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    found the spelling on the recipe card. It is...

    found the spelling on the recipe card. It is hasenpfeffer. It tenderizes older rabbits that might be tougher meat but is also very good eating.

    Hasenpfeffer (German dish) recipe - from my German...
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    we raise rabbits. Have about 60 counting both...

    we raise rabbits. Have about 60 counting both adult and young at the moment but that changes as new litters come or we butcher or sell some. Usually we have around that number most of the time...
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    I make my own lard. It stores in my cool cellar...

    I make my own lard. It stores in my cool cellar for months at a time without getting strong. I put it in large size coffee cans so in case (which hasn't happened) one batch goes bad, it is not a big...
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    Nell, like you say, we didn't miss much except...

    Nell, like you say, we didn't miss much except the internet. Hate to admit I am getting addicted to this silly thing but whatever . . . we cooked over propane and went to bed early. Life went on....
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    Nell, we live in southern Indiana. Our electric...

    Nell, we live in southern Indiana. Our electric went off on the Sunday of the storm and didn't come back until mid day on Friday and then it only came on for half the house.... we found out where we...
  6. they sure sugar coated the information in the...

    they sure sugar coated the information in the article to make it sound all fuzzy and warm, didn't they?
    Aren't we grateful to have this force to 'protect us'?
    Scary news. Anything to do with the...
  7. Thread: Butter...

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    I have an old churn that came down through the...

    I have an old churn that came down through the family and churned every Saturday when we had the dairy farm. Lately, not as often but still use the churn. I skimmed the cream all week off the fresh...
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    excellent.

    excellent.
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    It is 67, grey, and a cold rain at my house today...

    It is 67, grey, and a cold rain at my house today . . . and it is almost the first of July in Indiana. Wish I had a little global warming here. We have had so much rain, the plants in the garden are...
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    run out of peppers..............pickle little...

    run out of peppers..............pickle little green tomatoes. Very good. Mine disappear quickly; need to make more this summer.
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    Poll: well, guys, I don't know if you will believe me...

    well, guys, I don't know if you will believe me but I can find water.
    My husband cannot.
    I have been able to since I was in my teen years. I honestly can . . . but I also see things that will...
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    I love your part of the country. Have visited...

    I love your part of the country. Have visited near J.C often and if I didn't live where I do, I would re-locate there. Friendly people and pretty country. Welcome. Good information and interesting...
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    he is a marvelous kid and I claim him as his...

    he is a marvelous kid and I claim him as his 'honorary' aunt (well, probably great-aunt) if I'm allowed.

    Very smart, funny, and all around nice.
  14. I don't know if we are in the minority but I...

    I don't know if we are in the minority but I agree with you as far as food safety. There may be better tracking etc so we hear about bad food that we might not have before but I also believe there...
  15. Thread: Tea Lovers

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    ah, you beat me Crash with your 100 - I have ...

    ah, you beat me Crash with your 100 - I have only 80 tomato plants out, several with blooms and a couple with green tennis ball size tomatoes.
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    My mother's brother (baby brother) was only 19...

    My mother's brother (baby brother) was only 19 and on a ship in the Pacific during WWll. The ship was bombed; all on board lost. Don't think Mom ever really got over losing him. She spoke of him...
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    true about me not having to worry about the flood...

    true about me not having to worry about the flood waters but my heart goes out to all the people who do have their homes flooded, things ruined with muddy water, and worried about where to sleep till...
  18. Thread: Eat Insects?

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    when I was in Jr. High, about hundred years ago,...

    when I was in Jr. High, about hundred years ago, we had a science teacher who brought in chocolate covered bumblebees and deep fried grasshoppers for us to eat.
    the bees tasted like chocolate...
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    roads all around us closed. We live up about...

    roads all around us closed. We live up about 2/3rd's of a mile fon the side of a hill though so won't bother us. Our front porch overlooks a river valley below us that is creeping out into the fields...
  20. Thread: LindyLu

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    well, the recycling idea is great but I am ahead...

    well, the recycling idea is great but I am ahead of you. We already recycle here in combination with giving me therapy.

    See, I fill the jars - we use the insides as needed - and then I re-fill...
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    Nell, you aren't too far behind us - my spinach...

    Nell, you aren't too far behind us - my spinach is done, have eaten lettuce several times, beets are nearly ready to pickle and we have tomatoes about the size of a tennis ball. Lots of strawberries...
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    have my strawberries planted in a kid's large...

    have my strawberries planted in a kid's large swimming pool; works great. Have done that for three years now.
  23. Thread: LindyLu

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    sorry.........I need my therapy badly and...

    sorry.........I need my therapy badly and couldn't give away any help for my sanity. Very possessive over my pretty colorful jars........I would almost give you my (almost but not really ) first born...
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    My dad came from Ky and he told me that he has...

    My dad came from Ky and he told me that he has eaten both 'coon and possum. I think I could stand the raccoon before possum; they are just nasy looking animals to me.........the thought of eating a...
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    It may not be the 'safest' place on earth but it...

    It may not be the 'safest' place on earth but it is what I know and what I am used to, so I think as long as possible in whatever situation, I am going to stay right here on my hillside in the...
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