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Bone tired but worth it 
Aug. 8, 2010 7:16 pm 
Updated: Aug. 9, 2010 3:34 pm
  1. The hubby and I got up before the break of dawn and trudged out to the garden to beat the heat today.  We picked a 5 gallon bucket of tomatoes, half of a bucket of green beans, and two 5 gallons buckets of potatoes.  Then we proceeded to can the beans, and can all of the tiny, small potatoes.  Then all I have to do to make potato soup is crack open a jar, or then go great with stew or a roast.  But we ended up not getting done until about 6 this evening.  I also made a batch of blueberry jam.  You know I have a facebook thingy and I think most of my family and friends think I am crazy to be doing all this (some even say"but you can buy it at the store so much easier).  It's easier to write about what I've been doing with the allrecipes gang because you guys get it!  Making your own food and having a garden!  We could almost wipe out the hunger problem in the U.S. if people would garden and share it!  I wish more people would use their foodstamps to buy seeds and grow a garden that could provide for their family all winter.  It would so beneficial.  There is nothing like getting your hands in the dirt and growing your own food!  Well I guess I'll get off my high horse and go sleep a well deserved nights sleep!
Aug. 8, 2010 7:20 pm
Oh My, I read the front of your blog and came in here and thought I had went blind! The words are soooo small! Is that you or me? From what I read, you deserve to be tired with all of that hard work you did and you will be putting up Your labors for a week! I just wish you lived closer, so I could have some too! Great job>>> I think. LOL
Aug. 8, 2010 8:26 pm
Ditto on Patty Cakes. No way can I read what you typed. Kind of looks like a foreign language. I tried.
Aug. 9, 2010 4:39 am
Sounds like your garden is going great! Our tomtoes are infested with horn worms. Hubby is going to spray them with organic Neem. I have a question. How do you can potatoes. We just got into canning but I've never heard of canning potatoes but like I said, we're new at it. Thanks!
Aug. 9, 2010 4:50 am
I get you completely. My golf game has gone to hell this year but now I have tomatoes of all varieties coming out my ears, green beans by the pound and some of the biggest jalapenos you have ever seen (which I trade to the farm stand down the road for corn0. Keep it up.
Aug. 9, 2010 5:07 am
Sorry my blog looks like that! I was messing with the font (I think that is what it is) and I can't change it after that! I tried sorry!
Mrs. C 
Aug. 9, 2010 3:34 pm
Shades of my grandma, and what I hope to do next year! I envy you your hard work and accomplishment.I used to garden because my grandparents did, but I lost sight of that until recently. You are inspiring me!
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About Me
I learned to cook watching my mom and my Grandma's cook - who all are the best in the world! I have huge garden and I can a lot of stuff for winter. My daughter would'nt dream of eating a pie that was store bought! And we raise chickens. There is nothing that compares to farm fresh eggs. They just make your baked goods taste better.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food! If it's fattening, chocolate or salty I'm in! I love to take leftovers and transform them into something wow!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always made sugar cookies with us kids at Christmas time and do the same thing now! I used to love to pick out a recipe and Mom would let me got to town in the kitchen! At Christmas I also make tons of candy's, breads, and cookies that I give away to neighbors and family for gifts.
My cooking triumphs
I love to enter canned goods and baked goods in the county fair! I have won quite a few ribbons! I recently had a recipe published in Nebraska Life Magazine's cookbook. I was so excited.
My cooking tragedies
One time I tried to make pierogies when I was about 15. Well I didn't realize how much a cast iron skillet would smoke when it got hot! I ended up filling the house with a lovely smokey aroma! I never have made them again! Another time I tried to make chicken satay, and my husband and daughter about gagged when they tried the sauce. As they said peanut butter doesn't go with chicken! But I loved it. They were scraping the sauce off the chicken. They won't let me live that one down!
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