Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Super Canning Day

Just wanted to make a record of which recipes I used for what things since it was such a super busy day in the kitchen!

Blue Ribbon Preserves, Linda Amendt (BRP)

Ball Blue Book (BBB)

Blackberry Jam, BRP 69

Fig Jam, BRP 72

Cherry Jam, BRP 71

Apple Jelly, BRP 104 (just used the same as the grape juice)

Grape Jelly, BRP 104

Hot Pepper Jelly, BBB 36

Scuppernong Jelly, used the instuctions for grape jelly in the pkg insert

Peach Jelly, BRP112

Cherry Jelly, BRP 98

Peach preserves, BRP 151

Blackberry Preserves, BRP 147

Pear Jelly, BRP

Saturday, September 01, 2007


We have dear friends that raise pastured poultry. One of them has been very sick and in the hospital. There were about 140 birds that needed to be processed. I volunteered to help. Oh my, the things that I get myself into!!

After a day of farm chores and butchering and processing 70 chickens, I have a few thoughts...

--We do not give our farmers the respect they deserve

--I am blessed that I have never had to work in a poultry plant

--If this is how tough it is on a farm where the animals are treated very well, I can't imagine what it would be like under factory farming conditions
--I never want to eat conventionally farmed meat again (not that we eat it that often anymore)
--I didn't have nightmares but I wouldn't have been suprised if I did
--That chicken plucker is one seriously amazing invention