Homesteading, House

Mountains of Food

As the holiday season comes to a close, we have piles of food all over the house that we simply can't eat as fast as it needs to be eaten--two turkeys, one an over-cooked failure suitable for chili and the other perfect sandwich material; a bushel of apples needing to be canned; scalloped potatoes and… Continue reading Mountains of Food

Homesteading

Handing the Garden Over

I'm giving in. I have handed the garden over to the chickens. These past few weeks, I haven't been giving the garden the attention it needs, or that it deserved. I've put at least 1 bushel of tomatoes in the compost, likely more. I've let at least another half bushel or bushel go bad on… Continue reading Handing the Garden Over

Homesteading

Birthday Chicken

A year ago today, I was scrambling around my kitchen to finish up potato salad and make cheddar/pepper venison patties for a bonfire that night. I headed out at 12 to go to wine tastings (and wine bottle tastings) with a group of friends. We rode down the road in the Jeep with the top… Continue reading Birthday Chicken