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Written by Tracy Trumper, CSU Extension agent   

The basics of home freezing vegetables

If you are not knowledgeable in the process or lack the proper materials for water-bath canning or pressure canning, freezing vegetables from the garden can be another easy way to preserve food.

The flavor, nutritive value and color can be maintained like fresh foods for up to a year if the foods are frozen properly. Vegetables that need to be cooked or hold up to cooking well also freeze well. Cucumbers, lettuce, radishes and tomatoes would be examples of foods that become limp when they are frozen.

Freezing foods is best when the food is at its peak of freshness right out of the garden. Containers for freezing, preparation of the vegetables, heating and cooling vegetables, freezing vegetables, packing and loading the freezer are areas of planning before beginning the process.

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Holyoke Enterprise August 28, 2014

 
Another Perspective PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lori Pankonin, The Imperial Republican   

Another year of fair memories banked

Once again, our neighborhood grew by thousands of people. Gradually, the empty Chase County Fairgrounds in Imperial, Neb., filled up. Lights filled the skies. Smells and sounds filled the air. A wide variety of entertainment became options for all ages.

It all happens so fast. The city within a city forms. More beds in our house are full. And then that same bustle of action vanishes. It’s absolutely amazing. And I love it.

Having grown up here and coming from a family where my dad was extra involved in the fair promotion and happenings, I have a variety of memories from all age viewpoints.

One of my first concert recollections is from 1967 when The Osmond Brothers were here. Yes, they were billed as brothers. Marie Osmond is just six months younger than me and was 8 years old at the time. Although she was a key part of the popular Donny and Marie Show in later years, she just appeared briefly at the show when her brothers prevailed in Chase County. The brothers all had flashy costume performance attire, another change from today’s stars.

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Holyoke Enterprise August 28, 2014

 
Extension Corner PDF Print E-mail
Written by Linda Langelo, Golden Plains Area Extension   

More trees for the plains

To widen our collection of trees for the plains, I have reviewed the latest manuscript titled, “Dependable Landscape Trees,” from Dr. Jim Klett, a Colorado State University professor, Extension landscape horticulturist and the director of the W.D. Holley Plant Environmental Research Center.

Here are a few trees that I have selected along with Dr. Klett’s review for you to consider.

—Ulmus parvifolia, Chinese Elm or Lacebark Elm.

—Ulmus x ‘Mortan Stalwart,’ Commendation Elm.

—Tilia cordata ‘June Bride,’ June Bride Littleleaf Linden.

—Tilia americana ‘Redmond,’ Redmond American Linden.

—Phellodendron amurense, Amur Corktree.

The Lacebark Elm is resistant to Dutch elm disease. Sometimes people confuse this elm with Ulmus pumila or Siberian Elm. The most characteristic feature is its exfoliating bark.

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Holyoke Enterprise August 28, 2014