Genevieve

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  • #63017

    Genevieve
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    Bought manure, potting soil and garden soil for the raised beds. Haven’t gotten any plants because its been too cold here still.
    I’ll be going this week to get some here and there.

    Had the hubby make me some metal brackets to hold my window boxes off the porch railings

    Hopefully this coming week will be the week the cold leaves for good. I can take chilly but cold doesn’t cut it.

    Been going through one pantry and discarding what is not usable anymore, cleaning and rearranging. Have 2 more to do.

    Carolina strawberries are coming here at a local farm market so I will be dehydrating those ( just a few quarts) and I’ll wait for the local ones to make jam and dehydrating more. They make the best snacks and go good with the canned apricots and pineapple I’ve been drying

    #54963

    Genevieve
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    Yay! We have more than just a couple now. We have a few! LOL LOL

    IMO, I think theres a large amount of WVians that do prep, we just don’t feel the need to talk about it. 😉

    #54955

    Genevieve
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    Well, hey! glad ya joined. if you come across something in the WV news please post it. I don’t know all the newspapers, only a couple. I’ve been checking to see if anything is going on in the Legislature, but they have so many little bills and such, that you have to wade thru a lot of junk.

    #55884

    Genevieve
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    Welcome from another Mountaineer. Each state has a section on this board. I added some links to some sites for West Virginians.

    Yay I’m not the lone Mountaineer anymore! w00t!

    #55402

    Genevieve
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    Hello from a fellow Mountaineer! Theres also a section here for the different states. I linked some sites for us Mountaineers in the West Virginia section.

    #56405

    Genevieve
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    I have found that shredded carrot and shredded cabbage dehydrate really fast and take up no space in a jar. You can get a whole shredded cabbage ( for soups and stir fires) in a quart jar easy. I have also found that a 1lb bag of frozen veggies usually equals one cup dry.

    I found a dehydrator at a thrift store for $10 this past Fall. I haven’t had the time to use it. But I plan to just as soon as the weather breaks come Spring. It has no name on it that I can find. Even the book that came with it has no name of the dryer on or in it. weird. It dries by opening and closing vents on the top and bottom of the machine. There are numbers 1-4 on it ( 4 being wide open). This is the one I plan on using for the stinky stuff like onions and chives ( boy are they strong!).

    I plan on using my greenhouse as a solar dryer this year. It’s too hot in the Summer to use it for anything to grow, so I’ll put it to work this way.I have screens that the hubby made for me for my herbs. Nice big ones. I may need to rig up a fan to help move the heat over the foods, but that should be no problem.

    #56027

    Genevieve
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    We’re not allowed to post info about purchasing stuff and from whom?

    Why the secret Bob? If it’s allowed, post the info. Even if we choose not to buy , I for one am interested in the product and any info I can find on it.

    #56217

    Genevieve
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    My pleasure. I’ve done the same lol I used this site’s “recipe” to make my peach jam before I bought my Blue Books lol

    #53824

    Genevieve
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    eh. now you can “menopause” their arses. much more deadly than just ole pms. lol

    #54953

    Genevieve
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    I’ve seen the Lehmans. I’d rather not pay thousands for the stove! LOL I’m scanning different sites trying to find the best price for the lamp oil. I did find some extra wicks at my local hardware store but they were out of the oil. The next time I head north, I’ll have to check out the hardware store in that town. There are 2. One on each side of town, so I may have better luck. And I like shopping “local” to help the economy in the area.

    If it comes down to it I can always heat the water on the stove ( been there done that!). It’s how I do it when we camp lol

    Glad to see that you’ve found your mate. Sometimes it just takes a while. Live and Learn lol

    #55698

    Genevieve
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    I just learned to waterbath can this past year. Pressure canning is a goal I have set for myself for this year. I could do so much better on buying specials on meats than I can now if I learn to pressure can.

    #55279

    Genevieve
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    @genevieve wrote:

    wonder if dry dog food would be bad for them? all the birds in the valley seem to love our dog’s food. I was worried that it would hurt them, but they seem to be doing ok on it.

    so.. no thoughts on this? opinions? or is it the old “ignore and they go away” crap? never mind. 🙄

    #56017

    Genevieve
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    hmm… I’d be interested in the answer to this one also. I have about 4 cans of Crisco so far, and I’d like to know how long I can keep them for long term. I use it ( nothing beats p.butter cookies made from it), and use it some, but I rely on my canola oil the most. I’ve been wondering if I should move the jugs of canola oil I have to 1/2 gallon jars with canning lids or not. Didn’t know if it would keep better in the glass or the plastic it was manufactured in. I realize now that I need to move the honey I have stocked to large jars so it would keep better.

    #54951

    Genevieve
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    Yea. I understand the digging out part! LOL We use a pellet stove as our main source of heat. We also have a generator direct wired to the house to run the front half of the house and the well for water. We have a wood stove packed away to use if we have to if shtf and we had no electric or fuel for the genny. I have oil lamps and some oil. I need to add more for those this coming year. I always have a gas stove where ever we’ve lived. You just need to use a match to get it lit. In a long term shtf scenario, I plan on using a fire pit for cooking and also solar cookers and ovens. I keep checking craig’s list for an old fashioned cookstove for us to use, but not having any luck yet. We’re looking into the solar panels also. Maybe just to run some things like the pellet stove, the computer and to heat water which is a power eater imo. We already have a small panel powering the battery for the gate opener and one to keep the battery charged for the genny ( it’s electric start).
    We have 2 camp stoves that we use when we camp so we have those to use. I have a nice gas grill too. I’d like to get some more cylinders to have as extras.
    We were lucky that the power didn’t go out this time.
    It was nice going to the grocery store and only having to top off a few things.

    #54903

    Genevieve
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    what article??? LMAO!!!!

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