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1st Annual Free Republic County Fair; Post Your Entries Here
9/19/04 | Hispanarepublicana

Posted on 09/19/2004 8:11:43 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana

Since most FReepers are personally responsible, hard-working, well-prepared, self-sufficient individuals, I thought it would be nice for us to get to brag about the fruits of our labor--whether it be traditional county-fair fare (canning, crochet, quilting, crops, cheeses) or FReeper-oriented fare (political slogans, FReep posters, FReep ideas, breaking news, opus posts, FR handles, FR profiles, posts-of-the-day, etc.) I'm not sure who the judges will be, but you all are welcome to post your entries here.


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Gardening; Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: canning; crops; foods; greatthreads; harvest; hobbies; posts
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As for Mr. HR and I, we have grown more than 50 pounds of tomatoes, 20 pounds of okra, 40 pounds of squash, 10 pounds of melons (experimental) and assorted peppers in our 20X50 ft garden. I have put up tomatoes (raw canned and sun-dried), pickled okra, put up freezer Bread-n-Butter Pickles and Bread-n-Butter Jalapenos, and baked many a squash-casserole. Photos will be forthcoming as soon as I get rested and sober-up this week.
1 posted on 09/19/2004 8:11:43 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana
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To: Iowa Granny; farmfriend; MeekOneGOP; Squantos; FreedomFarmer; prairiebreeze

county fair ping


2 posted on 09/19/2004 8:13:41 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-1986)
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To: hispanarepublicana

How about 38 pints of wild blackberry jam and 8 pints of peach jam? (Actually there were a couple quarts of the blackberry, we ran out of pint jars.)


3 posted on 09/19/2004 8:15:08 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Islamo-Jihadis and Homosexual-Jihadis both want to destroy civilization.)
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To: little jeremiah

wanna trade some okra?


4 posted on 09/19/2004 8:15:52 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-1986)
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To: 2Jedismom

canning ping


5 posted on 09/19/2004 8:17:48 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-1986)
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To: hispanarepublicana

Mmmmm - I LOVE okra, it's one of my favorite vegetables. But I never had it canned.

Mrs. LJ did the jam boiling, I picked most of the berries.


6 posted on 09/19/2004 8:18:57 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Islamo-Jihadis and Homosexual-Jihadis both want to destroy civilization.)
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To: hispanarepublicana

I go wading in the creek in our front yard, pick gallons of sun drenched blackberries wfrom the banks, which I make into pies, cobbler and freeze for the winter. (One of my favorite summer activites :)


7 posted on 09/19/2004 8:21:24 PM PDT by Libertina (Thank God we have President Bush in the White House.)
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To: little jeremiah

we PICKLE the okra.....try it some time.


8 posted on 09/19/2004 8:22:03 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-1986)
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To: Libertina

What time shall I be there for dessert (I'll bring the okra for the crudites), and when exactly can I come over next summer?


9 posted on 09/19/2004 8:24:09 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-1986)
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To: hispanarepublicana

Is it crunchy?

I usually slice it up and stir fry it. Good with rice that way.


10 posted on 09/19/2004 8:24:30 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Islamo-Jihadis and Homosexual-Jihadis both want to destroy civilization.)
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To: hispanarepublicana
BTTT

Stay Safe.......Y

11 posted on 09/19/2004 8:31:10 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: little jeremiah

It's whole, and if pickled correctly, it retains some crunch (like a good pickle).


12 posted on 09/19/2004 8:32:22 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-1986)
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To: hispanarepublicana

You just let me know whne you'll be in town and the the Puget Sound Chapter will do the rest. As The shrew can tell you, (and also DougfromUpland) we LOVE company :)


13 posted on 09/19/2004 8:33:53 PM PDT by Libertina (Thank God we have President Bush in the White House.)
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To: little jeremiah

14 posted on 09/19/2004 8:36:17 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-1986)
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To: hispanarepublicana
In the "home landscape arts" category, here's my entry:

This part took a l-o-n-g time to design and paint:

The beauty is in the details:

I'm pretty proud of my efforts. And in other categories, I can't compete with the amounts of tomatoes grown by others, but if I could, I'd put up my Cherokee Purple & Homestead varieties against anyone's for taste! Oh, and in the 'novelty produce' category, I grew "zucchinetta" - very strange summer squash indeed! Also grew both birdhouse & basket gourds - now I just have to wait all winter for them to harden for next year's "home landscape arts" entry.

15 posted on 09/19/2004 8:53:18 PM PDT by YankeeinOkieville (Dan Rather is obfuscating on thin ice.)
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To: YankeeinOkieville

That is BEAUTIFUL!!! It's like looking in a kaleidescope! What was the inspiration?


16 posted on 09/19/2004 8:55:47 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-1986)
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Had to break my link to photo above because I forgot to resize before hitting "post", but here's some pics:


17 posted on 09/19/2004 9:01:13 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-1986)
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To: YankeeinOkieville

Yowza that really is neat!


18 posted on 09/19/2004 9:01:44 PM PDT by trashcanbred (Anti-social and anti-socialist)
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To: little jeremiah; Libertina

I'll volunteer to judge the jams!!! You'll both have to send some to me....


19 posted on 09/19/2004 9:05:24 PM PDT by YankeeinOkieville (Dan Rather is obfuscating on thin ice.)
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To: YankeeinOkieville

OK! :) Beautiful gazebo, btw! What a lovely project to work on, you did a beautiful job.


20 posted on 09/19/2004 9:07:57 PM PDT by Libertina (Thank God we have President Bush in the White House.)
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