Patience was the missing ingredient my friends. I spent more time on foreplay, allowing the pot to heat up gently. I eased it back down too, once the weights got to gently rocking and rolling, and then when the ingredients were at the perfect moment, I waited for the weights to completely stop moving before removing the pot from my glass stove top.

Canning Anxieties Revealed

Yesterday was my day to can carrots, which I did, but I had some troubles that weren't entirely unexpected, and then learned, from people who know better than me, that I shouldn't even be using my new (sort of) electric canner. This is proof that after more than a decade of all this homesteading stuff, I still make mistakes like a gullible virgin! Let me explain.

Canning Anxieties Revealed

Yesterday was my day to can carrots, which I did, but I had some troubles that weren't entirely unexpected, and then learned, from people who know better than me, that I shouldn't even be using my new (sort of) electric canner. This is proof that after more than a decade of all this homesteading stuff, I still make mistakes like a gullible virgin! Let me explain.

Planning for Canning

So later today will finally be the time to combine my sliced carrots and fresh rosemary with my home made chicken broth, minus the soup I made with some of it last night (not in the masterplan either but I have a sore throat and it was good to me.)

Many times I feel like stopping chopping to take a picture. Most of the time I don't actually stop, except to appreciate the unmatchable art of Nature.

Carrot Tops for the Chickens

  I give a lot of goodies from the garden to the ladies. Every time they see me, they expect something. This time I was harvesting my carrots and they got the tops. My carrot harvest for summer 2019.

Carrot Tops for the Chickens

  I give a lot of goodies from the garden to the ladies. Every time they see me, they expect something. This time I was harvesting my carrots and they got the tops. My carrot harvest for summer 2019.

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