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Month: May 2011

Holiday Weekend…

Holiday Weekend…

For being a holiday weekend, this weekend went by quickly! I would wish for a holiday week, but I know better than that! We treated this weekend like a holiday since it was also the last day of school on Thursday. The kids went to bed late, slept in, had friends over, had sleepovers, went to graduations, and generally they just relaxed except for getting chores done. Now we get to face the busyness of June – softball, little league ball,…

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Last Day of School!

Last Day of School!

Today is the last day of school for the kids! Congratulations to Jordan on her 8th grade promotion!!! She will be a high schooler next year! I usually look forward to this time with a lot of relief because I am so ready for the craziness to be over. We will still have some craziness with high school softball for the older two girls and little league ball for the younger two kids. I really look forward to July when…

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Rhubarb Jam

Rhubarb Jam

I got my first batch of Rhubarb Jam made this year! Woo hoo! Looks good too! I wish I would have taken more pictures, but here is the recipe and pictures: Rhubarb Jam 5 cups rhubarb, chopped finely4 cups sugar2 boxes of Jell-o, any flavor (I recommend anything red colored) Mix chopped rhubarb and sugar together in a bowl. I use the pot I am going to cook the jam in so I don’t dirty more dishes. Let the rhubarb…

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Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

Hello again! It’s Monday! The weekend was good, but nothing got done. I guess I would have to be home to get anything done… No jam got made, but I think I will at least get one batch done tonight before and after the concert since the rhubarb has to sit in the sugar and jello for at least an hour before it starts cooking. I am also going to get started on making the dandelion wine tonight. We need…

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Canning Goals…

Canning Goals…

Aren’t goals great? I usually shy away from them. I hate to fail myself by setting goals that I might not attain. However, with this goal, I don’t have a choice. We are going to can/dehydrate/freeze whatever we can from the garden this year. I don’t want to be on food assistance anymore. I hate being on anything from the government. At the time I applied, I was desperate and needed to feed my kids. Now that I am a…

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