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You know it's summer...

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Saturday, June 30, 2012,

when your counter has a watermelon and peanuts on it! Oh, yes! Summer isn't summer without watermelons and boiled peanuts. My mister brought both home this week. Well, he brought home green peanuts, which he promptly put in the boiler and babied for a couple of days. Then, since he thinks I'm Wonder Woman (I try to tell him I'm not, but he just won't believe me) he wanted me to can them.

Now, if you've ever store bought boiled peanuts you hate them. Or at least you should, because...

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I think I "can"

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Tuesday, May 29, 2012,
Summer offers the perfect opportunity to pick up and learn a new hobby. This summer it was my (and my husband's for me, heh heh) goal to learn to can. Early this year we purchased a pressure canner and with each weekly grocery store run, we've added to our stockpile of canning equipment such as jars, tongs, powders, and what have you. Well, today was the day. It was "our" (you know, MY) first trial run. I enlisted the help of my summer time partner in crime, my nine year old nephew, to get it...
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About Me

Amateur Extraordinaire I was born to a farmer and a farmer's daughter. I, however, was just a tiny little thing when my parents had to move from their farm. All my life I heard stories of "the farm" and the life they had there. From a young age, I knew I would have my own one day. While it is far from the farm my daddy had, my Mister and I bought our first place in August of 2011. Sitting on six acres is a homestead we're making into our own slice of heaven on earth. Follow along as we stake our claim on this piece of earth the LORD has entrusted to us.
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