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  1. Kappydell, the only fish I find that can be canned is tuna and salmon. Both great for tuna salad and fried salmon cakes. I don't know of any other fish that can be canned without being mushy. Maybe mackel. You can also make mackel cakes as well. these are alot like making crab cakes and done the same way. The We2, how do you make your chilli to can? That is one thing I have never canned. I always make it the day we are going to have it for dinner. I am going to dig into canning everything in my freezer after the 1st of year. Also going to buy a much frozen veggies on sale as I can and deydrate them. I am going to start to do more deydrating next year as well. I am having this bad feeling again today that I need to get more and more done and stock more food and non food items. Normally I can shake it off, but something has been nagging at me all day. Need to go pray about it as to what I need to be doing. When I get like this, I feel a need to be praying about it. Hopefully my answer will come. Though I cannot afford to do much till after the first of year due to the driveway and walkway. But glad it is behind me. But the fireplace is now next on the list of needs. So saving up now to get that done.
  2. Kappydale, I have never heard of anyone canning leftovers. I wish we had turkeys for 69 cent a pound. So far only ones on sale is 99 cents a pound. DH does not want me to get any to can, but I have 3 turkey breast and 2 hams in freezer I am going to can after first of year when I have more time. The only thing I can think of for leftovers is making Turkey soup and canning it. Would be great to know what they do. Interesting.
  3. Kappydale, I did not know you were having a lot of medical issues. Will be keeping you in my prayers. My DH is on elequis. It is one of the only two that if you are injured they have something to stop the bleeding. If you have surgery, you will have to come off of it for 5 to 7 days. That will give it time to get out of your system. It is a good blood thinner. Don't be afraid to take it. Only thing is that a small scratch will bleed like you really cut yourself. If you go to the drug store just look for the bleed stop. I keep a lot of it here. So far only had to use it about three times over the years DH has been on the blood thinners I posted earlier in another section while readling up on the economic collaspe that the Deep state Dems. don't get Trump impeached, they will collaspe the country to keep him from winning a second term.. Also got an e-mail from USA alerts that Tel Aviv Israel is under rocket attack following IDF killing of Islamic Jihad Commander Baha Abu El-ata. Public bomb shelters are open. This is surly the end of days as the Bible predicts. Israel may deem this as an all out war. The Bible says keep your eye on Israel. So just watching for the signs of the end times and trying to prepare as best I can. But I always try to follow God's will as to how I should prep. More long term food that I am looking at but cannot buy till after first of year. And looking at ways to cook without gas nor electric indoors. That one is harder than I though it would be. I did buy some sterno cans a few days ago. So that is a start but need to head to Sam's club and BJs wholesale club soon as well. I like BJ's as they take any coupon with their coupons and I can coupon them to death. Big savings when I do that.
  4. Looks like we are going to get our first bout of really cold weather. They are saying we could get some snow but ground to warm for it to stick. Glad of that. Got the outside faucets covered so they won't freeze this winter and since we had to disconnet the well pump for the new driveway to be put in as it is just outside of the garage door. I am not going to hook it back up till early spring.
  5. I have been thinking about a bigger canner than the one I have, but would be to tall for stove because of vent hood. I can only can 7 quarts or 8 pints at one time. I am thinking about getting out the outside propane burner to use it on and sort of setting up a small outdoor kitchen just for canning. But could only use it during the summer months. Winter time I could only can indoors. I really want to make sure that old burner still works. Might have to get DH to clean it up for me and check it out. Jeepers, I agree with everyone here. You need to get moved and soon. One floor is all you need. No steps. those goose neck faucets are great. I have one on my kitchen sink.. Also having a sprayer on the sink will help in filling up those large pots. I use that a lot when canning. I can just set the large pot on counter next to sink and use the spayer. Much easier getting the pan of water to stove than lifting it out of the sink each time. I have been really busy with kitchen still. Got all the cabnets cleaned out with new shelve paper down. Got clothes washed today and cleaned more of the cement dust out of garage. Now I am 3/4 of the way done with getting that cleaned up. It is a two car gargage and full of cleaning items and DH tools and such, plus our huge freezer, washer and dryer also is out there. So it has been a hard mess to clean up. Will be cleaning down the outside of the cabnet doors in kitchen tomorrow and washing the kitchen curtains. Will be glad when that is all done and I can get into the bathrooms to give them a good scrubbing. Wish I had the speed I used to have. Old age is not for sissies. Have really slowed down a lot in the last 3 or 4 years. And my back is killing me right now from all the cleaning but must keep going.
  6. I am beginning to wonder if this has anything to do with the fact, they want to do away with us eating meat because cows, polute the air. So they say. I say bull on that one. Might be why they are coming out with soy meat. Or as I call it fake meat. I can't eat soy products nor can anyone with Thyroid issues.
  7. Never heard of that brand nor have I seen it in the stores.. But I do buy my sausage at farmers market where they make it on site. It is really good.
  8. Ambergris, I watch several different news programs. The main one is a paid prescription called Koenig world watch daily right out of Washington DC. That one is a Christian news cast only by members only type of news. It has been very reliable. It was on TV today they are already trying to get bills past against us having guns. Things here will be bad. Don't think civilans are going down that easy when they got their guns legal and have a cw permit. Jeepers, Aldi's is easy to do the carts. When you return your cart, just hook the chain back to the one in front and it will give your quarter back as soon as it locks. You do need your own bags. You do pack your own grocerys. Never had a cart to jam. Once you put in quarter and remove basket, just hook chain back for your quarter. We may be getting an aldi's closer to us. Right now we have to drive aways to get there. So we only go when we need to be out that way for other things and make it one trip for all. We also have a Lidil's. It is basicly same as Aldi's but you don't have to use a quarter to get a cart. Still need to use your own bags and bag your own groceries. But it is suppose to be what keeps their prices down. Homesteader, you are right about the online shopping. it is ok for some things, but I would rather go to store to see what I am buying and how well it is made. As for groceries. I only order certain things on line that I cannot get in a grocery store. Like Walmart was the only place that sold cans of grapefruit. Now I have to go on line to Walmart to order as they are no longer carrying it in the store. Makes no since. But that is the only way I can get it. We lost Both Sears and K-Marts well over a year ago. Miss both of them. I am afraid there will be more big department stores going out of business as more and more people keep buying on line. I try to keep the small businesses in business by shopping those stores locally when I can.
  9. Could you put a brick in the grill and put the sterno on that to raise it? Depending on how deep maybe even 2 bricks one on top of the other. Might be worth a try. This morning I went to the 3-L club at church. It is for seniors to get together and have lunch and they have a group come in a play christian music. Very relaxing and a good time with my friends at church as well as another group that comes from another church. Then I came home to check on DH as he was not feeling well today so did not go with me. And he enjoys going to those 3-L lunchings. Made it to Walmart this afternoon to get my shelf paper and walked though the sales. Got 12 sterno cans. Picked up some cranberry sauce and stuffing for the food ministery. Then went through and picked up a few cans of things that I was low on as I don't go to walmart very often. I am now going to slow down the food buying as I am well stocked and caught up on the things I was low on. Now I am going to concentrate on ways to heat home and cook. I will be looking into solar as well. There is a company that i am looking at for solar called 4 Patriots.com. They sell the solar generators but not cheap. They can run as much as $4.000, but are the real deal. I think they do have cheaper ones as well and I think you can make payments. Now that driveway is done and paid for, I am going to start saving for one. I think you can make payments on it each month, but not sure on that. I think the $4000 one is on sale at 1/2 price right now. It would be worth checking into. And I think you can add solar screens to it for longer use. I know things are lining up and war is going to happen at some point. Russia, Iran and Turkey are our enemies and they want to destroy Isaeli. But we are their alleys and Russia feels we need to be out of the picture before they can attack Isaeli. So Russia already has the weapon that will take us out. It will cause a country wide EMP and destroy our military and kill millions of people. This is what I am trying to prepare for now. All this is in the Bible as to what is going to take place in the end times. Isaiah 9:10 John 8, Acts, Ezekiel 37, isaiah 17, jeremiah 49, Russia is Maggog accordain to Ezekiel 38:15 and 39:2 maggogs army has many allies, Persia, which is now Iran, That changed to Iran in 1935. Damasus will be a burning heap and we will be out of the picture as Russia will sent that weapon to cause an EMP. So much of my Bible prophecy study is really beginning to make since. So please be ready as the end is very close now. I just hope I can get fully prepared within the next year. As we really don't know if Trump will win or what is going to happen. But I don't think things are looking good for the USA right now. And yes I am over this impeachment mess as it is covering up what is really going on in this world.
  10. Mt Rider, you are right on. Just got an e-mail about it. Seems there is some medal in it. This is really getting out of hand. What is the problem with the FDA? Have they just stopped checking our food and drugs? Failed system for sure.
  11. I was going to go to walmart today to pick up some more shelve paper to finish the kitchen cabnets after I took car in for inspection. As it turned out, I called the place we take it to and they said it would be a couple of hours. No big deal, I could do that and then go to walmart. When I got there they said it would be several hours. So I was going to leave and a man that just picked his car up asked where we live and I told him the neighborhood and he said he is from the fire department right down the street and he would take us home. So we did that. So I got to meet one of our firemen. Very nice guy. We talked about all the construction going on and found out we are getting another hotel, another 7 eleven on other side of street and so much more. He said they are building another fire station as the 2 we have can't handle the growth. It;s going to be bad and I am so ready to get out of VA. If only I could. He said our roads and schools cannot handle the overload. We couldn't pick car up till after 4 pm and I was not going to walmart and end up in there after dark. Not the best place to be after dark. So will try to finish up tomorrow. So I ironed clothes and did a few small things that needed to be done. Jeepers hope you are doing better today. Mt. Rider I would love to mark my kitchen off as completed. But today held that job up. May tomorrow be a better day.
  12. Ambergris, Va has gone total blue. The websites were We The People at newsletter@wethepeopledaily.com and Conservative HQ at info@conservativehq.com.. For some reason it won't let me send it to here. The subject for Conservative is have you voted? It's conservatives against Soros and Hollywood in today's VA elections. Also it was in the local newspaper, The VA pilot how the state has won both the house and sentate. Plus our crazy governor Ralph Norstrom has already come out and said he is banning all assult weapons and passing the red flag or whatever it is they call that. Someone asked if he was going to take all guns from VA citizens and he just said first thing first, we will see about that later.. He is the one that decided abortion should be to term and if the baby lives through it, to just let it lay there and die. Doctors were not to help the child. And yes George Soros, pro abortionist, Family clinics that do abortions, CA and NY were all in on it. They will take one state at a time till they turn them all blue. This is deep state. They want socialism, and the one world government. To do that they must get Donald Trump out of office. They will stop at nothing. It is all about the power. And now on the local news they said that Bloomberg from NY is coming into the race as a Democrat. He also had his hand in the VA election and stated so. We have not had both the house, senate, and governor democrats since 1993. This state is doomed for desaster. Northern VA is the worst. Now with the gerrymandering that took place we lost our local delicate to a democrat. We have never had a sweeping win that set stage for a total control of VA . Also Ralph Norstrom was a pediatician. So how in the world would he be for abortion like he is. I will try to find the other info and hope to be able to transfer it to here. My computer is very old with a lot of issues, with one being the keys stick and I have to hit them hard to get them to work.
  13. Mt. Rider, I hope that this winter won't keep you down to much. I know I have slowed down a lot from old age. But I keep trying to get things done. It's not alway easy but just keep at it. I think the kitchen cabnets got the best of me. But it is done. So going to try to move on to next project. I am glad that you were able to get out and do a bit of shopping. I am also going to be relying on some of the long term foods. I have powdered eggs and the oval easy eggs. They are not bad once you get used to them. And they work great in baking. Seems that fix a flat must work. Thanks for the heads up on that Jeepers. I have seen it in stores but never heard anyone that used it before. So since I have to go to wallyworld tomorrow, I will pick up a couple of cans if they have it. Also have to go get car inspected. So will get both done tomorrow. I really do need to get my car washed and this time I am taking it to a car wash. I usually do it, but with driveway out right now, I can't get car in back yard to get it done. Maybe in another week I can drive on it. I sure hope so. Hoping DH doesn't want to go with me tomorrow so I can take my time to find things I really need to stock up on. He slows me down a lot with his walking. And I don't like just letting him wander off by hisself as his balance is really bad and he won't use the carts to ride around on.
  14. Ambbergris, I don't know who cookiejar is. But I do hope she is ok. She must have been a member long before me. No thinks to George Soros, New york and CA. VA has gone total blue. Seems that the outsiders, pro abortionist, planned parenthood from CA and NY both along with George Soros bought themselfs some dems to do their bidding. There has to be a way to stop these people from interfering in the elections of other states like this. So VA will become like CA and we are doomed.
  15. Jeepers, I'm glad you are ok. Those falls can be bad. I do know how the neck problems can be. I have a plate with 4 screws and godiva bone from C4 to C7. It can be painful and radiate into the shoulders and arms. Have you checked with doctor about getting an MRI. Mine showed the bones had collasped on the spinal cord and was causing all my pain. And if you ever have to have surgery for something like that, always go to a neruologist, never an orthopedic. Spinal cord is nothing to play around with.
  16. I have enough of my own canned veggies to last me a year. So I am good. the only thing is corn. We do not have enough room in back yard to plant that. But we do have green beans, butterbeans,, squash, tomatoes, to hold us. All this is from my garden. So should be ok. Hoping nothing else gets recalled but I am sure something will. The FDA is a failed system.
  17. Homesteader, the room is coming along and looking great. Can't wait to see the finished product. I know you will greatly enjoy it when it is finished. I have still be working on the kitchen cabnets. More to do than I thought. This time I changed up a lot of things to make it easier for me to find things. Still have the cabnet under stove and sink to do and then that job is done. So hoping to finish up in the morning and move on to another room. With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, I need to give the house a good cleaning. So that will be next on my list. General cleaning just doesn't cut it for the long run. Windows need cleaning after all the cement dust from driveway. That was one big mess. So far I had just hosed off the whole house and used DH's air hose to blow off the dust from the brick on house, then hosed it down. But it is all still in the garage and I have only got it halfway cleaned up. Will have to take everything off of shelves to clean them and wipe and wash up things that were on the shelves. Need to do that anyway as I want to do something different on those shelves for storage. I did get all the summer and winter clothes switched out. Just have a couple of boxes to go to shed. So that job is done. As far as preparing, I have also been taken inventory of all the food we have stored. With all the oldest food now in kitchen. Will be getting to the closets after the first of year as that is going to be one hard job. Three closets are full of long term storage as well as store bought foods for long term. Only wish I had some help on that one. But looks as though I am on my own. DH just gets to tired even though he tries to help me. I really don't want to ask him for help unless it is something I really need the help with. Daughter works and is in college so not going to ask her as she is really working hard on her college coarses and both grandkids that are still around here are both working and in college as well. So it has been a tough year for getting help with some things. But I am getting there. Daughter only has one year left to go.
  18. Just found this while lurking around. If this is what was going on in 2010 to 2013. Just think about what is about to happen in the next couple of years. already i have seen our homes being devalued and realestate taxes going up. Though that is here in VA. Can't answer to what is going on in other states on this. Also seeing less food in grocery stores. Some things we used to buy we can't get any longer unless it is on line. I am seeing an increase in food prices as well as clothing. What are you guys seeing now that either relate to what went on a few years ago compared to what is happening now? I think that the 20/20 elections are going to be the end of society as we know it. We are heading down a slippery slope and I don't see a way out. My gut feeling is starting to tell a story of I am not preparing fast enough for things to come. Nor do I really know how to prepare for the unknown. But civil unrest, famine, water shortage in some places, our weather changing like it is. What is your take on this?
  19. So what's next. Seems something is being recalled all the time now. Drugs and food. I have never seen the Mann's products here but will keep an eye out. As for Sysco, that is a food distrabution center and one of the center's is located not far from us. My son in law used to work for them. It's getting to the point you don't know what is safe to eat anymore. We have already had to have our blood pressure meds changed due to constant recalls on it.
  20. That picture is beautiful. Great job Annarchy. My father was an artist but was more commercial. He did the store adds for Giant Open air markets for newspaper. Designd bank bags for the banks. and did advertising for Leggett's department stores and furniture stores as well. he did do some drawings but nothing like what you did. You have a great talent. Love it. Still working on the kitchen cabnets but almost done. Only have the one under the stove and one under the sink and I am done. Got a great deal of reorganizing done in process. So happy with that. But 4 days on this one project is rough. Hoping to move on by tomorrow afternoon to another project that needs to get done.
  21. Out of the Ordinar: We have gone through what you are going through. I hope that things go a lot smoother for you in finding a new doctor. Not many good ones left around here. The doctor I worked for was also mine and DH family doctor. he was 81 when he had to retire for medical reasons. Bad part was when Obama pulled that obama care and our edlery patients couldn't find a doctor that would still take mediare. We to found ourselves in that boat. We did find one doctor in area that we had all our patients go to and then to hang in there till hopefully things changed and they could find better doctor. We have changed doctors 3 times since then. Hoping this one will be better. He is internal medicine and takes care of both thyroid and diabetic also. The doctor I worked for was internal med. That might be your best bet is to look for internal medicine doctors verses a family doctor. They take care of a much wider range of illnesses. But beware not all are that good. Will be praying that you will find the right doctor soon..Also I will tell you what DH's neuro doctor told him to do for the high Blood pressure. Drink a small glass of wine. It should bring your BP down. He said if it does not take it down to go to ER. You could try drinking a small glass and try relaxing. Hopefully it will go down.
  22. Wow. Mexican Birthday. Love the jar. The two of you look so sweet together. I know you guys had a great time with your friends. I love mexican food as long as it's not to spicy. I am still working on kitchen cabnets. Used to be able to get it done in one day and now I will be 3 days getting it done. Got all the cabnets with food in it done and new shelf paper down. Had to move some food around from back of house to kitchen. So the older food would all get used up first. And yes the cold weather is here and it's not really that cold yet but my hands are killing me. They said I need knuckle replacement. But I am not going there. As long as I can use my hands I'm good. Though I am not to good on the key board again tonight. Off to the pots and pans tomorrow morning. And then get the summer clothes put in dresser in spare room. So much to get done and feel I will never catch up. But it is what it is. I will get there eventually. DH is swollen bad today and had to take double on his fluid pills. But was able to get out and vote. We picked a time when it wasn't very busy, so it would be easy on him. In and out in no time. No waiting.
  23. Was in the 30s this morning. And warmed up to low 60's this afternoon. DH was cooking collards at market, So got clothes started and then started cleaning out the upper kitchen cabnets. Put in new shelf paper. And went through the dishes I haven't used in a couple of years. going to pack them up to put in shed for the grandkids. I have one grandchild that is planning to buy a house when she and her DH get transferred. So she will be wanting some things that I have packed away for her now and will see if she wants any of those other dishes that I am going to pack up tomorrow. Got the cabnets more organized now and going to start the lower cabnets and last 2 upper cabnets tomorrow. The last 2 upper cabnets has all my can goods that are the oldest. Going to go through those and get them all to the front. Then the cabnets under the side cabnets has a few can goods and pastas that we are going to be using up this winter. Going to clean that up and make sure all the older foods are to the front. The 3 closets that house our food storage will get done after the first of year. Been at it since 5 am this morning, so I am very tired right now. And I hate this time change, it was dark at 5:30 tonight. So now we have to deal with that for about 3 months before we start seeing it stay light a bit longer. Wish they would have left the time like it was.
  24. The adrendal gland meds came in today so will start that tomorrow. Hoping to feel a big difference by end of month. Already feeling a difference from the Bovine thyroid meds. labs will be done end of month. So wll see what happens. Really hoping it is working so I will have that back up. right now with the synthroid, I am 6 months ahead of the game. But might not be able to get any if SHTF. I think that was me that forgot to finish a post and never hit submit. Think it was DH was calling me as he scratched himself and was bleeding all over the place. Gotta love blood thinners. Sorry for that.
  25. Have been cleaning out kitchen cabnets all day. Did the ones with the dishes first, using new shelve paper. Tomorrow I will be doing all cabnets that house the food. Need to pull everything out and change shelve paper as it is worn out. Then I am going to get all the oldest cans together and get them in kitchen cabnets to be sure they get used first. When that is finished, I am hoping to have a better place for pastas, I have most in mylar bags but need to repackage a few more that I got on sell. I have some now that were put in canning jars with o2 absorbers and dry vacummed. Don't want to use my canning jars for this as it takes up to many that I need for my canning. Went though most of the spices and was able to get many of the larger bottles in top shelf of a corner cabnet that I keep my spices in. Still have that box of spices I need to get out of closet and figure out what to do with them. need to come up with storage plan for spices. We do use a lot of them. And the grocery store that went out of business,, Yes I was buying $7.00 a jar spices for .50 cents each. Couldn't pass that up.
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