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Pickled Beans, Large and Small Batches

Large Batch Pickled Beans: Use about 5 gallons of freshly picked green beans to make about 14 quarts pickled beans. Carefully wash and trim beans. Into each hot, clean quart jar put: 2 cloves of garlic 1 head dill weed 1 t crushed chili peppers Fill with carefully cleaned and trimmed beans, allowing 1 inch […]

Measuring the Speed of Light with Chocolate

One of the fundamental scientific quantities in the universe is the speed of light.  It is a huge number—about 300,000,000 meters per second or 186,000 miles per second—and is basic to electricity, magnetism, particle physics, cosmology, and the theory of relativity. And, what’s really cool, most homes nowadays have the tools to measure it! We […]

Wordless Wednesday: Marshmallow Sculptures

 

Wordless Wednesday: Desserts, Gluten Free

 

Is School Closed for Harvest?

So, here we are, almost a month and a half after beginning our school year.  How has it gone?  Well, we garden…and we understand intimately why pioneer schools were often rather empty during harvest season. Between salsa making, picking squashes, canning applesauce, and more, we have had many fewer full school days than we wished.   […]

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