Story Ava

ted

Veteran Member
Thank you Kathy, I am happy you had a few moments to write. It would be nice if that meant things were slowing up for you but...This is still 2020.
 

Griz3752

Retired, practising Curmudgeon
SEE!! Told ya' we'd be here!
Hope the birthday celebration was a good one & no skin was lost fixing the tractors.

Thank you.
G.
 

Old Gray Mare

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Chapter 82 said:
And as troublesome of a freak as Daniel Edgar was becoming in my life, he wasn’t my biggest worry.
A phycopath with a badge who wants her dead is not her "biggest worry.".

Now I know I've missed something but have no idea what? Never know where her stories are going to take us. This is going to be good.
 

Griz3752

Retired, practising Curmudgeon
A phycopath with a badge who wants her dead is not her "biggest worry.".

Now I know I've missed something but have no idea what? Never know where her stories are going to take us. This is going to be good.
So, Kathy's work may not accelerate 0-60 in 4.4 seconds on a regular basis but that doesn't mean she's not clipping the apexes as she navigates the road she's laying down for us; I always snug up my seat belt.

Besides, there is no guarantee she won't go all Cha Cha Muldowney on us and put the pedal through the firewall. She's trapped me a couple of times over the last few years.

My bones tell me a high octane run is looming.
 

Kathy in FL

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Okay, it's official. I'm tee'd off at myself for messing up where I was going with Ava just because life had me have an attitude. So, I'm stopping for a couple more days and I'm working on Up On Hartford Ridge. In the next couple of hours I'll have posted some brand new chapters ... not edited ones that have been previously posted but new ones. As soon as I'm finished adjusting my attitude with Ava I'll get back to it. Thanks for your patience.
 

beaglemama

Contributing Member
Thank you for all the work you put into your stories. Also thanks for letting us know it's just the creative process being a pain in the butt and you're not in the hospital or anything. (((hugs)))
 

ReneeT

Veteran Member
Do whatever you need to do - the current climate is not conducive to a good attitude about darn near anything!

We'll be here to read when you are ready to write - you have an awful lot on your plate right now that you need to take care of worse than us; and your sanity is way more important than our addiction lol!
 

Shotgun Willy

Contributing Member
Okay, it's official. I'm tee'd off at myself for messing up where I was going with Ava just because life had me have an attitude. So, I'm stopping for a couple more days and I'm working on Up On Hartford Ridge. In the next couple of hours I'll have posted some brand new chapters ... (SNIP) Thanks for your patience.
Don't worry about our patience, as far as priorities, we're low on the totem pole. We're thankful for anything we can get.
That being said, it'd be awsome when you add to the stories if you could post what chapters they are because I can never remember where I stopped. (not that I really mind rereading)
 

Kathy in FL

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Don't worry about our patience, as far as priorities, we're low on the totem pole. We're thankful for anything we can get.
That being said, it'd be awsome when you add to the stories if you could post what chapters they are because I can never remember where I stopped. (not that I really mind rereading)
I had stopped posting/editing at Ch 70 for a while. I managed to mess up and 72 is out of order but it is there, just after Ch 87 which is a new-new chapter. I am working on Ch 88 right now.
 

Lake Lili

Senior Member
Hope that you are not requiring water wings and a floatie after all the storms you Floridians have been through. Thanks for letting us know that your are alright.

Lili
 

Catshooter

Contributing Member
Kathy,

Thanks for the re-organization, it helps.

I started with ch. 71 to get re-acquainted and Kay-Lee was listing out her milk stores and thought maybe you don't know you can pressure can milk? I learned about it a couple of years ago on a Facebook group called Rebel Canners and have been doing it ever since. Shelf stable and tastes just a bit creamier than before canning.


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Catshooter

Contributing Member
Easy & quick.

Clean jars, fill with milk to a 1" headspace. Wipe rims dry (but not with vinegar, a tiny bit will start to clabber the milk) and put on lids & rings. Load the canner like usual. Vent for 10 minutes then close it up. Bring to the correct pressure for your altitude (10 pounds for me) and as soon as you're there turn off the heat. Leave the canner on the burner. When the pressure is zero, open her up and there you are. The milk is then shelf stable, refrigerate after opening like normal. I found a jar that was 14 months old and it tasted like just canned.

You start with everything room temp. The milk can be room temp or just outa the fridge. Washing the emptied jars in cool/cold water helps keep the calcium from setting onto the glass so much. But it's pretty tough to actually get the jars what most consider 'clean' no matter what you do, short of scrubbing with a Brillo. I can't get my hand inside a jar to do that. They're clean, just a bit cloudy. So I just keep a set of jars for milk only and motor on from there.

The milk will change color just a little along with the taste will get just a bit creamier. Now my experience is only with whole store bought milk but plenty of others have done this with any kind of milk. America is one of the very few places that you usually buy milk refrigerated. Many countries it is canned in one way or another and just sits on a shelf.

I add 2 tbs of sugar & 2 tps of vanilla to each quart because I like it that way. Some of the easiest canning you'll ever do.


Cat
 

ydderf

to fear "I'm from the government I'm here to help"
I can fresh milk in quarts at 10 psi for 5 minutes 1/2 inch head space. Milk I canned in 2017 has yellowed looks similar to evaporated milk in colour. Still works on my cereal. Be careful with the pressure canner. Don't put cold milk in hot sterilized jars, allow the milk to warm before putting it in the sterilized jar.
 

Catshooter

Contributing Member
ydderf,

Great stuff, ain't it? The yellow in your milk is probably due to the 5 minutes at pressure. And yes, big time, don't put cold milk into hot jars! Either allow the milk to warm or the jars to cool, for sure.


Cat
 

Griz3752

Retired, practising Curmudgeon
There's a ton of good information in these stories but sometimes the real nuggets are in the comments. My maternal gran kept three sets of jars and you never wanted to move that stuff around; a confused Gran is a grumpy Gran. That side were Dairy farmers while my Dad's folks were mixed; his mom was just as fussy about cleanliness but they didn't put up much milk so I guess cloudy glass wasn't an issue.

G.
 
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