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Bootsie Battle
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  • Louisa, VA
  • United States
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
100% Homegrown
A bit about me:
I grew up in the country and moved to the city. I was able to feed my family fresh veggies from my inter-city garden. Mr. Bootsie and I purchased woods in the country which we ware turning into a small farm. We have about 1/3 acre garden, with strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. The girls are keeping us in Fresh Eggs.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Prime Rib, Yummy according to Mr. Bootsie.
Currently reading:
Mother Earth News, Countryside, Grit, Hobby Farms
Currently listening to:
I enjoy any kind of good music. Could listen to Mr. Bootsie play his guitar in the old country style forever.
My latest DIY project:
Writing my blog Happy Hallow. Sharing the memories of growing up in the country and now returning. Has it changed, is it easier or just as rewarding?
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Oven Canning

I was looking for a way to store the tomatoes I had dried.  My instructions said stored at 60 degrees they would be best for 3 to 4 months.  I started  my search and found this process called oven canning.  Oven canning is a wonderful way to store grains, flour, cereal, dried beans and all the foods which are dehydrated.  

I know you are thinking why should I can cereal?  In these times, there are lots of people stockpiling and this is a great way to be sure your investment…


Posted on February 24, 2012 at 12:09pm — 20 Comments

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At 12:32pm on February 24, 2012, HOMEGROWN.org said…

Thanks so much for writing the post about oven canning!!

At 2:33pm on February 29, 2012, marie bittner said…

I wish we were closer to I'm afraid to use the canner by myself but if someone was with me and showed me I would be a little bit braver as for the apples honey would work for me I'm thinking if honey would work then maple syrup should work to

just started to have a garden  last year   I did up some tomatoes that is the only other thing I have done I'm so afraid of doing something wrong and making my family sick==I live in a small town in Tillsonburg but I have  a very large yard last year I was able to plant enough potatoes to last us 5 months it was such a good feeling to eat them and no their was no spray on them == forgive my bad spelling I'm not very good at it

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