Category Archives: Provision Room

100 lbs.

    “The strawberry is the wonder of all the fruits…” Roger Williams founder of Providence in 1636       The truck was cleaned and ready to go. The morning chores had been finished and breakfast had been hastily eaten. Two loads of laundry hung fresh and clean on the laundry line, snapping in […]

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Cobs of Corn, an Unexpected Flood and Beautiful Tomato Sauce

  Wow, well, it feels like we have had quite a week. Every day held new adventures, chaos, challenges and blessings. I am glad tomorrow is Sunday so we can all breathe and rest a little. Sadly, the Happy Mortician (as we call Abby, husband and father of this large family) has to work so […]

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Green Beans for Winter {plus some tips for surviving canning season}

Green and yellow beans. Are they not a staple in most canning pantries? I have fond childhood memories of snapping beans with my brother and sister while watching old black and white movies in the our cool basement … then hearing the noise of the pressure canner in our blue and white kitchen the following […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam {without pectin}

  {Aren’t my helpers so sweet?}   The rain is gently falling, watering our gardens and rose bushes … this has been a very rainy summer. I suppose in some ways it is a blessing.   Clean laundry is drying on a lovely drying rack we found at a local Mennonite thrift store (one I […]

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Putting up Soups & Stews

      As our sweet baby #8 is due in the fall, I got it into my nesting-inspired brain that perhaps canning some items ahead of time would be prudent. Our baby is due in the beginning of October, which generally is a busy canning season for me. I know that even in September, […]

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