Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Danielle at http://touchtheearthfarm.blogspot.com/ had a Giveaway and I won!
So now I am having a Giveaway!!
This Giveaway will also celebrate my 6 month Blog Anniversary.
I can't believe it has been that long all ready. I am thankful that I started my Blog. It gives me a creative outlet and has allowed me to meet some wonderful people from around Blog World. I look forward to reading your blogs everyday!
So back to the giveaway.......... I have a box full of all kinds of goodies up for grabs. All you need to do to enter is do a post about my Giveaway in your Blog. Then leave a comment here on my Blog to let me know you completed the task. That's it!! Tell all your Friends and Blog Buddies. I want lots of people to enter!!
Deadline to enter is September 8th.
The winner will be picked the morning of Septmeber 9th.
MAKE: Pastry for 9 inch one crust Pie
BEAT WITH ROTARY BEATER: 3 eggs or 6 egg whites
THEN BEAT IN: 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 2/3 cups milk
POUR: into pastry line pie pan
BAKE: about 40 minutes (or until a silver knife inserted into side of filling comes out clean, center is soft but will set later) in hot oven 450 degrees for first 15 minutes, moderate oven 35o degrees to finish
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Place Tomatoes on Drying Rack
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The tomatoes are going strong........
The Japanese Beetles have all but destroyed the Pole Beans.
There are hardly any beans on the vines..........
The cucumber beetles have done in the Melon Patch ( in the background).
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Fruit Trees and Nut Trees
Small Fruit and Berries
Perennials and Roses
Ground Covers and Vines
Shrubs, Hedges and Grasses
Trees and Windbreaks
House and Patio Plants
Flower and Grass Seed
If you are in the market for seeds or other gardening and planting supplies, Please click the link in the sidebar to be taken to the site.
I appreciate your support!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Zeke, Mike's K-9 Partner, Friend and Family Member, has retired from the Sidney Police Department with 11 years of service.
Zeke has been diagnosed with Leukemia and will not be with us much longer.
Please keep the Rosengarten Family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Yield: 1 cup
1 cup Salad oil
1 Egg or 2 Egg yolks
2 tbsp Lemon juice or 2 tbsp Vinegar
Salt and pepper
Beat egg or egg yolks with a rotary beater until slightly thick; add 1 teaspoon oil at a time beating well after each addition, until 1/3 cup has been added. Add a few drops lemon or vinegar. The mixture should be quite thick and perfectly smooth. If it isn't you added the oil too quick or didn't beat it enough. Continue to add the oil and acid alternately until it's used up. Add seasonings to taste.
Store covered in the refrigerator
Friday, August 22, 2008
My dilemma is this..... to water or not? I entered the spring and summer saying that I would not water because it is just a waste of water. I would just let Mother Nature take care of it. We would save so much money on the water bill if we didn't water!
But now the flowers are looking a little dry and the lawn is about dead. I want the yard to look pretty but is it worth it??
Should I water or not? What are your thoughts or feelings on the subject?
Thursday, August 21, 2008
-Cook food according to specific canning recipe.
-Run two to three inches of hot water into the canner.
-Arrange packed, lidded jars on the rack and secure the canner’s lid.
-Heat at the highest setting until steam rushes from the uncovered vent or petcock.
-Maintaining top heat, vent steam for 10 minutes, then close the petcock or place the weighted bobber on the vent.
-Begin timing when the dial gauge indicates the correct pressure is up or when the weighted gauge begins to rock or jiggle.
-Regulate heat to maintain pressure at or slightly above the recommended gauge pressure. If it drops below that point, bring the pressure back up and begin timing from the beginning.
-When the time is up, switch off the heat and let the canner depressurize at room temperature. --You’ll know it’s depressurized when its dial gauge returns to zero or the canner doesn’t hiss when its weighted gauge is gently nudged.
-When depressurized, open the petcock or remove the weighted bobber. Wait 5 minutes.
-Unfasten the lid and lift it away from you so out-rushing steam doesn’t singe your face.
-Remove jars with a lifter and arrange them on towels or a rack (never a cold, bare surface) to cool, allowing at least an inch between jars.
Water Bath Canner:
-Cook food according to specific canning recipe.
-Fill the canner halfway full of water.
-Place clean towels in the bottom if you’re not using a canning rack.
-Heat to 140 degrees for cold-packed foods, 180 degrees for hot-pack.
-Arrange packed, lidded jars on the rack and lower it into the water or use a jar lifter to place jars into the rack or submerged towels, one at a time.
-Add enough boiling water to cover the jars by at least one inch. Don’t pour it directly on the jars.
-Turn heat to its highest setting until water boils briskly; cover the canner and begin timing according to your recipe.
-Adjust the heat to maintain a gentle boil throughout processing. Add more boiling water as needed.
-When time is up, switch off the heat, remove the lid, and fish out the jars using a jar lifter. Place them on towels or a rack (never a cold, bare surface) to cool, allowing at least an inch between jars.
Storing home canned food:
-When fully cooled (12 to 24 hours later), remove screw bands, leaving only flat lids on the jars. -Wash, rinse and dry the bands before storing.
-Test the lid seals by gently thumping them with the back of a teaspoon. A clear, ringing sound indicates a good seal, as does a concave lid.
-Remove lids from unsealed or dubious jars and check their rims for nicks and irregularities. -Transfer the food to another jar if necessary and fully reprocess it within 24 hours. Or refrigerate and freeze or eat it within 24 hours.
-Wash each sealed jar and lid, rinse and dry. Label and date them.
-Store canned food in a clean, dark, dry spot away from heat sources such as water heaters, furnaces, kitchen ranges, hot pipes and direct sun. Avoid attics and storage buildings.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
There are 2 local locations:
Dayton, OH - 8258 N. Main Street (937) 890-8000
- 1/2 mi south of I-70 on S.R. 48 (North Main)
Beavercreek, OH - 2235 N. Fairfield Road (937) 426-7772
- just past the Mall at Fairfield Commons (corner of Kemp & N. Fairfield)
or visit them online at http://www.healthyalternative.biz
Dr. Bronner’s Magic 18 in 1 Soap
*Completely Biodegradable and Vegetable-Based
*Made with Certified Fair Trade and Organic Oils
*Multi-Purpose: 18-in-1 Uses
*No Synthetic Foaming Agents, Thickeners or Preservatives
* 100% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Cylinder Bottles and Paper Labels
*Simple, Ecological Formulations Based on Old-World Quality and Expertise
*#1-Selling Natural Brand of Soaps in North America
Some of uses for the Soap:
Bath and Body Wash
Wash for insect bites
Fruit and Veggie Wash
**You will have to play with the dilution of the product for each use. The product is very concentrated.
I have used it as a Body Wash and loved it. Iused it to shave my legs..... and loved it.I used it as a shampoo. I like it ...but it weighed down my hair a little. I would not want to use it everyday. It would be a good clarifying shampoo for occasional use. I used it as a mouthwash....it was OK. It was a little soapy tasting. But I think that was my fault.....I may have not diluted it enough.
I plan to try it as Laundry Soap. I read somewhere that the performance is enhanced by a sprinkle of Baking Soda. And because the soap is oil based, you need to watch out for oil spots on the clothing. But with careful dilution and the right amount of baking soda it works very well.
I think the price is very good for all the products it could potentially replace. But we will see about that........
Does anyone have any experience with this product? Any tips or hints??
Sunday, August 17, 2008
“When the emergency is upon us, the time of preparation has passed.”
96 Hour Kit
A 96 hour kit should contain all the essential things your family would need to take you through 4 days of being on your own. There’s a reason behind the length of time the kit’s contents should last. It generally takes the disaster relief agencies at least 3-4 days to move in and set up before offering assistance. Generally speaking, you’re on your own during this time. Depending on how bad the situation is, it could even be longer. Whether you start with our kit or put one together yourself from scratch, it’s important for your family’s welfare to have one. In any type of disaster things will be bad. Not having the necessities to sustain your life and the lives of your family members could turn an otherwise manageable problem into a personal cataclysm you could never recover from. Prepare now for life’s surprises.
Personal First Aid Kit
Family First Aid Kit
Body powder, medicated
Signal flares, night
Signal smoke, day
Signal die, water
Clothing Maintenance and Repair
Small scrub brush
$100 in small bills
$10 in Quarters
A few blank Checks
Pocket radio, battery/solar power
Cell phone ... or
Two way radio: CB, GMRS, FRS
Spare NiCad batteries
Solar battery charger
Foam pad, closed cell
Poly canteens, 1 quart
Water purification tablets
Water purifier & extra filters
Water bag, nylon
Water bag liners, plastic
Rubber surgical tubing
Scouring pads, soap filled
Sanitary tablets & dunking bag
Pack and Pack Frame
Plastic garbage bags
Personal daily rations
Energy bars, tablets
Ultra light weight tarp
Nylon line, 50 ft. 2 ea
Shirts, short sleeve
Shirts, long sleeve
Belt and buckle
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
1 cup sifted flour
1 cup yellow corn meal
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
5 tsp baking powder
Sift together into Bowl
1 well beaten egg
1 cup milk
1 tbsp shortening
Bake in well greased tin in 375 degree Oven for 30 minutes or till done
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Lars and the Real Girl
Ryan Gosling plays the title character in this oddball comedy about a delusional young man who buys a life-size sex doll over the Internet -- and then falls in love with her. When the besotted young man starts telling people that the doll is his girlfriend, his brother and sister-in-law decide it's time to intervene in this film co-starring Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer, Kelli Garner and Paul Schneider.
It may sound dirty and riddled with sex...... But it is not. It is an unexpected lesson on love and how we should treat people.
Try it...... I think you might like it!