Thursday, December 17, 2009

Goodbye Colfax Grange Supply

After ten years @ the Colfax Grange, Dec 18th is my last day. My MS has pretty much made the decisions for me. I thank Artis and everyone for accommodating me in every way! I will miss you all and this video is for you guys!!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fat Pantry

Watch out Martha Stewart! MaryJane Butters got nothin on me! I could be "The Almota EarthMuffin!!" (as Popo would call it). I set a goal this summer to actually preserve some of the bounty that surrounds us. Ok... and to be cheap and not have to buy food. I have most of the stuff done. Some is waiting in the freezer for me to finish. Ive got a good start. But if you are a family member or friend... Don't read this!! This MAY BE your Christmas presents!!!!

I have Snitcher Applesauce (Stole from roadside trees across Whitman County),

Pears, Peaches, Grapes (from my vines), Apricot jam, Plum Crazy Jam, Spiced Pear Jam, Pear Chutney, Dried apples and bananas, Apple Pie filling,Pear Butter, Nectarines, Apple Slices, Almond Pear Butter, Huckleberry Jam, Dill and Sweet Pickles, Zickles ( Pickled Zucchini Chunks), Pickled Beans, Four kinds of tomato sauce, and I am still workin on some more pear stuff.

I curse you Carol, my mother in law, for inflicting me with this canning virus!! It all started harmlessly a few years ago with 8 jars of pears!! Be careful...It is highly contagious!!! I am living proof!!! And this is where it starts!! I have the chickens and gather eggs, I bake all my own bread, make my own laundry soap, and I have been scanning the sale ads for a milk cow!!!! For some reason....Little House on the Prairie comes to mind. And the worst thing...I LOVE IT!!!!