Tag Archives: canning

Time for the Fall Garden: 7-11-12

Now is the time to start planning the fall garden.  At least if you’re in the lower half of the US.  We can still get another crop of summer plants, but remember to plan room for the plants that grow … Continue reading

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Melons! 7-5-12

We have melons!  There’s a few honeydew melons growing in the garden, as well as more cantaloupe and a few varieties of watermelon.  i’m so excited!  i see honeydew jam in the near future.  Good thing the fruit is doing … Continue reading

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Tired: 6-29-12

Wow! I’m pooped!  Just got back from the farmer’s market, which was exhaustingly slow.  But that means i don’t have to get to work replacing anything i sold out of, because i barely sold anything at all.  i’m out of … Continue reading

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Still Jammin: 6-14-12

i’m having issues with the watermelon jam this time.  it’s just not setting, even though i’ve added way more pectin than i thought it would need.  So now i’m just letting it boil down to thicken up.  i worked on … Continue reading

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Watermelon Jam: 6-12-12

Child labor is a wonderful thing!  Kidding, but not really.  Kyla just picked a watermelon in the garden, so her and her friend are slicing and removing the seeds for watermelon jam.  i ran out and haven’t been able to … Continue reading

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What is chutney? 5-24-12

This is a great day to fly a kite!  It’s pretty windy up here in north Texas, but not the brutal gusty wind.  A nice, hard, breezy, kite-flying kind of wind.  i’ll have to make time for my kite at … Continue reading

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Back to Gardening: 5-15-12

  The spinach pasta i made yesterday didn’t quite turn out how i expected. It is just very brittle and almost wants to crumble.  i’m not sure if it’s the spinach, or if i just made it too thin.  But Kyla … Continue reading

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3-29-12, Thursday

Greetings all!  It’s another exciting day of baking at the homestead.  As i mentioned yesterday, we have to get about a dozen loaves of bread made today.  And i am getting it done,  but poor Kyla has to do all … Continue reading

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3-28-12, Wednesday

Apologies to all of my readers that i’ve neglected recently.  i have not had time to get on the computer, so let’s catch up. Friday went well at the farmer’s market and i completely sold out of bread and kale chips, so … Continue reading

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2-9-12, Thursday

It’s time to drain the wheat berries we had soaking overnight and put them in the sprouter.  They have about doubled in size!  Within 2 days or so they’ll have itty-bitty little roots sticking out, and that is when the … Continue reading

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