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naturemaiden Posted - Jul 18 2015 : 1:24:20 PM
So far I've put up dilly beans, kidney beans and today is turkey stock. When I'm done today I will have canned 24 quarts. I still have 3 turkey carcasses to make more stock from.







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windypines Posted - Jul 04 2020 : 02:31:58 AM
A little R and R for you Sara. Been hot here too. If all goes well finishing up the last of the hay today.

Farming in WI

Michele
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YellowRose Posted - Jul 03 2020 : 1:40:35 PM
Thanks Judith, I like your tag line.

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StitchinWitch Posted - Jul 03 2020 : 1:01:49 PM
Sara -- You deserve a rest. Stay cool and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Judith

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YellowRose Posted - Jul 03 2020 : 07:09:12 AM
Drained electric water bath canner this morning. With temps in the 90s with heat index 116 some days it's just too hot out in my YRC. I have plenty of canned beans & broths to last me till that first blue norther blows across the Red River into Texas. If I'm given something that has to be canned I'll do it but for the most part I'm staying in and staying cool.

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Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

YellowRose Posted - Jul 01 2020 : 04:55:12 AM
Michele just guessing close to a couple of dozen. Have 10 different varieties canned and in my pantry. Probably a half dozen or so that I tried once and didn't like them. There's a half dozen or so beans that have been out of stock that I will order when they come in.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

windypines Posted - Jul 01 2020 : 04:03:41 AM
Sara any idea how many varieties of beans you have canned? I am thinking it is alot! lol No canning going on here lately. We are in a warm spell for the rest of this week. We have also had lots of rain.

Farming in WI

Michele
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YellowRose Posted - Jul 01 2020 : 03:12:20 AM
Have 4 pints royal corona dried beans in canner. Going to be another hot day so when the beans come out I'm done with being outside.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

YellowRose Posted - Jun 30 2020 : 04:46:53 AM
Canned 4 pints chicken broth this morning. Woke at 4:30 so I was out in my YRC by 5:00. It was already 83 in the cottage by that time. We're under a heat advisory so all my canning will done before 7:00.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

StitchinWitch Posted - Jun 18 2020 : 1:44:24 PM
Bay leaves -- if anyone wants some bay laurel leaves send me a PM. I'm going to my daughter's this weekend and going to pick some.

Judith

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YellowRose Posted - Jun 18 2020 : 05:51:53 AM
This morning I finished up the two batches of beans I canned last week. Two pints of eye of the goat and two pint of midnight black turtle beans in the pressure canner.

As I was carrying the beans out to my Yellow Rose Cottage I looked behind me, and Annie was walking as slow as I was down the three steps off the deck. I didn't teach her to do it but ever since she was a puppy she won't pass me on the stairs. No matter how slow I am she stays behind me.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

YellowRose Posted - Jun 14 2020 : 07:43:36 AM
Michelle, rocks is something I don't have to deal with but sure got the weeds and bad insects.

Got 4 pints of midnight black turtle beans in pressure canner. Tomorrow it's back to chicken broth.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

windypines Posted - Jun 14 2020 : 03:06:06 AM
you know the old saying.........beans, beans, the musical fruit...... lol We ate up my jars of canned "dry" beans that did not seal. They were very good. I made chili beans also. Yum So glad I gave them a try. Now to throw in a bay leaf. Won't hurt nothing that is for sure. No bay trees here though. Got to buy mine. No canning for me. Did so much early this spring, that I am good. Haying season now, so that will take up my time. Along with a rock picking party today. Worked up a small field, and oats are up, but the rocks are plentiful. Happy Canning

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

StitchinWitch Posted - Jun 13 2020 : 4:36:29 PM
I've never heard to put a bay leaf in beans but I always put a couple in any pot of beans I cook just because we like the taste. I used to pick bay laurel leaves when we visited Dad but now that he's gone I'll have to beg them from my daughter. We do have a Grecian bay laurel growing in the backyard planted by birds some years ago but it is a lot milder than our native tree.

Judith

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YellowRose Posted - Jun 13 2020 : 3:36:16 PM
Lisa, you might want to give it a try.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

nubidane Posted - Jun 13 2020 : 3:16:54 PM
Never heard that Sara! I have a bay tree, and after last night when hubs ate almost all of the baked beans using 3 pints of beans.. Boy Howdy! I'm just sayin! LOL!
YellowRose Posted - Jun 13 2020 : 2:04:41 PM
Judith I can't tell any difference between soak & no-soak. One recipe calls for adding a bay leaf to each jar to relieve that problem. I tried it but couldn't tell a difference. I think it all depends on the kind of bean - some beans seem to be more gassy.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

StitchinWitch Posted - Jun 13 2020 : 12:22:45 PM
Forgive me for being indelicate, but what effect does no-soak beans have on the potential gas problem? I have always heard that soaking beans helps eliminate that.

Judith

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YellowRose Posted - Jun 13 2020 : 06:04:25 AM
Hadn't planned on canning this morning but when I woke at 6 a.m. it was cool. Have four pints of eye of the goat dried beans in pressure canner. Have enough beans left for two more pints - will can them when I have beans left over from other batches. So glad I learned about canning no soak dried beans.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

YellowRose Posted - Jun 05 2020 : 03:34:32 AM
Michelle one of the things I like about making any kind of meat broth is I de-fat it so it doesn't add fat to my dish - only flavor and a little goodness. I don't cook ham but my sisters do, and they give me the bones with a little meat/fat left on it.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

windypines Posted - Jun 05 2020 : 03:12:01 AM
Great canning idea. I have a bunch of hocks that I could cook up for broth.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

YellowRose Posted - Jun 04 2020 : 05:59:36 AM
4 pints ham-bone broth this morning. Ham-bone broth is so good in bean soup and to cook greens.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

naturemaiden Posted - May 24 2020 : 05:57:13 AM
Sara I hope you are feeling better

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YellowRose Posted - May 24 2020 : 05:44:04 AM
Thanks for the sweet words, Michelle. Rain in the forecast for most of the week so no canning. I don't can unless I can do it several days in a row. Too much trouble to set up Yellow Rose Cottage for just one batch. And as I have said before dried beans will keep.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

windypines Posted - May 24 2020 : 03:44:26 AM
Hope you feeling better Sara. Canning can wait.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

YellowRose Posted - May 22 2020 : 5:01:15 PM
Michelle I got four half-pints & one pint. Today was not a good day for me so I was glad I was able to finish.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.


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