We literally have cucumbers overtaking the kitchen. The sad thing is, the plant that is producing these monster cucs is a random plant that sprung up on its own. I had nothing to do with it! Straight up Mother nature in control there. Nevertheless I have had GOBS and GOBS of cucumbers to somehow preserve. [...]
Despite the fact we came back empty handed from hunting last week. It was worth the work.
My how canning season is approaching quickly! While I am thrilled to go and gather mounds of veggies at Miller Farms in September, I can’t help but dread the whole canning, freezing and dehydrating weeks to follow. I’m hoping this year I’ve roped a few more able bodies to assist in the madness, however [...]
Welcome to the drought land of Colorado. This nasty hot weather which has stretched on for 3 months has really taken a toll on our garden this year. Everything is late for us, but thank the Lord we are starting to enjoy some fruits of our labor. My insides always do a happy jig when [...]
This was my first rodeo with cabbage…but what an easy ride! A few easy steps and you’ve got sauerkraut ready to ferment.
1. Shred your heads of cabbage (I used 5 heads) This is a very messy step FYI
Pack your shredded cabbage heads into a large pot or bucket…something with a lid.
Bread. Old as Moses right. Should be a walk in the park to make? Too simple for the like of yourself? Well I’ve got 5 definite steps for ensuring a limp and lacking loaf of bread.
1. Guess on you water temperature. Keep that thermometer in the drawer and use your instincts on how hot [...]
The English language….no, that’s too formal. The Southern vernacular is a rare gift bestowed upon the few and the proud. Fortunately I married such a man who appreciates and desires (wink wink)such speech. Shamefully I admit there are a few phrases which some would deem odd, which fuel my fire…no you gutter brains, not in [...]
It’s been awhile since I’ve written or posted any updates on our homesteading progress. I’m extremely glad that our emergency food supply dwarfs our supply a year ago!. As the spring season is approaching I’m getting anxious to get out in the dirt. We’ve made some changes to our garden in hopes of [...]
Oat Sweet Honey Bread(Printable Recipe) Well, I was on quite the roll yesterday with canning and baking. 1 gallon cottage cheese,14 quarts of carrots and pickled beets, pumpkin spice muffins and honey wheat oat bread. 5pm rolls around and I’m a shade crabby and tired of playing Domestic Goddess resulting in my decision to ignore [...]
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to spend 4 hours of my Saturday gleaning bags and bags of vegetables for $15!! Needless to say I was happy dancing up and down the rows of cabbage and carrots. Here’s my moment of glory right before the giant overwhelming canning cloud casts it’s gloom and [...]