Last Days To Give!

Kickstarter Quick Facts:

  • May 9 –> (3 days to go!)
  • Total Pledged: $7325
  • 104% Funded Toward Goal!!

Thanks to you – our Kith and Kin – and so many other wonderful supporters, we have reached our initial goal of $7000.  We are marvelling at your efforts, thankful for your faith in us, and counting (and recounting) our blessings this evening!

We reached our goal!! So now what??

Please keep your donations coming! There is more to do….

We were awfully nervous about setting a Kickstarter funding goal as lofty as $7000, but no matter how we crunched the numbers, we couldn’t get to a smaller amount. In fact, we dropped several elements from our wish list in order to get our figure down to $7K. The most significant component we left off our wish list was mastering. If we raise a total of $8000, we will be able to afford this step, which is essential to any major label release.

What is mastering? Mastering is the final process of sound mixing, balancing, and equalizing. While each song is mixed individually in the studio, all major label projects are sent to an outside studio that treats the album as a whole, giving it flow by creating just the right spacing between songs, and unifying the holistic sound across tracks by using consistent compression, and EQ. This finishing polish will assure that our album meets industry standards and sounds great whether you’re listening in your car or on your computer.

Please, keep your donations flowing.  If you intended to give and have yet to, there is still reason to give. We need your help to add this professional, polishing stage of CD production to our project plan.

And to everyone of you who has already given, THANK YOU!!  We are blown away and tickled pink by your generosity. We couldn’t have gotten into the studio without you.  And while we’re all tickled pink… why not pickle some beets?  Tickle rhymes with pickle, and beets will turn your whole kitchen pink if you’re not careful!  Thanks again ~Emily


Pickled Beets

3-quarts prepared beets
2-cups sugar
2-cups vinegar (white or cider)
2-cups water
1-tsp whole cloves
1-tsp whole allspice
1-stick cinnamon

Trim tops and stems down to 1-inch from top of beet. Do not cut into the beet itself or the color will bleed when cooked. Wash beets well. Cover with water and boil until beets are tender. Drain and cover with cold water. Slip off skins and trim off tops and roots. Slice if the beets are large. Combine sugar, vinegar, and water to make syrup. Tie spices in a bag or tea ball, comebine with syrup, and bring to a boil. Add beets Boil 10 minutes. Discard spices. Ladle into sterilized jars and seal. Ground spices can be used, but tend to darken the beets. Makes 8-10 pints.

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