Friday, June 26, 2009


Cucumbers grow on vinesImage via Wikipedia

I am totally overwhelmed with all the things going on in our government. I think I might be on an information overload here. What with TPB voting on a carbon tax today. The news of the flu and the charges against the WHO, the UN, and the US of Bioterrorism. The economic collapse. And on and on and on.

And so today I am taking a break. No more reading for me today other than my favorite blogs.

I am on a food preservation mission today. As I am writing this I have load of tomato's in the canner. There are cucumbers in the fridge soaking in their ice water bath just waiting for me to turn them into Bread and Butter Pickles this afternoon.
I also have a full load of potato's in the dehydrator. I haven't done potato's before but I am sure they will work out just fine. I haven't had any problems with anything I have dried yet, which is cool.

I have had so many "first times" this year. My first time canning vegetables. This has turned out well so far and another thing I now "know" how to do. They can't take your knowledge away!
Let's see.... first time dehydrating foods,First time canning veggies, first time learn my FoodSaver is more than a vacum sealer! I have video to prove it :) First time working in a really large garden, My first time to blog. hmmm..... I am sure there is more, I just can't seem to recall them all. Not a bad list at all....
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  1. an AWESOME and INSPIRING list SciFi - you GO girl!

    although it is important to know what is going on in the world and to be on top of all that your gov is trying to sneak by...some days we all need a break! so can those tomatoes, dry those potatoes, make those bread and butter pickles and feel truly accomplished! They can't ever take your knowledge away nor your friends!

    why not take a break for the rest of the weekend and enjoy...that's what i am doing.

    (your cukes look freakin awesome!)

  2. Never hurts to take a break from stress and do something you like. Keep on truckin!!!

  3. The bravest thing a person over 30 can do is learn something new that will help them grow.
    You my friend, are awesome!

  4. Thank you all for your kind words of support...they mean so much to me...especially in these trying times!
    Thanks for stopping in!

  5. Have to love food preservation. I do spreads, dried fruits & veggies, herbs & spices and cordials. Now I'm going to learn how to hot water bath all sorts of things, scares me less than the pressure can style LOL

  6. LOL Molly! I was scared of the pressure cooker too, I took an online canning class and went through a couple of canning runs with the Hubster's help and I got over the scared part! Water bath is the best place to start IMHO!
    Thanks for stopping in!