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The real reason to go to a county fair

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I have blogged a lot lately about the county fair and how to enter your quilts and jams to win ribbons and it is really fun for me. On Saturday it was our family's time to go to the fair! Lots of photos! My jar of "Pineapple Jam" sold for $15 at the auction to benefit the fair. My daughter Kristin came home to visit and go to the fair. She was really happy with the first place ribbon for "Sophie's Twister", since Sophie is her goddaughter. It really made me happy to have Kristin and David together for my first place ribbon on "Beauty & the Beast". This is my happy picture! The "Best of Show" ribbon went to my friend Mary Adkins she is a very talented quilter. She entered this stack and whack quilt, that is quite beautiful. I think I am going to take a class on how to make this style. I heard that they are easy to make. Next year I'll try again to beat her! What would the fair be without popcorn. Ed Adkins volunteers his ta…

BEETS, anyone for beets! UPDATE

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UPDATE! The two men in these pictures are my father-in-law and my husband. They did help us a lot and did some jar packing. We are lucky women to have these two men in our lives! Love you honey! Well I haven't got much sewing done this week. The little ones allergies had him coughing, so the doctor is where we went Monday morning. His Dr. Is a nice woman, has six kids of her own, and a lot experience. She put him on Singular at night and he is doing better. On the way home, we stopped at the park and walked around the lake, until we got a call for cheesecloth from my mother-in-law, she had beets, a lot of them. Could we please stop by with cheesecloth and help. She had (5) five gallon buckets of beets.

There is a lot of work to canning beets. Washing, cut tops to 2", boil once until the skins will slide off, cool in cold water. Cut the rest of the top off, then peel (if they have boiled long enough most of the skins will slide right off) don't boil to much or they wi…