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Home-Made Wines

I have never made any home-made wine, and I don’t plan to start anytime soon, but I thought I’d share a few recipes from a little book about wine making I have.   256 more words

Vintage Cookbook

Major Urban Homesteading Going on in this House

Hey Everyone!

This weekend has been a busy Urban Homesteading.

Yesterday (Saturday), I went out with my mom, to two farm stands to get peaches and berries to can and make more Jam. 162 more words



I actually feel like I am drowning – literally not figuratively!  What the hell happened to Summer?  I would like to remind it that I live in a house that has no heating, no insulation to speak of and my conservatory leaks – and that is an understatement – I don’t mean that the windows leak, there are huge puddles in the middle of the room where the roof seals have broken down.   465 more words


Preserving the Harvest 101

Preserving the Harvest 101

a three part series through preserving summer’s bounty of berries, vegetables, tomatoes

Class attendants will gain fundamental canning knowledge and ability. 101 more words

A Good Thermometer is Hard to Find

One of my main frustrations with cooking with sugar, whether it be jam or fondant for the bees, is the inconsistency of the texture of the final product.   596 more words

Lazer Creek Apiary

Glorious Gooseberries

One of my favourite fruits in the whole wide world, is the gooseberry, and little did I know when we moved here that we were, in fact, moving to a gooseberry Valhalla. 819 more words


First harvest ever!!!

Maria and I stopped at the farm for just a bit on our Smokey and the Bandit run to Illinois and back. When we were there Maria noticed that the blackberries were starting to ripen. 199 more words