Tag Archive for ask granny

Tattler Reusable Canning Lids

Tattler 2 Piece Lid & Gasket

Hello Mrs. Grossman, I just had what I would call a catastrophic failure. I finally got the courage up to use the new tattler lids yesterday. I had 36 of them and 19 DID NOT seal. Now, I have been canning for approx. 23-24 years with a brief 6 year hiatus when I had 4…

Why Won’t My Yeast Bread Rise?

Crusty Whole Wheat Bread

My wife and I are having a terrible time making yeast bread. Every recipe we have tried has failed to rise. Any idea what we may be doing wrong? We have tried about 5 different recipes including yours and cannot get the bread to rise. Harold Harold – Without more information I’d have to guess…

What Is The Easiest Animal To Raise For Meat?

Meat Rabbit

Dear Granny – You do some animal raising and I’m sure you know quite a bit more than myself. My question is, what is the easiest edible animal to raise? The best starter animal that is, both in price and in headaches. When I get my own farm going, I hope to not have to…

Which Tomato Is Best For Canning & Making Sauces?

Making Tomato Juice

Dear Granny, Which tomato should I grow for canning and making sauces? Which is good for eating? What is so great about heirlooms? Are hybrids better? Is there tomatoes that produce all during the season or do they produce one big crop at the same time? Susan Susan – A lot depends upon location, personal…

How Long Can A Fresh Laid Egg Sit Out In Summer Weather?

Spring Eggs

Hi Granny- I realize that you might not be able to get to this question for quite a while, but that’s okay. I’ll wait. I was wondering how long a fresh laid egg can sit out in summer weather before being refrigerated and still be okay to eat. I’m chicken-sitting and there was a day…

What Kind Of Sheep & Goats Do You Raise?

Sheep Grazing Near Apple Trees

Granny – You talk about your sheep and goats often. What type breeds do you have? Meat or milk goats? And do you use your sheep for meat or mainly wool? What breeds are they? I raise pure bred Border Cheviot sheep. I also have 3 sheep MontadaleX Cheviot ewes that I bought this past…