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Easiest Way to Freeze Corn

Every year my family and I buy several bushels of corn and spend a day freezing it all. It takes FOREVER, makes a HUGE mess, and afterward nobody wants any corn for at least 3 months. But we're always so glad to have the fresh, sweet corn in the winter months.

Squash & Zucchini (& a Harvest Recipes Link up!)

I don't really know what I do to my squash and zucchini plants, it's just one of those things that apparently grow well under a black thumb. Or maybe the Lord loves growing it so much He just blesses us with extra. (Since I can't grow very much else well.) I really should pay more attention to them, actually. But I get a big harvest, and by the time the bugs start killing them off, I'm somewhat relieved. We all are, actually, we've been eating squash and zucchini almost every day for a month now.

How to Make Strawberry... Syrup?

Don't be like me. Don't read about making strawberry jam from several different sites; some that used pectin, some that used apples, some that used sugar, and some that used honey. And definitely don't combine all those recipes in your head. Here's what happened:

How to Freeze Spinach

I learned this year that I can grow spinach. A lot of spinach. We've been eating spinach for a couple of weeks now. But we still have A LOT. And we've got peas, squash, and zucchini coming up fast, so the kids and I needed to get some of the spinach out of the way. I thought it wouldn't take long, that we would harvest it quickly and that we wouldn't have a ton. I was hoping for 10 quarts actually, so I could put one quart in each of my months of the meal planner.

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You know, the only problem I have with the foods I put up and preserve is that I deem them too expensive. Bear with me.

Crowder Peas, please!

Grandma and Granddaddy went on an adventure one day and brought us back 10 pounds of crowder peas. Woohoo! But then we realized what came next....

Fermented Dill Pickles (Maybe?)

I'm starting to wonder if I'm a glutton for punishment, or maybe failure.

Grandma showed me another dill pickle recipe. Instead of thinking, I've already tried and failed this year, I thought, "Well, this looks promising!"

Putting up Peaches and Blueberries

We went to the Farmers' Market on Saturday and came home with a bunch of things, including a gallon of blueberries and a 1/2 bushel of peaches. We got to work saving the blueberries, or at least the ones we didn't eat.

We washed them in the colander. (This colander was overflowing when we started.)


I've tried many years now to make good dill pickles. I have failed miserably every time. I took the year off last year out of resignation, but this year my hopes are renewed and my determination is strengthened. (Will that result in some good dill pickles? Who knows!)

Saving some Food

Even though I have failed miserably at gardening this summer, with the energy of the second trimester and a nesting mother, I have been trying to put up some food for our winter supply.  So far...

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