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    songbird Guest

    Default pbdc's 6 quarts

    yes, beets, with the full hot sun and
    plenty of nutrients these beets grew faster
    than i'm used to. so i didn't notice some
    of them had gotten to softball size. they
    seem to taste just fine.

    finely diced, steamed with some onions then
    put up with apple cider vinegar and sugar.
    plinked so nicely after taking out of the heat.

    not much else preserving going on here
    yet. the garlic is curing and everything
    else is just coming along. will have to
    check the beans tomorrow to see what is
    happening. been too busy with other things
    lately. two more days of time away before
    things can return to a more normal pace.

    peace and happy plinking,


    songbird

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    George Shirley Guest

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    On 7/22/2012 10:59 PM, songbird wrote:
    > yes, beets, with the full hot sun and
    > plenty of nutrients these beets grew faster
    > than i'm used to. so i didn't notice some
    > of them had gotten to softball size. they
    > seem to taste just fine.
    >
    > finely diced, steamed with some onions then
    > put up with apple cider vinegar and sugar.
    > plinked so nicely after taking out of the heat.
    >
    > not much else preserving going on here
    > yet. the garlic is curing and everything
    > else is just coming along. will have to
    > check the beans tomorrow to see what is
    > happening. been too busy with other things
    > lately. two more days of time away before
    > things can return to a more normal pace.
    >
    > peace and happy plinking,
    >
    >
    > songbird
    >

    Sigh! Just lots and lots of rain here mostly. Sorta hard to get in the
    garden when there is standing water there.

    The rain yesterday afternoon did make it nice and cool for me to work on
    remodeling the garage. Got the door and frame for the water heater
    compartment painted, pulled out a very old overhead light and tossed it
    and put the proper cover over the outlet box on the electrical race. One
    more eyesore gone.

    We have been harvesting and chopping sweet chiles for freezing. Expect
    to put another bun pan full in the freezer this morning. I think we
    already have about a year supply of chopped chiles in the freezer, thank
    goodness for vacuum sealers.

    Ol' wet George

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    songbird Guest

    Default Re: pbdc's 6 quarts

    George Shirley wrote:
    ....
    > Sigh! Just lots and lots of rain here mostly. Sorta hard to get in the
    > garden when there is standing water there.


    we've finally gotten a few good rains here,
    which will make a lot of farmers breathe easier.
    probably 2-4 inches of rain today alone in a
    great downpour. and the other day we had over
    2 inches of rain. makes me happy too not to
    have to water. not enough tomatoes ripening
    yet to worry about splitting, but a few cherry
    tomatoes from this morning were popped.


    > The rain yesterday afternoon did make it nice and cool for me to work on
    > remodeling the garage. Got the door and frame for the water heater
    > compartment painted, pulled out a very old overhead light and tossed it
    > and put the proper cover over the outlet box on the electrical race. One
    > more eyesore gone.


    you keep doing all this work and you won't want
    to move.


    > We have been harvesting and chopping sweet chiles for freezing. Expect
    > to put another bun pan full in the freezer this morning. I think we
    > already have about a year supply of chopped chiles in the freezer, thank
    > goodness for vacuum sealers.
    >
    > Ol' wet George





    songbird

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    George Shirley Guest

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    On 7/27/2012 5:32 PM, songbird wrote:
    > George Shirley wrote:
    > ...
    >> Sigh! Just lots and lots of rain here mostly. Sorta hard to get in the
    >> garden when there is standing water there.

    >
    > we've finally gotten a few good rains here,
    > which will make a lot of farmers breathe easier.
    > probably 2-4 inches of rain today alone in a
    > great downpour. and the other day we had over
    > 2 inches of rain. makes me happy too not to
    > have to water. not enough tomatoes ripening
    > yet to worry about splitting, but a few cherry
    > tomatoes from this morning were popped.
    >
    >
    >> The rain yesterday afternoon did make it nice and cool for me to work on
    >> remodeling the garage. Got the door and frame for the water heater
    >> compartment painted, pulled out a very old overhead light and tossed it
    >> and put the proper cover over the outlet box on the electrical race. One
    >> more eyesore gone.

    >
    > you keep doing all this work and you won't want
    > to move.
    >
    >
    >> We have been harvesting and chopping sweet chiles for freezing. Expect
    >> to put another bun pan full in the freezer this morning. I think we
    >> already have about a year supply of chopped chiles in the freezer, thank
    >> goodness for vacuum sealers.
    >>
    >> Ol' wet George

    >
    >
    >
    >
    > songbird
    >

    Another friend said the same thing yesterday. Ain't gonna happen, I'm
    primed and cocked and ready to go. Today I caulked all the cracks and
    crevices in the garage and tomorrow will try to paint the ceiling in
    there, it's plywood so should be easy enough. We're still working in the
    art room packing and fixing up so it can become a formal living room
    again. I still have to pack all my junk in the workshop but a lot of
    that will be thrown out, all the odds and sods I've saved over the years
    "just in case I might need it." We're missing seeing our great grands
    grow up, they range from nearly twelve years old down to one expected in
    September. The one in September will be number six for the greats. Not
    to mention our two youngest grands, who are fourteen and eleven. The
    fourteen year old is working in the local Congress Critter's office for
    the summer and the eleven year old is a star soccer player in three
    different leagues and we haven't seen him play yet. That three hour
    drive between the greats and grands is just to much for us to do more
    than every few months or so.

    Off to the farmer's market on Tuesday to pick up cucumbers for my home
    made pickle relish, down to a half pint left in the pantry and that
    can't be left alone. Our cukes were not very productive this year due to
    a lack of bees. We see a few orchard or mason bees and a few bumble bees
    but hardly any honey bees. Cukes need a lot of visits to make good fruit
    and that isn't happening this year.

    George, who can't sing at all

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    gloria p Guest

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    On 7/27/2012 4:55 PM, George Shirley wrote:

    >
    > Off to the farmer's market on Tuesday to pick up cucumbers for my home
    > made pickle relish, down to a half pint left in the pantry and that
    > can't be left alone. Our cukes were not very productive this year due to
    > a lack of bees. We see a few orchard or mason bees and a few bumble bees
    > but hardly any honey bees. Cukes need a lot of visits to make good fruit
    > and that isn't happening this year.
    >




    After you move, hook up with a local beekeeper and ask that they "lend"
    you one of their hives for the yard (unless you or Miz Anne are allergic
    to bee stings.) This is our third summer with a hive and I've not been
    stung at all, husband has been twice.

    gloria p


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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: pbdc's 6 quarts

    On 7/27/2012 6:23 PM, gloria p wrote:
    > On 7/27/2012 4:55 PM, George Shirley wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Off to the farmer's market on Tuesday to pick up cucumbers for my home
    >> made pickle relish, down to a half pint left in the pantry and that
    >> can't be left alone. Our cukes were not very productive this year due to
    >> a lack of bees. We see a few orchard or mason bees and a few bumble bees
    >> but hardly any honey bees. Cukes need a lot of visits to make good fruit
    >> and that isn't happening this year.
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > After you move, hook up with a local beekeeper and ask that they "lend"
    > you one of their hives for the yard (unless you or Miz Anne are allergic
    > to bee stings.) This is our third summer with a hive and I've not been
    > stung at all, husband has been twice.
    >
    > gloria p
    >

    We did that here for a couple of years but the local beekeeper we knew
    lost his hives two years ago. Haven't tried since.

    Until Hurricane Rita we had a number of wild hives living in hollow
    trees in the neighborhood, lots of bees working everything that bloomed.
    Rita took out most of the old growth trees in our area, we have one of
    the few very large oaks still standing and it has no hollows that we
    know of. A neighbor about a block away lost a huge white oak to a
    straight line wind early this week, just toppled it over. Haven't been
    by there to see if they were going to stand it up again or just saw it
    up for firewood. I'm sure that neighbor is going to miss his shade tree,
    it stood on the SE corner of his property and shaded his home all day.

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