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  1. DoubleDuty

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    My wife bakes bread. She freezes what we don't eat in one day then just unfreeze some to eat. Keeps it fresh.
     


  2. 2ManyGuns

    2ManyGuns In 1911's I Trust Lifetime Member

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    Back into the garden this afternoon, planted 9 bell peppers, 18 more holes of potatoes, planting this second round to since I had quite a few left and to make seed potatoes for next spring so I will not need to buy any! Also planted a second round of bush beans and put up bird netting on the blueberry, black berry, strawberry and cherry tomatoes, damn Mocking Birds just love the fruits!
     
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  3. Mohawk600

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  4. 2ManyGuns

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    Today's grand experiment was Bread and Butter Zickles (Pickled Zucchini). Made 2 quarts and 2 pints. I have been eating so many zucchini I am turning GREEN!! The second planting of zucchini are blooming, the yellow squash are bearing fruit. I have been picking green (bush) beans for 3 weeks or so, the pole beans are putting on and starting to bear, cucumbers are thriving, second planting of potatoes are 10 to 12 inches tall, first planting will need to be harvested soon and the third planting are beginning to poke their little eyes above the soil. All of the peppers are doing well, the only thing not doing well are the okra, can't have everything perfect! And the cow peas (purple hull) are coming up as well. The golden bantam has 2 ears on most stalks, damn I may loose weight eating all of the veggies!! But I will be content to enjoy them!
     
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  5. Byrd666

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  6. 2ManyGuns

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    Todays project, my outdoor "Beer" table. I've been using an old sycamore stump for a table for 20 yrs, finally needed to replace it. The wood is all reclaimed pallet wood. I did not get fancy, I used simple hand tools, no jointer or anything like that. It is far from perfect, just serviceable. Clear marine grade varnish so I can see the natural wood.

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  7. 2ManyGuns

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    Today's prepared-ness accomplishments:

    Dug about 100lbs of red potatoes up, canned 2 qts. and 1 pt. of dill pickle chips, 8 pts. of a vegetable medley I am trying, (zucchini, yellow squash, baby carrots, green & yellow bell pepper, garlic and onions) first time attempting this, and 1 qt. of pickled carrots, this may not work, but I had some brine left so what the heck!
     
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  8. 2ManyGuns

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    Today's prep, 4 pints of Dilly Beans, 4 pints of Dill Chips and 7 Quarts of Dill Spears. I have been freezing all of the green beans I have not been eating, and that has been about 4 quart bags each day, and about 3 quart bags of zucchini every other day.
    Been eating all the cherry tomatoes, I think in a week or so the big boy and big beef tomatoes should be getting ripe, they are growing like crazy, should be picking corn soon, ears are filling out nicely, some stalks even have 3 ears!!
    I think tomorrow I may make some stuffed jalapenos, or I might just pickle them.
     
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  9. 2ManyGuns

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    Once again in the kitchen, 3 quarts of dill spears, 2 quarts of whole dills, 2 quarts dill chips, 3 pints of dill spears, and 2 pints of pickled jalapenos!

    Then it was outside to break down 7 pallets so I can make some more raised beds. I bought a pallet buster and a pneumatic punch for nail removal, so worth it. Tomorrow, I will go to the shop and pick up some more pallets and collect some hardwood shavings from the planes used for sizing wood for the doors. This works well in the compost since it is so fine of a material. Free stuff!
     
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