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August 2013

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Grape Vines and Black Rot

Dad’s Vineyard My Dad planted a variety of wine grapes a few years back. The fruit is usually picked clean by the …

Grandma and Grandpa’s Farm

  Grandma’s House & Grandpa’s Barn I had a chance to shoot a few photos of my grandparents’ farm while we visited …

Hot peppers soaking in brine

The Easiest Pickled Hot Peppers You Can Make!

Keeping Hot Peppers for Later My Dad sent a nice bag of hot peppers home with us when we visited family in …

How to Store Your Home Canned Foods

Store Canned Goods Properly Proper storage of your canned goods is important for the best flavor, quality, and nutrient retention. After spending …

Canning a Bushel of Peaches

  It’s Peach Canning Season on the Homestead! Between the bushel of peaches I brought back from Amish country in New York …

A Gift of Home Canned Goodies

  I grew up in a family that canned and froze lots of veggies and fruits for the winter. Every summer we …

Are You Going Back to School or Homeschooling this Year?

Is Homeschooling Right for Your Family? I know that this topic can be a rather polarizing one, with some people feeling that …

The Pickle Crock

Making Dill Pickles in a Crock When we returned from our visit out east there were plenty of cucumbers in the garden. …