Friday, September 13, 2013

Our MILKBONE Harvest....

FURST.... today is FRIDAY the 13th..     We want to wish you ALL VERY Good LUCK today.   

Rembember back in the SPRING when we planted our Milkbone Seeds...  WELL they must have really liked their Season in the Sun beclaws we got a BUMPER CROP of them this year.

 There is NOTHING better than a HOME GROWN MILKBONE...  
 BUTT it is REALLY hard to WAIT until they are at their PEAK of Flavor and Size.
 LOOK WHAT ERNIE DID.... He ate HALF a Milkbone... RIGHT OFF THE BUSH.
 It took like 87 minutes fur us to get them Picked... and Rushed to the house.
 We had Mom CAN a BUNCH of them fur us so that they will KEEP FRESH fur Cold WINTER Evening Eating.      You gotta Pick and Can FAST so that they don't lose a BIT of their Crunch and Flavor.
PeeS....   Some of you asked about the POTATOES that Mom Canned...     NO... they will NOT spoil.   The jars will sit on the Shelves in Jennifer Jeep's Room (aka the garage) with NO refrigeration needed.      BUTT you have to know a lot of Rules... like being CLEAN and doing the SEALS right... and NEVER to furget to put some White Vinegar in the canner... so White Film (Calcium) from the water won't get all over the jars and seals.  
  Mom has two types of Canners...  ONE is fur stuffs like tomato Juice and grape juice that have High Acid.  THAT is the Hot Water Bath Canner.       Then she has a PRESSURE CANNER..     For the Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn AND  DEER MEAT... you have to use THAT type.   It has to be kept at 10 #'s Pressure for 40 minutes.   Then when the pressure comes down and the jars start to cool... the SEALS "POP" and all the stuffs INSIDE is totally safe to eat fur at LEAST a year or two.
PeePeeS... the Deer Meat takes LONGER... 90 mins.     When you open a jar it is ALL COOKED and ready to eat... just like TUNA in a can.     In Fact... everythingy that is Safely Home Canned... is fully cooked and ready to Eat or Drink.  
    Both types of canners hold just 7 quarts at a time.

28 comments:

Lovable Lily said...

What a GREAT crop this year! You are so lucky to have such a wonderful harvest. Ernie really ate one right off the tree? Good thing it wasn't raw or filled with bugs.

Now we have two questions... Because you store the 'tatoes out with Jennifer Jeep, don't they get all frozen and stuff? And is Jennifer Jeep allowed to eat any of them if she gets hungry?

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

3 doxies said...

Well, I needs ALL da luck fur m. I thinks I ought to just stay on da couch and do absolutely NUTTIN' today so NUTTIN' will happens to me...or mum.

Nows, I tried to grow me some beer like you did with your milkbones and they not grows. So what is I doin' wrong? Maybe I not has good soil...or maybe I drunk them befores they was ready to be picked.

Puddles

chicamom85 said...

Oh my you had a really nice crop this year. This was my first year of planting and I didn't have quite as many, but hopefully next year. They taste so much better when they are fresh like that. It makes me spoiled for the store bought kind, how about you??


Loveys Sasha

Mr. Pip said...

Oh my dog, it's AMAZING! What a beautiful bounty of milk bones!

My grandma used to can lots of things, but not potatoes. Didn't know that was possible. Glad you won't have to waste any of those yummy potatoes.

Your pal, Pip

Molly The Wally said...

Pawsome harvest there pals. Canning was never big over here but did get some use during the last war. We are rubbish at preserving. Would not know where to start? Mum you are well clever. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Ragdoll Mommy said...

Lol.That made me Laugh!!!! Take care:-)

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Okay - were can we order enough of those bushes to make our own forest!!!!!!!!

Mollie said...

OMD I am so going to plant a Milk bones, youz not teasing mez, coz Im'z Blond..Where do I buy the seed'z from?? Youz got the cleverezt Mom ever, all day canning she doez..You Dudes will'z never go hungry.. xxooxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Coccolino B said...

Wow now that's a special kind of crop! Do you happen to have any raspberry bushes I can come eat? :-)

harrispen said...

Our daddy is always looking for new shrubs to plant in our yard. We think we will tell him about the Milk bone tree and have him plant one for us.

Millie & Walter

Madi and Mom said...

MOL MOL MOL
I want your mom to grow some cat nip to can for me!! She could plant it right by the Milkbone tree.
hugs madi your bfff

Amber DaWeenie said...

You guys all have really GREEN paws to be able to harvest such a great crop. Think I'll come move in with you. We're lucky if we have a freezer full of...TV Dinners {blah}

Sarge said...

Hey F-n-E!
Wow, what a great crop this year! Home grown always tastes better than the box version. BOL I think next year you should plant bunches and set up a stand to sell them. Think of all the green papers you could earn...and the toys you could buy with them! Gee, I'm kinda hungry now, so I'll go ask Dad for a milkbone snacken.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Quick - tell us where we can buy the seeds for that tree!
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Two French Bulldogs said...

BOL, we are totaling planting one this year
Benny & Lily
PS. Hope the neighbors don't see you

Noodles said...

Canned Milkbones? Frankie you are a genius! I thought planting them was smart . . . but canning!
Wow.
Love Noodles

GOOSE said...

Milk Bone trees and canned deer meat....where do you live? Heave? I'm coming for a visit.
Blessings,
Goose

Idaho PugRanch said...

Nothing grew in our garden this year, butt 2 tomatoes! We do have deer meat in the freezer though
hugs
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Casey said...

I tried to plant a milk bone tree, but I guess I have a black paw, because nothing grew!

scotsmad said...

A BUMPER crop! You are all set for winter. SHE went into the shop the other day for our breakfast Lucky Bones and the shelf was EMPTY!! You are so lucky to have your own stock!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Roxy hope ERNIE is okay after eating a not quite ripe Milkbone!

Mitch and Molly said...

We knew our mom forgot something this past spring - to buy a Milkbone tree! We're writing it on the calendar so next year, she'll remember!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Sagira said...

Wow, your mom is a PRO at canning food. :)

See you tomorrow! Will only be me since Tempest is in HEAT! AHHHH

Murphy said...

Our mom told us that her mom used to always smile when she heard the lids seal when she canned. Of course we will never hear this for ourselves. Maybe we can get mom to plant a milkbone bush. Looks like you got a very good crop!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Team Beaglebratz said...

Mom Kim here - sure does look like you have got a bumper crop of Milkbones for winter - hope Ernie doesn't get sick from eating that one off the bush.

Right now I don't/can't stay online long - since I have to stand close to the monitor to read, it bothers my back but when I read all the lovely comments on our blog, any discomfort is gone - that is overshadowed by all the gratitude and warm fuzzies I feel.

I know Shiloh'n Diva Shasta sure wish they had a Milkbone bush but they are well stocked with all kinds of treats, including some Milkbones as well as their raw veggies and cottage cheese that they love.

Need to go sit ddown for awhile and snuggle with the B-bratz who are doing quite well after their dinner of kibble, the white of a hard boiled egg and veggies - they are not lacking :)
Mom Kim

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Man, I bet those are the best tasting milk bones EVER!

Ruby said...

HOLY COW PATTIES!!!! What a crop!!! How comes I didn't know abouts these magical trees??!! Where do you find these special trees? A Nursery? Or, do you plant a Milkey Bone in the ground and pee on it and it grows into a FABulous edible tree??!! That's GOTTA be it!!! Oh, I'll gets started right aways....
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Jeanne Pursell said...

This is just THE most exciting news!! We had absolutely no idea that we could grow our very own bone-bones!! We have to get mama up to speed on this right away!! They look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Weekend! Xo Chloe and LadyBug

FiveSibesMom said...

Okay...the FiveSibes just saw your Milk Bone tree and now are wooing at me why we didn't plant one...so cute!!!