Monthly Archives: August 2019

Jam Night August 2019

Jam night tonight; small crowd, but we had a lot of fun. We only worked on three songs: “Victory In Jesus”, “As the Deer”, and putting new chords and melody to a new song called “Awake, Awake, Arise”, written by … Continue reading

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Going where they’ve never gone before

It’s finally happened. I have friends that will think I’ve either lost my mind, my nerve, or my gumption. However you want to spin it, here goes: my two oldest are now in public school. Before you completely lose it, … Continue reading

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No use crying over spilt pickle brine

I make brine for pickles in gallon lots in the summer, and stash it in the garage fridge. It gets used over the course of a week or so as cucumbers ripen and get canned in small lots.  I had … Continue reading

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Skunk

It was bound to happen eventually. Things learned: 1. Skunks do not look both ways for oncoming traffic. Obviously their preschool curriculum is deficient in the traffic safety department. 2. Skunks are really hard to see at night. 3. When … Continue reading

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Transmuting Goat Milk into Caramel Sauce

Did you know that goat milk can be rendered into caramel sauce? I didn’t either… and then a friend in Alaska posted pictures, and I (of course) had to try it. I recommend it. I started out cheating: I poured … Continue reading

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Goalz

For dinner, I am starting off with: green beans, that I picked from my garden this morning, with butter I made from the milk of the cow currently grazing out in front of my house. For the moment, I is … Continue reading

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Buttery Sticks of Goodness

Today, we packaged our homemade butter. It made 23 4-oz. bars! First, it was weighed, scored and cut with a knife dipped in hot water. Then re-weighed and wrapped. Scotch tape doesn’t adhere to parchment paper, so I used rubber … Continue reading

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