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Home Canned Peaches

Peach season is going to be over before we know it where I live, so this is post is coming in the nick of time! Our family generally cans peaches every other year, and this happened to be a peach canning year! It is a whole family affair for us. Yes, there are people who can peaches on their own.…

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Family Fun

Inexpensive Rural Date Night Ideas

My husband and I enjoy taking a night once in a while and doing something as a couple. Life gets in the way sometimes, and we decided before we ever got married that we wanted to designate time specifically to spend with each other, instead of getting caught up in the whirlwind of work and chores. We like to call…

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Entering Canned Goods in the County Fair

Each year, a local county holds its annual county fair. Many years ago, my mom, aunt, and I entered some things into the fair’s competitions. My mom entered some home canned pickles, my aunt entered some home canned zucchini relish, and I entered some amateur photography of flowers and butterflies, as well as a crocheted baby afghan. I do not…

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Visiting Some of Pennsylvania’s State Parks

The state of Pennsylvania contains over 120 state parks. One of the great things about these is their free admission! Some states surrounding Pennsylvania charge a fee to enter the park and use their facilities. Thankfully, Pennsylvania grants access to hiking trails, picnic facilities, beaches, and pools for free! Over the years, my family has visited about 15 different state…

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