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Hi everyone

Little update - been making soap from scraps, apple cider vinegar from scraps, leaving the veg patch to fallow over the summer, had some volunteers and abandoned veg come through, cosmos and zinnias gone while, many weeds up the block, pressure canning adventures (so far applesauce, tomatoes and chickpeas), mulching, chopping down old gross banna groves and staining my pants, making dog biscuits, watching my native trees grow bigger, looking after the chooks :) 

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Comment by Sophie on April 6, 2021 at 10:24

Thanks everyone - PS the apple cider vinegar from scraps was dead easy and came out great. I used the peels and cores from the leftovers of applesauce making. I used this recipe https://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2015/02/how-to-make-apple-cider...

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 5, 2021 at 21:19

Just love American Baked Beans. Breakfast on you next week Andy????

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 5, 2021 at 21:16

Everything is looking fabulous Sophie, I am really impressed with your keen interest you show in all you take on and the quality of the goods you are producing, Congrats!!!!

Comment by Christa on April 5, 2021 at 17:25

Well done Sophie, you have mastered some different skills, especially soap making.  Your dog is lucky to have homemade chews.  The  apple cider vinegar sounds great. Keep up the good work.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 4, 2021 at 14:23

My American style baked beans (done in October last year) were cracked open this morning.  They tasted great.  Still two large bottles of them and 3 Tex/Mex to go. Oh, and my 15 bottles of tomato pasta sauce. I'm still impressed about the apple scrap vinegar. 

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