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Nancy and Joe Tittiger are now friends
Dec 6, 2010
Nancy replied to joe patriot's discussion food dehydration.
"Joe, I have crunched those numbers before on the O2 absorbers, been a couple years though as they do not store well. I think I read they are good for about a year. This is before they are used. I had some before I knew this and they were not good.…"
Dec 5, 2010
Nancy replied to joe patriot's discussion food dehydration.
"Joe, You mentioned the 3.5ml have held up well so far. How long? 1yr? 2? I may try some 3.5ml as I have more buckets now. Thanks, Nancy"
Dec 5, 2010
Nancy replied to joe patriot's discussion food dehydration.
"For drying in the sun I have a bunch of plastic bread racks. I cover the rack with cheesecloth, or any other similar material, then lay out what I am drying. A lot of veggies need blanching first. Then I cover with another piece of cheesecloth and…"
Dec 5, 2010
Nancy replied to joe patriot's discussion food dehydration.
"I did not know about the sprouting seeds. Makes sense as they are 'alive'. I think I processed my extra in the vacume seal bags. Will have to go check, open a package and see how they do. Should have thought they'd be the same as…"
Dec 5, 2010
Nancy replied to joe patriot's discussion food dehydration.
"I have been using mylar bags and O2 absorbers from Sorbent systens for about 5 years now. The mylar bags work great. they do have the specs for each type of bag. They are especially good in the plastic buckets. I have been using an iron to seal mine…"
Dec 4, 2010
Nancy replied to Skip's discussion Apples in the group Preserving the harvest
"Are you wanting to can apples to cook for pies or sauce? I see you have some kids, my advice, if you want it, is to dry as many as you can. I always peeled and sliced them in the evening and the kids would help to lay them out on the drying trays…"
Sep 7, 2010
Nancy and Dale Wayne Jackson are now friends
Sep 7, 2010
Nancy replied to Ruell Chappell's discussion Fall Events for local food sales, entertainment, education and the like... what say you?
"Yes! We were sorry to miss the hog roast. We will come if I don't have to work."
Sep 5, 2010
Nancy added a discussion to the group Preserving the harvest

Tried something new

Well this year my hot peppers turned out to all be sweet peppers.  I can only eat so many thin walled peppers.  I picked all that were ready, red and green and inbetween.  Was a 2 gallon bucket full. Also had about a gallon of tomatoes. And since we are getting the garlic beds ready I pulled up a few tomato vines and picked off the green tomatoes with the intention of pickling them. Decided to put the red and green tomatoes in the food processor with all the peppers.  Went through the onions…See More
Sep 5, 2010
Nancy replied to joe patriot's discussion food dehydration.
"I have also done sweet corn. It rehydrats just as if it was fresh. Also I dehydrate mushrooms, cabbage, apples, pears, banannas, broccoli. When there is a sale on mushrooms or bananas I buy some and put them in the dehydrator. Oh, also have done…"
Sep 4, 2010
Nancy joined Skip's group

Preserving the harvest

For the people who can freeze, dry, and pickle locally harvested food.
Aug 6, 2010
Nancy commented on Brad Richard's blog post Issues with plants?
"From the picture it looks as if it is only a few plants that are brown. Did you check to see if the are broken at ground level. An animal could have run through and broken them. My beans have strange white spots that seem to have covered all the…"
Jul 20, 2010
Nancy might attend Ruell Chappell's event

The First Annual Well-Fed Neighbor Alliance Picnic at Larry and Jackie's Farm on KK Hwy, directly across from North Farm Road 181

May 15, 2010 from 12am to 8pm
Inviting all Well-Fed Neighbors to the First Annual Well-Fed Neighbor Picnic Saturday, May 15, from noon until 8:30 pm, at Larry and Jackie Melton's Farm north of Springfield on HWY KK, directly across from N Farm Road 181. Go North on Glenstone to KK and go right or go North on 65 to KK and go left. Right at the Intersection of KK and 181. We are going to have a great day! The plan is to have Joe Maxwell and Russ Kremer on site, a pig in the ground, donated by Joe, processing donated by Russ,…See More
May 11, 2010
Nancy replied to ThePopp's discussion Rainwater Harvest/Storage
"Rob, No I don't have a contact. Heard about it and during Xmas season happened to be down that way during a week day. I had heard that a person needed to call and get put on a waiting list. I just stopped in. They had them and asked how many I…"
Mar 8, 2010
Nancy replied to ThePopp's discussion Rainwater Harvest/Storage
"The cheese factory in Cabool sells the blue 55 gal drums for $2.50 each. They are 1 piece (the top does not come off) have 2 bung (?) holes in the top that are intact."
Mar 7, 2010

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general organic gardening, general processing and storage of garden produce and home butchered meats

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At 1:53pm on February 21, 2010, Nancy said…
Thank you to all the warm welcomes. Charity, things are going pretty well. Thinkin I need to start building an Ark here soon. We've been here a year now. I probably won't start a group up here. I work full time and when I get home there is plenty for me to do. But I take advantage of the work environment and teach and encourage as needed. Have a pretty good network going and most the locals know I am willing to give not just take. I was able to get several coworkers to put in a group order for potatoes, onion, and seeds. As word got around others would come and ask if they could order also. This week will be picking up 200 pounds of potatoes along with everything else we ordered from Hummerts. I will find out what a pound of beet seed looks like :) Can't wait.
At 10:16am on February 21, 2010, Galen Chadwick said…
It is always with a pang that i leave a well-established garden, and start all over again.
One way to get the resource networking going up there is to start a Well-Fed group of your own. Working together, we can do so much more than on our own. Let me know if I can be of any help.
At 12:06am on February 21, 2010, Charity Angel said…
Nancy!! Oh I miss you girl!! How are things?
At 10:41pm on February 20, 2010, Galen Chadwick said…
Welcome to the WFNA! I enjoy your garden photos- but what happened to those tomatoes (peppers?) Hail? Goats?
At 7:54pm on February 20, 2010, Capt Cook said…
Welcome to the neighborhood. I just joined myself & I'm trying to learn all the new stuff here.

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