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I’ve two bits of news to share.  The first is that we’ve just harvested about a 1/2 bushel of beets from the raised bed in my greenhouse.  This is the first year that we’ve grown so many beets.  We’ll be pickling and canning them.  It’s been rather interesting trying to find a good recipe for pickled beets.  It seems that recipes vary widely, almost as much as the amount of sugar in each recipe.  Also, there are many combinations of spices that can be used.  We’ll either find a recipe that suits us, or we’ll tweak a recipe that’s close.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

The second thing is that our electric chicken fence stopped working the other day.  As it turns out, the hot wire disconnected from the charger.  I turned off the fence and reconnected the wire.   I thought the disconnect worked for the whole system.  As I discovered, it only turns off the fence itself.  So, now I’m sitting inside writing to you good people and feeling like I now have arthritis from head to toe.  At least the fence doesn’t even come close to the way I felt after lightning got me when I was a teenager.

So, if you have a recipe for pickled beets that you’d like to share, please do.  And, for those of you who have to work on or near electric fences, please be sure to disconnect all power sources before doing said work.  Brightest of blessings, everyone.


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