Monday, February 18, 2013

JEAN STARTS ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS

Thought I would start by answering some smaller questions this week.  One of the first is Michael legaly our son?  Yes, he is.  We went through adoption and he has taken our last name as his own. The adoption is recorded in the State of New York.  How will this work out for school?  We can legaly take him out of public school because he is 15 years old and has completed over the eighth grade, but because Edward,  has to be in the Public School, Michael asked if he could continue and we agreed.  We are also in the process of adopting Edward.  When that goes through in October or November of this year, we will take both of them out of the Public School.  Neither of them wants to continue in school.

Another questions is: Have I sold apple bread at the farmers market sometimes?  Yes I have.  What are the most popular items that folks buy?  The two most popular are donuts and bread.  I believe we sell many donuts because we have a coffee maker and one for hot water.  So we can serve coffee and tea.  When people are done setting up and earlier buyers like a cup of coffee and a donut.  Our next biggest seller are breads-white bread, and banana nut are the top sellers there.  Apple bread sells, cranberry sells, but you have to be carefull with what kind-people won't buy something they haven't tried or never heard of.  After bread comes pies and cakes.

Does anyone in our family or other Old Order Mennonite write stories, poems or songs as a hobby?  The only one I know of that does any of these is Edward.  He likes to write poems now and then. Although Edward lives in our home, he isn't Old Order Mennonite-yet.  I am sure other Old Order Mennonite write things to, I just don't know about them.

What is my attitude about taking over the counter medication?  If the doctor advises us to, we do use take it, but I feel if they are going to subscribe over the counter items, my own herbal remedies are better than items sold  over the counter.Of course is depends what it is and what it is for, too. 

Yes, we do have Old Order Mennonite shunning, but it is different than the Amish.  We can associate with the people that are shunned, eat with them, do business with them, welcome them in our meetings (church), but they are not allowed to receive Holy Communion the twice of year that we have it. 

I think I will end answering my questions here, for this week.  Now I have a question.  People have asked butchering poultry-do you want to know how to do it?  What we make of it?  Or what?  Also canning-do want to know how to do it?  I don't understand the questions?

Be With God,
Jean

17 comments:

ga447 said...

Thank you again for the info, very interesting and how wonderful you have adopted. Would love to know more about canning.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi ga447,
I will give Jean your oomment. Jean is asking what people want to about canning. Do you want to know how to do it???
Marilyn

Vickie said...

Hi Marilyn and Jean and Pierre! Very informative today. I love learning new things.
Marilyn, I don't know if you read about Mabel. She is in pain again from her 2 slipped discs in her spine. She gets "flare ups" sometimes. She is taking a while to recover this time. Could I ask you to pray for her? We would truly appreciate it. We love her so much, like you love Pierre. We are praying she recovers quickly.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,
I am so sorry to hear about Mabel. I went over and read your blog. She is in my prayers. It is a trait that is in poodles. I had that problem in my previous poodles and Pierre had that only once, so far. I am praying that she recovers too.

Marilyn

Vickie said...

Thank you, thank you.♥

gerritje H. said...

Hi,Jean...yes,please talk about canning.I got a nice pressure canner for Christmas this year and I would love to hear (read) how you do it :).

New York State Of Mind said...

Vickie,
You and MAbel are most welcome.

Marilyn and Pierre

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning gerritje H,
I have written down what you asked and I will forward it to Jean. She wasn't sure what people wanted to know about canning. Now she will.

Marilyn

Paula O said...

Any canning, things you can, some of your favorites like the kinds that are not in books. Canning recipes past down from one generation to the next.

On butchering chicken, turkey, I really want to see a detailed description on how it is done. This is one of my goals for this summer.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Paula O,
I have written your requests down for Jean. This is what she wanted to know. Thank you so much.

Marilyn

Amish Stories said...

Warmer here today but that may change by the end of the week here in the Lancaster area. And Marilyn if you can swing this I would love to see some images of Jeans new home (inside). Richard

New York State Of Mind said...

It's warmer here, too, Richard. Like you, we are going to get snow the end of the week. I have tried to get pictures on the inside of Jean's house and, as yet, she hasn't let me. I hope she gives when she gets the new house.
Marilyn

Melissa said...

Great post, as always! I, too, would be interested in a post on how to can veggies or jam/jelly. My family's favorite veggie is green beans. Thank you for taking the time to write and run this blog, Marilyn! It is such an encouragement to read.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Evening Melissa,
I wrote down your the cannings you would like for Jean. Thank you so much for the compliments.
Marilyn

Anonymous said...


I enjoyed reading your answers Jean and would be interested in canning I heard someone say that frozen produce especially vegetables bought in bulk can be defrosted then canned and would like your opinion on that please-I am not sure of the purpose of this as if it is frozen it has a long shelf life anyway

Fionalina

Anonymous said...

I have a question I would like to know the specific differences between Old Order Mennonite and the Amish.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hello Anonymous,
I will give the question to Jean. She will answer it in a future post.

Marilyn