In my haste and desperation to escape from daily tasks and work I planned a vacation. To be fair, it had to happen before the 8 year old headed to third grade so this really was the last chance for summer vacation. What I didn’t realize is that tomatoes would be coming in at 3… Continue reading I left my Garden during Harvest for… Vacation.
So, freezing is my absolutely favorite way to preserve green beans, let me tell you why….. I grew up eating canned beans. They were on my Mamaw’s table at nearly every dinner. Easy to grow an abundance of these things, they became a staple. I liked them fine out of those jars; a little bacon… Continue reading Green Beans: Freezing without blanching.
Freezing tomatoes is the EASIEST and QUICKEST way to preserve tomatoes that I have found. I process them exactly the same way as if I am getting ready to can them. Get instructions here. Once tomatoes are peeled, cored, and quartered I use a manual potato masher to mash them a bit and ladle them… Continue reading Tomatoes: Freezing
It is that time of year… CANNING TIME!! The joys and the struggles are very real for me at canning time. The buckets of fresh produce pile up and my evenings (after a full day at the day job) are spent washing, cutting, processing, sanitizing jars, finding lids, and everything else involved in canning. The… Continue reading Tomatoes: Water Bath Canning
We have created an electric fence chicken yard. (more on another post) There have been places that the chickens have not foraged which I am guessing is due to the deep (5 inch) grass surrounding it. Now here’s the gamble…its mid July, do I cut the grass short and risk dead zone or will… Continue reading Gotta start somewhere. Should you mow your chicken yard?