Saturday, January 3, 2015

A visit to Ordinary Evelyn's

I had the pleasure of visiting my mother, Ordinary Evelyn this past fall.  She is trying to teach me how to make all of these wonderful creations.  We started the day with making pickled beets.  
 Cleaning the beets


 Bringing to a boil in the pickling juice and spices


Mom hand pouring the beets into each jar.   I lasted about 6 jars before my shoulder was killing me.  How does she do this--- jar after jar??    


 Beautiful beets 


9 dozen jars of finished product


Next up--  jams and jellies: 
 Elderberry juice


Cranberries coming to a boil


 More hand pouring into the jars 


 Adding the crushed walnuts



 Cranberry Walnut Jam


 Crabapple juice


Crabapple jelly
A little late on this posting.   What a special honor for Mrs. Evelyn!

WVDA HONORS FOUR “WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE” AT RECENT STATE FAIR OF WV

http://www.wvagriculture.org/news_releases/2014/9-10-14-use.html

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Vacation time!

After a long winter, we planted the gardens then I  headed out for vacation with my daughter to Cape Cod.  The garden planting included 114 hot pepper plants, 600 lbs of potatoes, 2 large patches of sweet corn, peas, lettuce, onions, cabbage. 40 tomato plants, cucumbers, yellow squash and zucchini.   The rhubarb is growing nicely as well as the asparagus.

If you want a great place to stay in Cape Cod, I highly recommend The Seacoast Inn, Hyannis, MA.  http://www.seacoastcapecod.com.  The innkeepers, Terry and Al have been wonderful!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Vandalia Gathering 2014

http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/eyewitness/140523_25668.shtml?wap=0

Come visit the Vandalia Gathering this weekend.  Beautiful weather and wonderfully talented performers and crafters!

Sunday, December 8, 2013


A big thanks to People magazine and Tamarack for featuring my Apple Butter as the WV product in the November food issue.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

It's Pumpkin time!!

Come visit us at the WV Pumpkin Festival 10-3 to 10-6-2013

http://wvpumpkinfestival.org   


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Will miss all my loyal customers at the Vandalia Gathering this weekend

For many years, I have enjoyed meeting old and new customers at the Vandalia Gathering on Memorial Day weekend.   Sadly, the organizers of the event made the decision to exclude crafters from this years events.  I will miss seeing everyone.  If anyone needs any products, please contact me at 304-587-7109.

My next festival will be the WV Arts and Crafts show in Ripley over July 4th weekend.

Everyone have a great Memorial Day Weekend!