Monthly Archives: December 2016

feathered nest cowl

out of a book called Birds of A Feather.  Their original pattern is much shorter, so it looks like a nest.  I wanted something longer, with texture, and I got it.  Didn’t really pay much attention to gauge, just used … Continue reading

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beans and bees

Christmas means a ham, which then means bean and ham soup.  This year managed 10 quarts.  Did both regular canning as well as experimenting with the Tattler lids.  Ultimately, 2 quarts ended up not sealing, and those I dehydrated.  The … Continue reading

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more soup and tattler lids

  Canned the rest of the ham and bean soup last night, with additional experimentation Left rear, single use lid, reused.  This had been a light seal that I was able to open with my thumbs resulting in no deforming … Continue reading

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tattler lids and bean soup

  Christmas Ham leads to bean soup!  and still experimenting with Tattler lids. Find they actually work a little differently than the single use metal lids, but it will take multiple uses before I’m totally confident with them! Starting from … Continue reading

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Christmas surprise

after discovering what seemed to be an empty hive, put some honey in the feeder anyway.  next warm day went out and the honey was gone and they had eaten through the block they had put up to the feeder … Continue reading

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