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Homemade Yogurt Update

I wanted to give you all an update on the homemade yogurt.  I did like it very much.  I think it is the best recipe I have tried so far.  I am going to try using pureed fruit next time as I think it could be more fruity.  I used peach jelly with this try.

Not much going on here today.  School, cleaning and laundry as usual.  Our temperatures have dropped considerably.  25 degrees this morning when we got up.  It is about 30 degrees right now as I type this.  Needless to say, we do have a fire.  I do not like cold but I do like having a fire.  This way, we can cook on the wood stove and not have to use the electric stove.  Saving money, yeah!  Well, I don’t know exactly how much money it saves but I do enjoy doing it.

Well, I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

Tuesday

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Hello ladies!  I thought I would make a post and give everyone an update on how things are going.  We have been busy, isn’t everyone these days?  I have been helping Hubby yesterday and today.  The sheetrock is being delivered today and he will start hanging tomorrow.  The insulators came last week.  They sprayed this insulation in that looks and acts very similar to Great Stuff.  It was pretty amazing.  Anyway, I think he is going to get someone else to help him hang the ceilings.  (Someone maybe a little stronger and taller than me).  I don’t mind.  We have plenty to do here.

Tomorrow morning, we will start picking blackberries.  I think there will be plenty for canning, juicing and making jelly.  Speaking of making jelly, I still am having no luck getting my jelly to set up.  I just don’t understand what could be going on.  The other day, the girls and I made 15 pints of peach jelly.  None of it set up.  Very disappointing and very expensive.  I went to our local health food store and purchased the pomona pectin that my blogger friend Cheryl uses and redid it.  It finally set up some but it is a soft set definitely not as firm as jelly usually is.  So I used the magical powers of google to see if I could find out what was going on.  Now I am not a novice at making jelly and jams.  I’ve been doing it for years. Anyway one person said they had to switch kettles that they were using and then theirs did just fine.  Do you all think it could be the kettle I am using?  I tried to remember how long I have been using the kettle and it could coincide with the jelly problem.  My old kettle finally gave out and I did switch to a different one.  The kettle I am using now is a teflon kettle.  The next time I do jelly I am going to try a stainless steel kettle and see if that makes a difference.  What type of kettle do you all use?

The girls and I picked a mess of green beans for supper this evening.  We also dug our first hill of potatoes.  We will be having pork tenderloin, green beans, potatoes, onions and peppers and cucumbers for supper.  Everything fresh from our garden (except the pork tenderloin).   I can hardly wait.  I could just feast on the veggies but Hubby always wants meat.

Our pullets are starting to lay pretty good.  Yesterday we got 6 pullet eggs.  Our old layers though have slacked off for some reason.  Probably the heat.  We have been hot for the last several days.  Low 90’s.  We did get a storm yesterday evening and it brought a pretty good rain with it.  Lots of thunder and lightning too.

Well, I guess I better get busy starting supper.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

 

Peaches

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Today we have been busy with peaches.  We had 11 qts of peaches.  After peeling them, I decided to try out my new helper.  I put the peelings into the steamer juicer and got 2 qts of juice.  From that juice, I made 6 pts of jelly.  I think they look really pretty in the jar.  It was  easy to do.  I think it was a wise investment.  Supper this evening was fried chicken, gravy, corn and biscuits.  Of course, peach jelly for dessert. 

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A new visitor to our pond.  He (or she) arrived the other day for a short visit.  Hubby says he thinks it is an egret.  Of course, he stood out with his white color.  I think the geese were a little amazed.  We have been having rain lately.  It is raining now as I am doing this post.  I had hoped to go to the garden and check on things but I don’t think that will be happening.  Oh well, maybe I’ll just rest.  Take care and God bless.