Saturday, July 27, 2013

Quick Takes (28) - Question Edition

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I haven't done Quick Takes since the middle of last October.  I'm always amazed when I see that people have done hundreds of them.  How do you do it?

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Is anyone going to the Chesterton Conference in Worcester, MA?  We were back and forth for a while about going but finally committed to it about a month ago.  I am hardly prepared but I can't wait to get there.  There's nothing like being surrounded by thoughtful, intelligent people who are also a lot of fun.  The "Catholic drinking" in the evenings doesn't hurt either!

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What was I thinking?  Okay, that a rhetorical question.  I was on vacation this week and had grand plans of getting the garage cleaned out.  Yeah right!  I may have gotten about a tenth of it done; but that part definitely looks much better.

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I think that when we get back from the above conference, the vegetables are going to be coming in fast and furious and we're going to need to start preserving.  I'm fine when it comes to tomatoes and other acidic things, but I have never pressure canned.  I think the amount of beets and beans that we will be picking will require that.  Any recommendations on canners?  On recipes and techniques? 

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Did you do the 7 in 7 challenge?  How'd you do?  I found it pretty hard; not for lack of things to write about, mostly just lack of time and energy. 

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Does anyone have dairy goats?  It has been something I have been wanting to do for a while but still need to put up a fence and build a barn for them.  Any advice or recommendations?
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"No sceptical philosopher can ask any questions that may not equally be asked by a tired child on a hot afternoon.” – GKC in George Bernard Shaw

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Have a great weekend!


  1. I'd have to answer "no" to most of your questions...I've only done a few quick takes myself and lately I haven't had the time or energy to blog either. I've been busy cleaning out our basement of teacher things I will no longer be needing (Lord Willing).

  2. I've never ever done a Quick Takes. I don't know that I'd have 7 things to write about. :-)

  3. I've just started canning this summer. I feel pretty good about my pickling and jams, which is the only thing I've done. I hope I feel as confident in January when I go to open a jar! I'm not ready for pressure canning yet.