Coffee anyone ?

Bruce

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Doesn't matter how much water you have just drunk, soon as you hit the desert you NEED WATER! DYING OF THIRST! OK, know that is just mental but still, all that sand! No trees!

No 4WD on my Prius Prime. Guess we'll have to meet out at the main road.
 

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Have some fresh coffee -- just made a pot!

Been cutting, chopping, slicing, canning, freezing -- seems like forever! Today will be the last of it for the week.

Looking at just the jars, I'm thinking -- REALLY??? You need this much?? :lol: They'd look a lot better in a cellar. Now, I need to get busy on moving things from a closet to use those shelves for these jars. I see Goodwill getting a donation.
 

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Yes we are near Death Valley, not many people make that connection good job! Were actually closer to the Mexican border and much lower elevation.But don’t believe what you hear it actually gets hotter than 135 just at our place in the shade. In Death Valley and much of the Mojave desert it is usually 15 degrees HOTTER than the news says because their thermometers aren’t here in the heat theyre closer to town. Were so far out in the sand dunes it looks like another planet. Upside of that is we have absolutely no predators cause everything dies before it reaches us. Downside the heat is a predator itself. Today and yesterday were beautiful! Only 115 and 45% humidity and were in heaven
Haha and people say that TEXAS is hot! Haha, you got us beat.
 

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Thanks for the coffee! I could drink the whole pot.

Yesterday I made tomato sauce, cooked it down and made spaghetti sauce. I added mushrooms, onions and celery, along with Italian seasoning, garlic and salt. I precooked the mushrooms, onions and celery, then drained through a colander so I wouldn't be adding more water to my cooked down sauce. I got 13 pints and a quart about 3/4 full that we will have tonight.

We bought a half bushel of okra, cut it up, blanched, vacuum sealed and put in the freezer. A customer wanted tomato sauce, canned jalapenos, eggs, 1/2 bushel of peas, and eggplant, so we took it to them. I made a batch of pico de gallo, that stuff is so good. I was so tired that I left a big pot in the sink full of soapy water, which i never do. I always clean up my canning mess, I'm real particular about my canning supplies. I was just too tired to care. Today I only have a half bushel of Purple Hull peas to wash, blanch and put in the freezer. We are going Elderberry picking and I'll wash those, we'll pick the berries off the stems and I'll wash them again, bag and freeze them. Time to make Elderberry syrup!
 

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We are going Elderberry picking and I'll wash those, we'll pick the berries off the stems and I'll wash them again, bag and freeze them. Time to make Elderberry syrup!
I found a tree one day when I had to take an alternate route to a trail I ride. Dh and I went back and checked it last week, but it's still too soon for berries.
I ordered five elderberries that will be delivered next spring, (I hope!) so we can grow our own and I can supply my kids and friends.
 

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Gave some of these tomatoes (obviously multiplying in the box!!) to my friend & a gallon bag of fresh chopped peppers. Also a half gal of fresh milk & some eggs. Picked up my figs.... :yesss: from last few days of picking. Have 4 trays of these working Now! Super sweet this year -- the heat?

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She'll have this much again about Tuesday. YUM! This tree is loaded big time. They pick and hand to me. Nice friend!! I'll need to get the other cantaloupe in the unit between. Tight schedule. :D =D

Nice break from peppers & tomatoes! But I did get the stuffed peppers in freezer (which is VERY full) & 3 qt bags of peppers & onions chopped and frozen. Love to just grab them ready to use. Need to pull last 7 qts of tomatoes from canner...set on counter by other jars of sauces. This marathon is finally over for this weekend, at least..

I need to go pick elderberry tomorrow...add to list. :lol: Checked them yesterday morning. Should be ready now.

It will be great this winter when I will have enough stored to eat myself into an extra 10#. :idunno Wait -- that may be from the ice cream I buy! ;)
 
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