In Russia it is said that chickens are milked, and cows carry eggs. (A mockery of those who believe ridiculous rumors.)

Can’t keep up!

Third batch of dried apples will be bagged in about an hour. I have so many apples and too small of a dehydrator. I could keep four dehydrators going 24 hours a day. Nice huh? Apples for winter…

Today I will also dehydrate a row of tomatoes. This is experimental time and I would like to have tomatoes to put in soup this winter. I also will dehydrate turnips for soup. My mind is dancing with the possibilities of what I can make this Winters with all this dried food. Example: Apples can be dropped in hot tea and allowed to re-hydrate while waiting for it too cool enough to drink. Oh my, how good that sounds…

But! I will cut up another dehydrator full of apples before the day is out and get another bag of about 30 apples to use this winter. Svetochka is trying to figure out how to make long term apple juice to store also. We have thousands of apples and I am trying not to waste them…

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Too hot for this bear!

Therefore, I have to pace myself. It rains off and on during the day and the gardens are like a jungle. I have 30 turnips to munch on and they are so good. The rutabagas are getting huge, the carrots are so sweet and the tomatoes are all going to ripen at the same time. The beets are slow this year, but the potatoes are done and sitting patiently in the ground, like good potatoes should do. The beets will grow until first frost and then can be stored inside. The potatoes will be dehydrated for the most part and used for soups and such…

Going to walk the Bozachka and do it before it gets hot. Boza needs to stay indoors when it is hot. The village is fog city and we are leaving right now to look at the foggy Tiny Russian Village…

WtR

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A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...

Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...

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