Latter-day Homeschooling

There is a blog I’d like to tell you all about…I like to peruse it for information and resources for my family’s homeschool. It’s called Latter-day Homeschooling. Pretty easy to remember, right? It’s fun to read about other LDS families and what they choose to do for their school at home whether it’s spiritual or secular learning. Sometimes I find links galore and other times uplifting articles that help keep me going. It’s not an official LDS Church blog, but it is run by those who strive to keep the standards of the church. :D If you haven’t had a chance to read it, I highly recommend it!

I’ve enjoyed preserving several foods, although next year we want to preserve more veggies from the garden we’re planning.  I haven’t done many veggies before, but I’m excited to learn.

 Several websites that I’ve found have been quite helpful.  The first one is probably my favorite (they also happen to sell canning products, but I’ve been able to find them for less locally).

I’m sure there are many more links I could give.  I’ll leave it at those for now.  :)

Ball makes several books with lots of recipes.  I did a search for books on “canning” and came up with several books.  I’m sure the library has some of them.  Some of the titles are:

  • Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving: 400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today by Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine
  • Preserving Summer’s Bounty: A Quick and Easy Guide to Freezing, Canning, and Preserving, and Drying What You Grow by Rodale Food Center and Susan McClure
  • Ball Blue Book of Preserving
  • Canning and Preserving for Dummies by Karen Ward
  • Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving (2nd Rev. Ed.) by the USDA
  • The Joy of Cooking: All About Canning and Preserving by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker
  • Blue Ribbon Preserves: Secrets to Award-Winning Jams, Jellies, Marmalades, and More by Linda J. Amendt
  • The Busy Person’s Guide to Preserving Food: Easy Step-by-Step Instructions for Freezing, Drying, and Canning by Janet Chadwick

I was reading George Washington’s 1st Inaugural Address today as found in 28 Great Inaugural Addresses From Washington to Reagan published by Dover Publications.  It amazes me how humble he really was.  He didn’t say what people wanted to hear for the sake of appearing humble or pleasing to the people of the United States, he was sincere!  Several times he mentions Heavenly Father’s hand in the forming and success of this country.  Without Him, the country would not be successful. If you would like to read the whole address, here’s a couple of links to it online: Image of Washington’s First Inaugural Address with background information and a typed version.

I really liked this quote:

“I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my Country can inspire, since there is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity: Since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained: And since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”



Money-saving Links

I’ll be posting another list of books (some of them are on the above list as well) that was given to me by Dr. Shanon Brooks at a class at the 2006 TJE Forum on being an Entrepreneur.