Monday, September 22, 2014

Dividing Iris

It's the last day of summer and one of the things on my to do list today was to divide my irises. I decided that might need to become a blog post because I constantly talk to customers (I work in the garden center of our local hardware store) about why their irises aren't blooming. They always confirm the irises get at least 6-8 hours of sunlight. Sometimes it's a matter of not getting enough fertilizer (or not the right type). Most times though, when I ask when the last time they divided their irises and I get a blank stare that says "What's she talking about?" it's time for iris education.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The BEST Way I Know to Freeze Sweet Corn!

If you LOVE corn smothered in're going to LOVE this method for freezing sweet corn! When I first heard of this method (because it's not really a "recipe"), my husband and I would get together with one of our neighbors and some mutual friends for a "corn freezing party". We would set up a "corn assembly line". The guys would husk the corn. Us gals would do the prep work. Then everyone would pitch in and do the packaging and clean-up. At some point during the day, there was always potluck food involved. It made for a fun, productive day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Added Incentive

In case you've missed it.....we at Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund Project (JCCF) are in the midst of a new member drive. The above photo is the prize package one lucky new member could win (see this post for details). It's a very good prize package.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Canning Tomatoes

I've spent the last couple of days canning tomatoes. I so enjoy the whole process of taking fresh picked tomatoes and turning them into canned goods that we will enjoy all winter long. There's just something very satisfying about this.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Dishcloth Distraction

I did not do one single, solitary stitch on the wedding afghan in August. This would have shot the whole block goal apart if it weren't for the fact that in July, I sort of overcompensated block-wise (and apparently that never made a blog post, who knew). I'm down to  just 4 12-inch blocks and 7 (or was that 8?) 6-inch blocks.

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