All Around the Home and Homestead #37

I really cannot believe it is the middle of August, how did this happen?! I have started getting our lesson plans together so that we can start our new school year next week. We are still busy canning and freezing as much as possible.


Blessings,

Jennifer

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August Bounty

Although our garden isn’t so great, we’ve been blessed to be busy canning lots of produce the past few weeks. We purchased 2 bushel of locally grown peaches and canned 27 quart. Of course, we had to eat lots of fresh peaches also. I’m hoping to put up another two bushel so that we might have enough peaches for the year. 

We’ve also been busy canning grape jelly, green beans, salsa, and spaghetti sauce. It’s a lot of work but I sure do appreciate having a well stocked pantry all through the year. 

I’m also thankful that many of the kids are able to help. Even the 4 and 6 year olds can cut up peach slices. Just give them a cutting board and a butter knife. 

I plan to return Monday with the All Around the Home and Homestead Blog party. 

Blessings,

Jennifer

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All Around the Home and Homestead #36

This past week has been busy with freezing sweet corn and canning green beans. Lots of sweet corn and green beans. It’s hard to believe that within one week we have almost put up enough of each for the year. I am so very thankful!

We are on the verge of having enough tomatoes to start canning them. I can almost smell the spaghetti sauce and the chili now…YUMMY!

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Blessings,

Jennifer

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All Around the Home and Homestead #35

This morning we were able to check the bees and we were so excited to see uncapped and capped brood. Hooray!! We didn’t find the queen but we know she’s there. 🙂 You have to look closely at the picture but you can see the white little babies on this frame.

baby bees

 The raccoons beat us to much of our corn harvest. We didn’t have our electric fence wires close enough together, apparently. Although it was disappointing that we aren’t going to get a very big harvest from our patch, we will still have plenty of corn from a friend. I’m thankful that we have we can work together with others and share our bounty with each other.

It’s Time for this Week’s Blog Party! I hope you will join in!

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Blessings,

Jennifer

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Doctor Aviation ~ Review

Do you have a child who is fascinated by airplanes and flight? Or maybe they are interested in aviation history. You will definitely want to learn more about an online resource that members of the Homeschool Review Crew have been reviewing from Doctor Aviation. These online training videos cover a wide variety of topics associated with aviation and aircrafts. Brock has had the opportunity to review over the past several weeks.

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