Tag: The Busy Mama

Hats off to Tina Manley

Hats off to Tina Manley

Hi Busy Mama Reader, This is a pic that I must share. This is the food storage room of one, Tina Manely. She is part of the same canning group, Rebel Canners on FB. My first response when I saw her picture was WOW and Read More…

Super Easy Recipe to Can Peach Jam !

Super Easy Recipe to Can Peach Jam !

Looking for a super easy recipe to can peach jam? You found it! Ingredients 6 lbs of peaches- rinsed well, 6 1/2 cups of sugar, and 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Directions: Rinse 6 lbs of peaches well and put in pot, pour sugar over Read More…

Aiden of All Trades

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Super Easy Recipe to Can Apricot Jam !

Super Easy Recipe to Can Apricot Jam !

Looking for a super easy recipe to can apricot jam? You found it! Ingredients 4lbs Apricots- rinsed well, 5 1/2 cups of sugar, and 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. Directions: Rinse 4 lbs of Apricots well and put in pot, pour sugar over apricots, place Read More…

Mr. Kyle and His Puzzles

Mr. Kyle and His Puzzles

Our son, Kyle moves to his own beat and he LOVES puzzles up to 300 pieces. The best brief description that I can describe my second son is that he is 5 yr old in a 20 yr old body. He is a vaccine injured Read More…

Peeling Back The Layers To Get To The Almond

Peeling Back The Layers To Get To The Almond

It Is Canning TIme!

It Is Canning TIme!

The best help ever Outlaw Canners on FB Youtube : Suttons Daze Click here to check out Suttons Daze on Youtube

Lockdown Days ???

Lockdown Days ???

Hi there… Not that much to share with the family, doing school at home was what we did before so that wasn’t a change for us. The hardest days were when it rained pretty much all day for a month minus 2-3 days. I like Read More…

First Day on Campus

First Day on Campus

After stepping out of the car at LAVCE (Spring term 2020), Aiden turns and takes the pic I requested. 🙂 He actually started college during winter session online so I didn’t get my first day campus pic until yesterday. At the end of the term, he will have 24 units. #cantstophim #selfmotivated

Self Taught Homeschooler Starts College at 15.

Self Taught Homeschooler Starts College at 15.

Like his two older brothers, Aiden at the age of 15 aka kid #4 started college today. 🙂 No special picture of him this morning, he just rolled out of bed and started his classes. Picture below was taken last September. #homeschoolgradstartscollegeat15 -7

Homemade Plum Jam made with …

Homemade Plum Jam made with …

You thought I would write love, huh? too corny.. made with fun maybe. Homemade Plum Jam made with organic plums, organic sugar, and no pectin. Sure was good, I kept some for us and gave jars away.

Anything Goes! Blake and Aiden perform at Knotts!

Anything Goes! Blake and Aiden perform at Knotts!

Anything Goes! Blake and Aiden perform at Knotts! Anything Goes! was the phrase at Blake and Aiden’s performance at Knotts this Labor Day weekend with the Patsy Metzger Dancers. Below is a clip of their three numbers in the performance. You can enlarge the video Read More…

Why Did I Get Up At 7am on August 29th ?

Why Did I Get Up At 7am on August 29th ?

Why did I get up at 7am on August 29th? I got up at 7am to read my power meter at the same time as the meter reader, and confirm it with a picture. I don’t know how other utilities read their customers meters but Read More…

The Busy Mama Garden Update  8/22

The Busy Mama Garden Update 8/22

Boy this summer has gone by quick, I meant to share some pics earlier this month but I always forgot to either bring my phone or charge my phone to take them. Yes, you can have a garden and conserve water. I put 2 links below if you are curious as to how you can do it.

These pics are only of the front yard, tomorrow I will post another with the garden in the back. 🙂

Next to the street
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Raspberries, Strawberries, and Blackberries

Raspberries, Strawberries, and Blackberries

Cactus and Raspberries Outside the Garden Fence
Cactus and Raspberries Outside the Garden Fence

Our Olive tree is developing olives!
Our Olive tree is developing olives!

The Path to the Left- Dwarf Oranges, Almond Trees, Rebecca the Lemon Tree, and Mega Grape Vines

Dwarf Oranges, Almond Trees, Rebecca the Lemon Tree, and Mega Grape Vines

Under the Hoop- Peppers,Figs, Eggplants, Peaches, Oranges, and Berries

Peppers, Figs, Eggplants, Peaches, Oranges, and Berries


Check out this article>>> Using grey water for irrigation
Check out this article>>>Modern farmer-Laundry-to-Garden: How to Irrigate with Graywater
Not pictured Another fig, Pomegranates, Mango, Apricots, More Oranges and Apples.
Pictured but not mentioned several citronella and lavender plants to combat any mosquitoes and basil to assist with flies.