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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I harvested a batch of tomatoes for canning today. The water bath canning is now completed, from picking, washing, blanching to remove the skins and cores and chop the tomatoes, heating them on the stove, preparing the jars and lids, and processing in the canner for 45 minutes, two batches of 7 jars. That is a lot of work for tomatoes. The rest that are still ripening in the garden will be turned into juice for the freezer, I like to mix it with store purchased veggie juice (half and half) all winter long for nutrition.

Here are a couple of pics:

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MAGGIEVAN 8/20/2014 3:12PM

    Yes, it is a great job, but you are finished now. Well done!

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Last month: right on target

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The last month has been great. My weigh in this morning showed a 10.4 pound loss over the last month, which averages to 1/3rd of a pound per day, or 1% of my body weight per week for me. Perfect. I am so happy and proud to be on track and seeing results once again. I can do this.

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VALIENDRA 8/13/2014 12:56PM

    I'm so glad for you that it is working! But heh, we already knew it worked, right? Just have to stick to it. Congrats =)

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SIOL55 8/10/2014 4:57PM

  Good for you. You're an inspiration to the rest of us!

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PINKEUROGIRL 8/10/2014 4:53PM

    Wow great work!!

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Bread and Butter Pickles

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Today was pickling day number 1, I processed about 8 pounds of cucumbers into 12 pints of bread and butter pickles. That was for harvest number 1 of the cucumbers, it looks like we will have that many 2 or more times over by the way they are flowering (but I don't want to count chickens before they hatch). Next run will be dill pickles in quart. Here are a couple of pictures.



Saturday, July 12, 2014

I gathered my first big broccoli harvest of the year, 7 1/4 lbs! This is more than I have grown in previous years, 10 heads of the 17 plants were ready at once. We washed them, chopped and blanched them, and now in the freezer for later, and had some with cheese for supper. The plants will continue to branch and produce smaller heads. I planted 17 and lost none to the dreaded cutworms this year, so we have a few more big heads coming. I love my broccoli!


fishing blog

Sunday, June 08, 2014

I have been pretty active lately with fishing from the shore at the State Park, I don't own a boat so all my trips are when fishing is good near the land.

I went out May 21 and caught a limit (25) of bluegills, caught a bunch of creek chubs at the stream for catfish bait on May 24, took my nieces for bullheads at their pond May 25, and caught a limit (10) of big channel catfish on May 28 (with the bait from May 24). The next week I caught another 6 nice catfish before the rain storm pushed me off the lake (June 4). Today I was at the stream catching more chubs for catfish bait (26 fish), I hope to get out for catfish later this week or the next. I've had a great summer so far, looking forward to the rest of June!

Here are some pics from my fishing excursions.

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ONTHEPATH2 6/10/2014 1:28PM

    Yum!!!! Gotta love Lake Michigan!!!

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CATFISH_FAN 6/9/2014 7:11PM

    Thanks for the positive comments. Keep your lines tight!

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PAULKNUTH 6/8/2014 1:57PM

    There some serious healthy fish dinners there!!


Keep having fun and catching fish!

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