Country Livinghas come out with a couple of great new books that I have yet to take a look at but I know they’ll be great! I’ve got them on hold at my local library and my hubby has them on his Christmas list!
Williams-Sonoma The Art of Preserving. This book has loads of beautiful pictures and I will be choosing some lucky recipes to do some canning. I found 4 dozen canning jars at our local thrift store for $1.99 a dozen. My friend Terry helped me load the heavy boxes in the van; we both thought I’m a little over ambitious. But, alas, I’m in love with the idea of canning and seeing all the beautiful jars displayed on my Rustic Dining Room Hutch.
This book tells the story of a young girl growing up during the Depression in the state of Iowa. She is raised by a single mother and her grandpa and grandma. She tells of beekeeping, gardening routines, snow blizzards, special teachers, the “Big Kids” and the “Little Kids” and much more. With no electricity or indoor plumbing, but a lot of land and love, Mildred and her family not only survived but had favorite nights with games and songs and popcorn and a special day of picnicking. Everyone around her grew up with Christian values but when the Big Kids and Little Kids were alone they would practice swearing and farting and they knew they were being bad. You gotta love it!
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