Wednesday, March 18, 2009

MIA, I know

I've just been busy. Not that I have alot to pass on as accomplishments, but I've been busy and haven't even turned on the computer since I don't know when. That Blackberry is spoiling me, being able to see my emails and notes without having to log in and start the computer up at all. Terribly addicting.

So much for cord cutting on this homestead I guess :o(

I've been canning sweet potatoes. I'm such a wimp. I have blisters on my hand from peeling the potatoes! And I bought some 120#.....I have blisters after only 20# peeled and cut up :o( Some pioneer homesteader, I know. LOL

The children and I headed north to Tennessee Monday morning. We visited with Sister Linda, up in Linden and had a wonderful time. We'll definitely be making another trip...and take her into town so she can show me all the goodies a Plain community has to offer :o) The area around there is absolutely beautiful. Maybe north Mississippi isn't our home place and south Tennessee is :o)

I have a ton of photos on the phone to transfer over, but not tonight. I still have potatoes to finish canning and I'm absolutely beat and want to go to bed.

Homestead projects in the plan here:
  • canning more sweet potatoes
  • planting berry bushes
  • planting asparagus
  • planting onion sets
  • tilling and prepping remaining garden areas for the year. I have a lot to do -- bringing in fertilizer, tilling, prepping a couple of raised beds for carrots and beets at least.
  • running more fencing for a larger pasture area for the goats
  • finish sealing up barn room -- replacing a couple boards on the outside wall, some new planking in loft to seal up 'roof' in the room

2 comments:

Brenda/haflinger said...

Deanna didn't know u could can sweet taters..Our friends canned white taters last fall and they spoiled didn't know what they did..

When u download pitctures with the visit with Sister Linds please let me no in case I miss it..Thanks..
Blessings Brenda/haflinger

Anonymous said...

Hi from NC:
Try putting your sweet potatoes in boiling water for 15-20 minutes. The inside should still be firm when you remove them, but the skins will just peel off. Kind of like when you do tomatoes. This has saved me a lot of sore hands. Good luck, take care.

Jer.6:16

Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

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