Country Living Blog Posts

Canning Season 2022 5-16 Strawberry Jam

There‚Äôs nothing like the sweet taste of jam on a biscuit or toast. But if you want to take your recipes up a notch, you’ve got to make jam from scratch.

Canning Season 2022 – 5/3 Strawberry and Blackberry Juice

Last year we had a bumper harvest of both strawberries and blackberries. I ended up putting 3 gallon bags of each berry in the freezer. This spring I needed to clear out the freezer to make way for this year’s harvest. We gave 1 bag each to our neighbor, the other 4 bags I tasked […]

Ida’s coming

It’s Sunday afternoon – just checked the radar to see where IDA will end up. Looks to be heading right over us. We are in the dot of lines between Memphis and Nashville. Hoping this doesn’t turn into another Hurricane Olga event that left the town’s of Decaturville and Parson’s without power for 10 days […]

What we pass forward. What we leave behind.

For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing: Happiness is found in helping others. There is no greater gift than that of giving of one’s time and energy to help others, without expecting anything in return.

Morning Ramblings. Coffee!

for me coffee is the way I start my morning. It provides me with feelings of comfort and renewal. It’s a vessel …

Happiness is green tomatoes turning red

It’s time to start canning tomatoes! I’ve waited 3 years to get this project started. The last 2 years our tomatoes did not produce, in part because our garden is new and is a wip when it comes to converting crappy red clay over to fertile soil. Our garden wip is starting to pay off […]

Canning 101

I will be talking a lot about canning on this site. If you are interested in doing canning – then please read this post before starting. FIrst and most important – if you want to can something please go to your local county extension agency – most are online now – and read their recommendations […]


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