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No more pickles is very sad, but having TED access is such a happy consolation... thank you for the link!


Why is it that appliances always seem to go on strike at the same time? We've had a similar run of repairs that cost us a fortune to have fixed--so you really have my sympathies. The pickles look good. I've never made them but I might give that a try sometime.


i just listened to the e.g. talk and had to come back and say thank you for sharing the link. it all makes so much sense!


It's a bit chilly here in Southeast Texas today but the memory of summer in homemade pickles warms my imagination. Thanks for happy thoughts.


Thanks for the link, I really enjoyed it.


I just had to write and thank you for the link. An awesome speech and one I am sure I will be thinking about for a long time.


I'm so glad you are posting again, I missed you! Your blog is one of my favorites. Thank you for the inspirational link today and the update on the pickles!


Thank you for that inspirational link, Vicki!

Cherry Tree Lane

Thanks for the link--it was great!!!!

samantha martz

Dear Vickie,
-just listened to Elizabeth
Gilbert and wanted to say, I'm so glad that you keep "showing up" sharing your life and loves and talents. Thank you!!!


Hi, I've been stalking you for a while. I love you blog. I am going to try your recipe and jar some pickles this year for certain! I am sad for you, that yours are gone. I'm with you, more pickles this year! I have a house full of pickle crazy people, so I will plant lots! Kathy


Home made pickles-YUM! It is so hard to keep pickles in our house!
Nice of you to share what is inspiring you today~thanks!~have a wonderful weekend~Smiles~Tam!


I followed the link and listened to Elizabeth Gilbert too--thank you so much for that, it was enlightening as you say. I agree with Samantha and appreciate that YOU show up here and inspire us all.

Debbie Nania

Oh, I do love homemade pickles. My Grandma and Great Aunt always made pickles. Every Sunday dinner had pickles put out in sweet little crystal dishes. They made dill pickles, bread and butter pickles, watermellon rind pickles, dilly beans and dilled asparagus pickles. My mouth is watering with the thought. My Great Aunt is gone now and my Grandma is almost 95 years old and no longer canning pickles. I guess it is time to carry on the tradition. Thanks for sharing.

Oh, and my refrigerator and freezer went out the day before Thanksgiving and I was hosting! Car lights went out too, while I was driving at night!


How did you make the labels?? (I have already saved the recipe, lol).



I'm glad you're back! I was getting worried because all my favorite magazines, restaurants, and shops are going away and I don't want to lose my favorite blogs. Love the new banner!

Susan Elliott

Loved the EG talk -- I'm cussing out my guy in the corner right now...


I love your new banner (but then I loved the banner with your beautiful cat and that gorgeous rug underneath her,too). Love reading your blog - it is so inspirational. You and your girls are so creative - love it!


I was just telling my husband we need to can at least 25 quarts next year! I can't wait until August:(
Thank you for sharing.
Warm wishes


I like your new banner!

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