Well got 5 pints of pickled hot peppers done. The best part is that I didn't burn my hands this year. Turns out gloves are not just for sissies.
In yet another effort to become more self sufficient, we are venturing into rabbits. I found some rabbits on our local radio party-line yesterday. I will be going to get them tomorrow. I have some old rabbit hutches in the pole shed that we have used for chickens and quail that I will be using for the rabbits. My biggest challenge will be the heat. we have has a record hot summer and rabbits don't like the heat. I found alot of information on how to care for rabbits in the heat at this site http://fogcityrabbitry-meatblogs.blogspot.com/.