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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Today I got two batches of Lady Ashburnham pickles done. These were bid on at a charity auction this past winter and the lady paid $45.00  for them. Last year they went for $35.00 These pickles are very popular in the Fredericton and surrounding areas. The lady who made them so popular was Maria Anderson, born November 25, 1858 in Fredericton N.B. She married in 1903 and became Lady Ashburnham. She died in 1938. Her sister made some especially good pickles that Maria love to serve to her house guests as she was fond of entertaining. These pickles became well known  but unfortunately Maria's sister never got the credit for them as they were known as Lady Ashburnham's pickles. 
There is a link with information. 

These are my husband's favorite and I make a double batch just for him every years. 

Today I got another huge bull calf born 10 days overdue. It weigh approximately 120 pounds. The average weight is about 90 pounds. Now I have four new baby calves on the bottle. Waiting for a cow to calve can get nerve racking when she's overdue. 

Tonight I found out how to add photos directly under my post. I'm so slow when it comes to discovering how to do things, but I'm very patient. It makes me happy to discover something new every day. It doesn't take much to make me happy.  JB