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Dehydrating Calendula and Infusing Oils

I have had enough calendula flowers to start dehydrating the petals and to start infusing oils for eventual salve making. The process is fairly simple and it took me 6 trays worth of calendula petals to fill one pint jar. 461 more words


Preserving the Harvest :: Freezing


Of all the ways to preserve food, freezing is probably my favorite. It’s a great way to preserve the nutrients of fresh food for an extended period of time, leaving one with lots of meal ideas. 954 more words


Preserving the Harvest: Strawberry Style Part 1

Today  Saturday was a full day of feeling like I either live back a hundred years ago… Or am Amish:-)

Either way…. I love my life on the farm! 696 more words

Farm Life

What I Did Yesterday

As you can see from the photograph, I got a lot done yesterday. I canned 19 pints of chicken and I cut up and bagged the 7 rabbits we butchered earlier this week for the freezer. 427 more words


Preserve the Harvest :: Dehydrated Greens + Recipe


I just went through a week of intense preserving to help Mark & Gina use up pounds and pounds of kale and collards, along with some parsley and edible flowers, that would have gone to the compost heap otherwsie. 740 more words


The Fermentation Files: Sauerkraut and Kimchi

My recent experimentation with fermentation was a great success which lead to new forays into this new (but ancient) world of preserving the harvest. Sauerkraut… 174 more words

Local Green

Rooting DC in 2015

Gardening in small spaces, making pickles, growing specialty crops, edible landscapes and healthy affordable food for all are just a few of the topics at the annual… 58 more words

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