[Homestead] More spring palnting
cayadopi at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 22 12:20:59 EST 2009
Chinese Pole Beans a/k/a Asparagus Bean
40 tomato plants. What kind?
Are you canning and what kind of yield in terms of canned quarts?
I just pulled my pressure canner out to test for safety since I haven't canned in some 20 years. Even though the rubber gasket & safety seal appear in excellent condition, I could tell as the pressure raised the safety seal wasn't sealing. So off to the store to order replacements. Bob, I think you were asking about pressure canners before. I can zap a .pdf to you of a page or two from my book that might help. It has the adjustments for pressure for altitude (for dial type pressure canners), and adjustments for weight for pressure canners that have 5,10,15 pound weights for altitude, etc.
Also, I remember from a long time ago, that the pressure canner instructions, long since misplaced, advised to NOT cook (unjared) food in the pressure canner, to only use it to pressure can, and to use a food pressure cooker for cooking meals. So I always had 2 canners, one for preserving, one for just plain old cooking.
BobF<<<winter -- if I am still here?? >>>>
BTW, I've been thinking 3 years window before TSHTF.... but yesterday listened to a radio show, and the thinking is hyperinflationary effects may start to appear earlier (as in a year). From a person who acknowledges depression currently. Personally, I was thinking it wouldn't get underway until the mortgage defaults etc wind up, that the banks would hoard to gov't bailout money until then. But maybe Obama's plan will bypass and flood other areas with $$ first.
Any decisions on which state you're heading to eventually yet?
“All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” ~ George Orwell
--- On Sat, 2/21/09, bobf <bobford79 at yahoo.com> wrote:
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