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    Good Morning
    I am slow today.
    Not sure if still catching up from 4th or just not sleeping solid or ??
    Oh well.
    Sunny already! We are headed outside until lunch and then after nap, back outside.
    Tell you what. June, Netflix took off a bunch of PBS shows. GRRRR. Lost Word World, a daycare kid FAV here. July, Netflix took off Wild Kratts. July, apparently HULU lost Word World. GGRRRRRRRRRRRR
    So, we only have PBS Kids and they have 4 episodes.
    Now, if you are going to pull your shows from other facilities in hopes that more people come to your app, fine. But put ALL the episodes on there then. I could get all seasons on both Netflix and HULU and yet on your actual streaming app, I get 4 plus some clips. Esp. when it is PBS.
    And that is my rant today. Yes, the show drives me nuts but the kids learn while watching for the few times a day we actually DO watch TV.
    Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL day.
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    Digging the canning supplies out today! Checking my inventory and running out to farmers market later on. Probably need some more sugar and pectin. Raspberry and blueberry jams are on the list for the day

    Enjoy your day everyone!
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    Nice! I bought and then froze blueberries this weekend. Will do jam later. Might buy more blueberries this weekend. Local gal listed them on the homestead chat. Selling them cheap to raise $$ for 4-H. Organic, spray free, etc. and picked right before I pick-up. Would like to make enough to give as gifts. I do strawberry and grape too, adding blueberry in this year. Plus add a stash to our pantry. Love canning, just has to be a weekend project. Tried once to do it with daycare around and it was just to much. Might do the jams during my vaca week.
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    Digging the canning supplies out today! Checking my inventory and running out to farmers market later on. Probably need some more sugar and pectin. Raspberry and blueberry jams are on the list for the day

    Enjoy your day everyone!
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    Oh and last year was first year for making grape jelly. Swore I would never do it again. SO many steps to ensure clear purple jelly, etc. but then DH and older DS have cleaned out my stash in the last couple months and begged for more. SO, I guess I will be making it again AND making more of it. *sigh
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    Quote Originally Posted by muddylilly View Post
    Digging the canning supplies out today! Checking my inventory and running out to farmers market later on. Probably need some more sugar and pectin. Raspberry and blueberry jams are on the list for the day

    Enjoy your day everyone!
    Yum. I wish I had enough raspberries to make jam. I did blueberry soda syrup last year.

    Peaches are on sale this week (my trees did not do well this spring) - so peach jam and frozen peach pies are on my to do list tomorrow.

    Today we tried our new Wednesday midweek quick clean - involving a quick vacuum and wipe of the bathrooms. It went well, and the house feels so much better. We have way (way, way) less drama with school today, so hopefully we are over the major back to school hump here. We need to hang around the house today - we are waiting for a locksmith, but may walk up to the park (5 minutes away) for lunch.

    Have a good Wednesday!
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    So many of you are jamming out! My MIL sends jam at xmas some years. It's so good. I could eat it with a spoon. Usually blueberry. Maybe I will learn to can stuff one day. Thats a hobby I could really get into. I wish I had a friend to teach me stuff like that. I'll have to get on the road to the west coast

    Took the kids to weigh in with me at weight watchers (down 34-1/2 now, down to where I was before DS and only 11 lbs from my goal. woohoo!) and then to the library. They were perfect at the library. It's a ghost town now. My favorite time for library-ing. Nice and cool inside, and you've never seen a kid so excited to check out an atlas.

    Going to do some Brainquest workbook with DS this afternoon. He's watching Magic Schoolbus now. We just got Netflix back after almost a year hiatus. Yeah, dissapointed with the PBS shows. They took a lot of the seasons off Prime, too. Dino Train down to two season from seven. Lol we e seen them all anyway. There are so many shows now, I'm sure we'll find some replacements. They love Octonauts, Justin Time, and Little Einsteins. I'm glad to have some variety back.

    Sounds like everyone is getting over the hump just fine.
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    TFZ, you can come and visit and we will can... well, anything that only needs a water bath. I have a MEGA fear of pressure canners so don't do stuff that requires those.
    Not worth the therapy I would need.
    May come to it at some point and then DH can run it, OUTSIDE where I can't hear or see it.
    Jam is a good place to start. It is pretty easy and you can do it with relatively few canning items. And now Walmart has kits. Like for $10 you can get it all. Jar grabber, funnel, lid grabber, etc.
    Ya, I usually give our close homeschool friends plus close family some canned goods as part or all of their Xmas. Hence the reason I want to do a trio of jams this year for sure and make baskets with cheap ones from thrift store.
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    Blueberry soda syrup recipe/link please, RTB!

    The only "jelly" recipes I'll do are apple jelly (no dripping bag required) or wine jelly (yummy for lamb or a glaze on chicken). All other jellies are too much work.....drip, drip, drip....I'd just squeeze the darn bag and get it over with!!! LOL! I'm strictly a jam girl. Let's keep it easy.

    Now I just sit rubbing my hands together waiting for the market to open at 3pm....
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    and at 1pm we are still working on 2 math worksheets from this morning. Nope just putting down whatever answer you feel like without doing the work is not gonna cut it with this mom. Son is dragging his feet hard today. So any fun stuff that was planned for this afternoon is not gonna happen at all. urgh!!!!!

    On the bright side daughter got up, did her chores, did her math, worked on Shakespeare and is now working on her presentation for 4h.

    Someone help me!!! urgh!!!!! I am about to pull my hair out with this kiddo son of mine.

    I want to can, sew or something but nope I get to sit and make sure son gets his 2 simple worksheets done.
    It is a day for sure.
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    It was a total PITA. First time I have done that and UGH. I am going to figure out a way to strain it quicker OR strain the bigger pieces through a larger mesh first and then the small drip bag. I did end up squeezing the bag towards the last bit. Wouldn't be doing it again, but they loved it....so....

    Wine jelly recipe PLEASE muddylilly!! That sounds YUM.

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    Blueberry soda syrup recipe/link please, RTB!

    The only "jelly" recipes I'll do are apple jelly (no dripping bag required) or wine jelly (yummy for lamb or a glaze on chicken). All other jellies are too much work.....drip, drip, drip....I'd just squeeze the darn bag and get it over with!!! LOL! I'm strictly a jam girl. Let's keep it easy.

    Now I just sit rubbing my hands together waiting for the market to open at 3pm....
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