Fourth Week of Summer Break

Country life has slowed down some of our summer adventures as garden is maturing and we’ve been canning a lot.  Today we are finishing up the last of the green beans.  This will give us about 40 quarts in our pantry.  Canning is a new challenge with my 3 “helpers” but they’ll grow up appreciating this “art” and the skill and importance of self sustainability.

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I want my children to grow up knowing food doesn’t come “from the back room of the grocery store” (as a PBS clip tells them).  Food comes from farms of all sizes and its important to know how to feed your family yourself.  

In addition to green beans we are having a bumper crop of blackberries.   Jelly, berries in syrup, and a cobbler have been made with many more berries to come.

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We did make it to the library this week, we didnt spend all our time on the farm.  They learned about rockets and made and launched their own.

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The big boys got long overdue summer hair cuts. 

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Mom did some sewing and the boys got to try out the capes I made for a customer.

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We had plenty of outside play.  We had a family reunion.   We enjoyed some fireworks.

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This next week proves to be full.  Working on garden stuff.  Celebrating the 4th.  Now off to finish my beans before my helpers get into them.

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