toothpaste, a tooth brush and a container of dental floss to the stash from the bag of stuff they give you. With wife and I going twice a year the pile is building.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25937 on: August 21, 2019, 06:21:59 PM »
Was going to get another 100# of wheat berries, but nixed that after seeing the price on a bushel of peaches. So peaches it is, which we will can and maybe do some jamming.... ;D

Also found some brown rice flour that was reasonable, usable for Bill's pancake concoction. $4.07 for 2 pounds. Cheap enough it's not worth the effort for me to grind some rice berries.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25938 on: August 22, 2019, 09:21:26 PM »
Processed and canned 7 quarts green beans. Had to go out and pick another handful to finish the last jar, and noticed the beans are ready to pick again. So much for picking them every 3 days.....

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25939 on: August 23, 2019, 11:13:39 PM »
Canned 6-1/2 quarts of garden stew.
Canned 6 pints of tomato sauce.
Cut the split cushaw squash loose and moved inside away from the possible bugs.

Going south tomorrow to work on a water problem at the church building, so they may not be any prepping get done tomorrow.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25940 on: August 24, 2019, 07:56:57 PM »
While I was gone friends came over and helped the wife can 16 pints of pickled okra.
She sent 4 pints home with them.
Frig is empty of okra.  :excited:

Oh but we have more to pick tomorrow.  :facepalm:

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25941 on: August 26, 2019, 09:23:30 AM »
8/25...........was going to sluff off the day but..........
This bushel of peaches turned soft so we hustled around and made more peach jam.
35 half pints of jam and *still* have peaches in the frig.  ::) ::)
Peaches came from WV according to the box. Were most likely picked green then in a cooler till we bought them.
They were firm, unripe when we got them Thursday, then mother nature took over.
We laid them all out then seems they softened overnight

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25942 on: August 26, 2019, 09:35:39 PM »
Got the various peach jam/jelly/butter all stashed away.
Town run for a few replacement supplies.
Took a look/see storeroom inventory to see what we lack in home canned goods for a 2 year stretch. I figure 2 years is a minimum, as if we have a non producing garden, we won't have produce to replace what we've used.

We need to can up at least another 150 jars.  ::)

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25943 on: August 27, 2019, 06:34:00 PM »
Canned 6 quarts of garden stew and 1 water. Our mixture keeps coming up short for a canner load. Quit eating so much of it huh... ;D
Moved the pigs to a greener pasture.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25944 on: August 28, 2019, 04:08:23 AM »
Quit eating so much of it huh... ;D


I think I know something about that problem.  ::)

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25945 on: August 29, 2019, 05:15:44 PM »
Wife did most all of the stew making and canning today. And..........we ended up with a full load. 7 quarts.  ::)

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25946 on: August 29, 2019, 06:22:04 PM »
Wife did most all of the stew making and canning today. And..........we ended up with a full load. 7 quarts.  ::)

Did that tell you something?

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25947 on: August 29, 2019, 07:05:58 PM »
Mmmmm  :-[

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25948 on: August 31, 2019, 08:33:09 AM »
Continued working on firewood stash. Also brought home a load of woodchip bricks, to keep the fire going over night. On the way back with the bricks, we stopped and took a little trip in the woods, so that we get to know our new area some more. Also to map what grows in the woods. Found several mushrooms that I wasn't sure about and took samples to identify them, of course also found many that I knew, which made for a nice dinner yesterday. Found some late blackberries, good to know they're here.
Built a nice 18th century style bucksaw for a customer, good practice.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25949 on: August 31, 2019, 06:38:55 PM »
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I've got firewood to cut when it cools off some. I'm up to date for the house after I get the rest of last years cut wood hauled in and split.
But I'm always behind on my shop wood cutting. I have a cord and a half dry, but need at least 3 more cord for the shop, which will be green.  ::)