Since we're talking about farm animals, are ya'lls hens molting? Most of mine are! I only have about four hens that are laying any more. Will the ones that have molted, begin laying soon? Like right when it gets cold? I guess I can't complain because some laid right through the 'winter', if you want to call it that! I just don't want to have to eat grocery store eggs anymore!
I got the beans all snapped up and canned that we purchased from the Amish. Boy, that was a job! I'll know not to buy beans this late in the season again! They were stringy and beany! But delicious! I also canned the purple hull peas. Next time, I won't fill the jar so full! This was my first time to can green beans and purple hulls! I love canning! Today, I chopped up the hot banana peppers we got from the Amish, and some jalapenos from my garden, and some my Mom brought us. I used gloves on the Jalapenos, but I didn't think the banana peppers would warrant me wearing those. Now, my fingers are burning! I'll know next time! I wished I had done all of these things when I was much younger so I would know how to do these things now! Oh well, I guess the things I learned when I was younger are helping me a little. I learned to use a pressure cooker when I was in my late teens, and I'm so glad that I did! It helps me get food on the table in a pinch! And I'm not afraid to use it! Plus, it has helped me to learn more quickly how to use a pressure canner!
I'm glad ya'll are enjoying reading this blog! I just write about the things that go on around here! I love living a simple life! Gardening, canning, living a frugal life, traveling, I could go on, but ya'll get the picture! I also enjoy reading your blogs, when I have time! Community, even on line, is important! Thanks for commenting when you can! Hope ya'll have a great weekend! Blessings from Bama!
|Okra and a few raspberries from our garden.|
|This is what happens when the canner gets too hot! The glass broke at the bottom and all of the beans went into the canner! The rest of the jars were ok, though.|
|Thirteen quarts of rattlesnake beans.|
|Nine pints of purple hull peas.|
|Jalapeno and black bell pepper, along with tall grass and some okra!|
|The Japanese eggplant is weighing down the plant!|
|These eggplants are touching the ground.|
|Nice black beauty's!|
|I'll be glad when we get more than a handful of these raspberries!|
|Starting to look a little 'fallish'.|
|The dehydrator is going again!|
|My Mom brought me a pack of zucchini; and I didn't really have time to do much with them, so I sliced them and put them in here. They taste delicious!|
|I had more green beans than would fit in the canner, so I decided to dehydrate them.|
|Jars of hot banana, jalapeno, and pickled cherry peppers.|