Kettle Klatches! Preserving Your Soup Garden

kettle klatsches featured photo

After a gardening break over the summer, Carol Alexander and I, are back in the saddle and back with another episode of Kettle Klatches!. In this session we talk about preserving your soup garden by canning, freezing, and dehydrating your home grown herbs and vegetables.

Continue reading

Lacto Fermented Spicy Green Tomato Pickles

Spicy Green Tomato Pickles Feature Photo

While I still have garlic to plant and sweet potatoes to harvest, our summer gardening season is coming to an end. One of the first crops to finish, of course was the tomatoes. In an effort to waste as little as possible I spent last Saturday afternoon gathering up the green tomatoes, some of which will become spicy green tomato pickles.

Continue reading

A Few Tips on Caring for Little Chicks

young chick care small

We’ve been out of pocket for these past few weeks. Lots going on here on our little homestead! Not only is the garden in full swing but we welcomed some new birds to our little flock! A month ago today we brought home seven buff orpington chicks (including a little roo) and nine Jumbo Cornish Cross Rocks. Everyone is settling in and doing very well.

Continue reading