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My First Barnevelder Egg!

Look what Willow left for me today! My first Barnevelder egg. From left to right is Tansy’s egg, Miss Addy’s egg, and Willow’s egg. Addy has only been laying for a week or two so her duck egg is little in comparison to Tansy’s egg. 777 more words


Plums! Glorious Plums! .

I have plums! Boy, do I have plums. Don’t get me wrong here, it is an amazing, wonderful blessing. Harvest time has hit! What do I do with it all? 672 more words

Cooking Adventures

Canning Fish and Planting Onions

It’s been a busy last couple of days. The 10th was my daughter’s 18th birthday and we celebrated it quietly as one does with a child who is healing from a skull fracture. 918 more words


The Story Of Late Summer

I am in the kitchen: through the window, the long grasses run before the wind, and on the table are mounds of greenbeans. Water is boiling on the stove; steam makes the lids dance and rattle. 340 more words

Life At Fernwood

Garden Salsa

Isn’t this pretty – the beginnings of garden salsa.

The problem is that, thanks to Dow Agriscience’s total lack of stewardship and concern for home gardeners.  89 more words


Canning Wax String Beans

The beans are here!  They are coming on strong and need to be picked every few days.  Time to get canning.  To me, there is no better vegetable in the middle of the winter than canned wax beans from my own garden.   626 more words

First Times--Pressure Canning Potatoes

Yesterday I canned 11 quarts of Yukon Gold potatoes. I like how pretty they turned out. They almost look like pears. The process is pretty straight forward. 396 more words