Sunday, January 25, 2009

My Canning Jar SCORE

My Mom was telling one of her good friends that I had started canning this past summer. She told Mom that she had some canning jars AND a pressure canner in her attic and told Mom to ask me if I wanted them. Uh....Yeah!

So Mom picked them up for me and brought them over to the house today. LOOK at what I got!!!! I had no idea it would be so many jars AND a pressure canner! I am so excited!!

I can't wait to start canning this summer.

I promise to fill some of those jars with goodies and return them to you!

Thank You, Thank You, Thank you!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Homesteading Classes at Carriage Hill

Homesteading Classes at Carriage Hill

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Traditional Butchering
Watch the age-old activity of processing the meat that was the staple in the 19th century farmer's diet. On Saturday the hog is scraped, cleaned and cooled. On Sunday the meat is prepared into the various cuts such as ribs, roasts, and hams. Also, watch as meat is then salted, cured, and also made into sausage. Call 278-2609 for details.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
From Seeds To Harvest
Learn how to grow, harvest and use herbs. Special information will be provided on Sweet Woodruff, which is used in May Wine. Refreshments provided

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BOIL THE SUGAR DOWN: Sweeteners on the Farm
During the 1880s, farmers had a variety of natural sweeteners that they collected. Spring-time meant boiling down maple sugar into sweet syrup. Come visit an 1880's sugar camp and learn how maple sugar was collected on the farm.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
From Sheep to Shawls

The role that sheep played on the farm will be discussed for this comprehensive program. Watch as the sheep are sheared for the spring at 2 pm. Help card wool and watch as fabric is dyed using traditional methods. Come hear about the spinning process and factory production of wool. Watch spinners and weavers process the wool into yarn.


Carriage Hill MetroPark
7800 E. Shull Road
Dayton, Ohio 45424
(937) 278-2609

Monday, January 12, 2009