20 for ’20 Challenge – October Update

October has been a busy month and with a wedding, three funerals, a sinus infection and 2 colds, Scott, Doug and I are glad October is over. Despite all of that I did get a ton accomplished. Here is an update on my goals. 1. Build a new garage – Nothing going at the momentContinue reading “20 for ’20 Challenge – October Update”

20 for ’20 Challenge

I read a blog post by one of my fellow stitchers about 19 for 19. 19 for 19 was a challenge she was doing to motivate herself to accomplish specific goals for the year. I have done yearly challenges before but none quite like this. I am coming in late to the game for 2019Continue reading “20 for ’20 Challenge”

Gardening and Preserving Goals July 25th Update

This summer is the complete opposite of last summer.  Last summer, barely any rain fell, this summer it hasn’t stopped raining for more than two days at a time. We have lost some things like the cherries, however, most of my plantings have thrived in the rainy hot weather.  The bold items in the listsContinue reading “Gardening and Preserving Goals July 25th Update”

My Gardening and Preserving Goals 2017

Each year I try to garden with a goal in mind. My goal is always to produce and preserve as much food as we need to get us through the winter and to help me spend as little as possible at the grocery store. Last year I had some pretty lofty goals and fell completelyContinue reading “My Gardening and Preserving Goals 2017”

Week 1-2 Pop Bottle Garden

It has been a heck of a few weeks since I started the seeds for our 2017 garden. Here in Western, NY we had 80+ mile an hour winds which knocked our power out for well over 24 hours and closed school for two days. Then less than a week later we had a twoContinue reading “Week 1-2 Pop Bottle Garden”

Parsley and Sage

Historically herbs have been used not only to add flavor to food but also to preserve and for medicinal purposes. Another passion of mine is the use of herbs. I have started to research the use of herbs for digestion and anxiety and cold and flu. I struggled this summer to find herb plants toContinue reading “Parsley and Sage”

My Gardening and Preserving Goals for 2016

In past years when it comes to my gardening and preserving goals I tend to just wing it. Whatever canning recipe sounds good I’ll try. Whatever new plant or seed looks colorful and fun I’ll grow it. Unfortunately this leaves me by the end of the growing season with canned goods I will never useContinue reading “My Gardening and Preserving Goals for 2016”

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