Farmgirl School

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." -Tolkien

Remember last year I had a lovely young woman live with us during the summer?  Annie helped me out immensely and we have missed her since she has moved.  She and her long time boyfriend (my daughter, Emily’s fiance’s brother) are expecting their second little one in a few months, a baby girl named Alice.  …

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  This is always a happily busy time of you year in my homestead kitchen.  There are lots of things being canned, lots of frozen items, lots of dried items, lots of staples.  Colorful eggs decorate the counter. We could walk to the grocery store.  Everything I need is already canned and frozen there.  We went from five …

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I have talked about canning, freezing, and root cellaring.  There is another way to preserve food!  Dehydrating.  It is easy, saves space, concentrates flavors, and who doesn’t love a dried cinnamon apricot? I bought my fancy dehydrator when Doug and I were on our Raw Foodie kick.  We used our income tax refund to purchase …

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