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This has been some week

Actually, this entire series of events took more than a week, but this past week has been particularly rough. First we got word that we were going to be audited by the IRS for the year 2008. With a meeting scheduled, we worked hard to have all of our receipts and...

Why Can Food in the Tropics?

That was the question I asked myself, when I thought about taking on home canning. Here are a few of the answers. Although one might think that since we live in the tropics we can just stick our hands out the window and grab a banana or mango any day of the year...
Canning chicken

Canning chicken

Today we canned 7 quarts of chicken meat, with broth. Here’s how we do this: We started with five frozen chickens, purchased from town. Five chickens gives us seven full quarts of chicken. We’d previously canned up four chickens into seven quart jars, and...
Home Canning in the Tropics

Home Canning in the Tropics

I’ve been doing some research lately, on home canning. As our family adjusts to our new, rural lifestyle, I’ve had to figure out what new activities we should incorporate. Canning wasn’t something I was certain would be of benefit to us, for several...