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Preserving The Harvest

Written by Rev. Elizette Brown

Every year as a child, I witnessed my mom start to make pickles and jams in late summer and early fall. We lived in Iowa for a large part of my childhood and I was sometimes roped into assisting with these tasks. Summer would arrive, and suddenly the whole county had corn ready to harvest! I spent time after school with my Mennonite babysitters until my mother came to pick me up after work. At my babysitter’s I