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My love for canning, baking, gardening, and creating has been earned, honestly, passed down from my mother and grandmothers. This is a hard week for me as I celebrate the life of a main source of inspiration for me. My maternal grandma lost her battle with cancer, but her legacy and love live on. I spent years learning from her and hearing of the numerous quarts and pints of produce she preserved. And, of course, there were little jokes and quips during our cherished conversations as well. I cannot count the number of things I’m thankful for learning, and I am continually inspired by Grandma’s amazing perseverance and work ethic. Life gives us so many twists and turns that we are never ready for. But I am forever impacted by the life my grandma lived and will continue to do my best to pass on her legacy.

Old woman with white hair stirring grapes in a pot on a yellow stove in a kitchen.

Preserving recipes from Grandma

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I’m Kaleb! I'm not a chef, professional baker, landscaper, or designer, but I like to play each on Knollgate Farm. Come join me on my journey and let's learn together!

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  1. Grandmas are the best, and I love that you honored yours and mentioned perseverance and work ethic. I feel those are one of the best virtues I learned from my own grandma. Now as far as canning, I always thought it was stove top magic that the ladies created and gifted throughout the year. You, Caleb, have taught me via YouTube how easy it can be. Thank you for sharing your Grandma’s magic with me.

  2. We are sorry to hear about your “GRAND” Mothers passing.. You all are in our thoughts and prayers….

    Bryon & Brenda Wambold..

  3. Thank you for the beautifully written words of love for your grandmother. What a wonderful treasure trove of memories you will have to draw on in weeks, months, and years to come. Thinking of you and your family.

  4. Kaleb, what a nice tribute to Grandma. Love the picture. It’s the best way to learn by working along side of someone. She was often available especially when she quit at Parkview. I’m sure you filled her life and time with good memories and joy, also.
    What a joy she was to be around and visit with. I always enjoyed her wit and humor.
    Thanks for sharing some of her with us.