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To my dear and faithful readers: I have been really busy getting the new blog up and running with an attached facebook page. This stuff doesn’t come easily to me and I could not have done without the help of my son, Bruce, and DIL, Maggie. I hope those of you who have followed me […]
Author: Kathy Harrison
Posted: December 5, 2012, 6:52 pm
Back in 2008 I, along with a lot of the rest of the world, watched in horror as it looked for a bit as though the world’s financial institutions were going to implode, leaving us all a whole lot poorer and uncertain of just what lay ahead. At about the same time I learned about […]
Author: Kathy Harrison
Posted: November 14, 2012, 2:54 pm
This is the time of year when many people are culling their chickens. It makes no sense to feed chickens all winter when are not laying eggs. The upside is that the chickens will provide with high-quality, free-range meat for nothing more than the cost of the butcher. Around here that’s $3.00 a bird. The […]
Author: Kathy Harrison
Posted: November 8, 2012, 8:47 pm
What is there about an impending storm that makes me want to cook? I just found Pintrest and I was up before dawn looking for recipes that are adaptable to storm cooking. I was particularly interested in crock pot cooking. That may seem silly, You do, after all, need electricity to use a crock pot. […]
Author: Kathy Harrison
Posted: October 29, 2012, 2:03 pm
Sandy is barreling up the coast and right now we can’t be sure just what, if anything, she has in store for us. With only a few days left before we know for sure, it behooves all of us in the possible path to get ready for heavy rain and winds and the likelihood of […]
Author: Kathy Harrison
Posted: October 25, 2012, 3:58 pm
My kids moved into their new house this weekend so Karen and I decided to enjoy our rediscovered freedom and combine a doctor’s appointment with some thrift store shopping and a stop at the market to stock up on a few essentials. The thrift store was a productive stop. I came home with a thermos […]
Author: Kathy Harrison
Posted: October 22, 2012, 10:27 pm
So yesterday I posted a a piece about canning up dried beans and a reader correctly pointed out that USDA and UGeorgia both say that dried beans must be precooked to ensure safe canning as you can’t be sure the dried beans will reach a high enough temperature otherwise. I guess this makes sense and […]
Author: Kathy Harrison
Posted: October 16, 2012, 2:05 pm
I have edited this page to reflect the issue of canning dried beans without pre-cooking them. The USDA says not to do it and I always stand by their research (or lack thereof). I’m leaving the post up so you can see what I did. Read the next post for the reason for changing my […]
Author: Kathy Harrison
Posted: October 15, 2012, 2:02 pm
I have been a planting and harvesting fool this week. The garlic and potato onions are all in, although I do want to order more of the onions. They produced well and seem to be storing just fine. I have the number for the Seed Saver’s Exchange and I’ll be able to get them there. […]
Author: Kathy Harrison
Posted: October 9, 2012, 2:29 pm
Bruce and I are getting pretty good at scrounging things. Food, animals, equipment all present as opportunities if you are willing to put in some sweat equity. This week it was bees. We were offered two complete hives if we were willing to go get them. So last night we borrowed out son’s big pick-up […]
Author: Kathy Harrison
Posted: October 1, 2012, 1:42 pm




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