Wednesday, February 22, 2012

some interesting links

i received an email from a friend who was interested in the free, online canning course that ScifiChick and i took together a few years ago. both SciFiChick and i found the course very easy and informative and although she is a canning and dehydrating fool, i haven't really done much canning since getting to the Manor. i am hoping that will change during this year's harvest - fingers crossed!

so here is the link to the National Centre for Home Preservation. scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says: Preserving Food At Home: A Self Study and click the registration button. once you fill out the registration form, you will receive an email with a login and can begin your course.

the other great link that i would like to share is Instructables.com. this link takes you to a page where you can learn how to make a greenhouse out of windows. if you look on the right-hand side of the page you will see other related instructables. there are tons of instructables on the site related to pretty much anything. play around with the topics or search for something specific.

i hope that some of you will enjoy one, or both, of these links!

anyway, it's laundry day here at the Manor. and yes, i really love my new washing machine!

16 comments:

  1. I like that Instructables website. As a matter of fact I have some stuff on there.

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    1. shoot MDR buddy - did you post as MDR or something else? jambaloney and i would love to see what you put up!! we love instructables also!

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  2. I have always found it very satisfying to preserve my own food even if it isn't cost efficient. Just the knowledge of having raised your own food from seed to consumption is invaluable.

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    1. Ed - what are you doing living in my head?!?!?!? not fair buddy!!!

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    2. Where's the thumbs up button? lol Ed, you've touched on one of my favourite topics. I believe that raising our own food is one of the few ways we can secure a healthy diet for ourselves and our family...and there is more than just the feeling of satisfaction, though that is important too, your body is a lot happier when it has real food to work with!

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    3. thumbs up to you, too, Sue! (hey that rhymed!)

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  3. I have loved and practiced canning for year. Those are good sites, especially the first one.

    Now, I am teaching Sasquatch to can...lol.

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    1. oh PracticalP - i know the feeling. and that first site is awesome!

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  4. I mean to write that I have loved and practiced canning for years...not year. I have been canning on my own for 45 years.

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    1. hon, because i read your blog regularly - i knew what you meant! but glad that you cleared it up for other readers. just so that they know that they can go to your site for some tips! thanks, dear friend!

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  5. How clever making the greenhouse out of the old windows, I just don't have any old windows!

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    1. Joey - back in the city jambaloney had garbage-picked about 40 windows!!! he also found 4 windows that were about 5ft x 8ft!!! we had plans on building a greenhouse with them but then up and sold our house much faster than we thought we would. the young couple that bought our house asked if we would leave the windows for them as they intended to build a greenhouse with them. jambaloney now has collected about 20 windows, but big garbage pick-up day is coming soon and we are sure he will be able to get more. we plan on enclosing the porch in the winter with the windows!

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  6. Its amazing what you can find on the interwebs. I have been killing trees with all the printing of articles I have found. Good to have them in binders when the power is gone.

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    1. mmasse - you are dead right buddy! i have several binders of printed articles that contain all kinds of different info - the interwebs rocks!

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  7. Thanks for the links kymber! That greenhouse looks awesome. It makes me think of the saying, 'don't throw rocks at glass houses' :-)

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    1. i love that greenhouse too! there are bunch of different designs on instructables. when we do our porch i think i will jambaloney submit the plans!

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