The Amazing Pressure Cooker (and a nice Nordic dish)

My goodness, I have been missing this all of my adult life.  A pressure cooker!  How come y’all didn’t tell me about this lovely contraption?  It literally takes half the time to make supper!  And for a homesteading mama, this is important. I love whole grains.  I am a huge advocate of the healing power, … More The Amazing Pressure Cooker (and a nice Nordic dish)

Pressure Canner (homesteading necessity, chicken stock recipe, and buying only what you need)

We are slowly building our life and items we need back up.  We just purchase what we need as cash allows.  Last night we joyfully added to the cart a few imperative homesteading items.  A pressure canner (when the lid is off it’s a water bath canner), jars, stock pot, and canning gear. First things … More Pressure Canner (homesteading necessity, chicken stock recipe, and buying only what you need)

Spring on the Farm (with surprises, fun, and a great olive recipe!)

Yesterday was blissfully warm and inviting.  The pastures are turning so green, the flies were out, a late rainstorm hung over the mountains. We enjoyed much of the day outdoors.  Shyanne moved back in a month ago, or so, and I must tell you it surprised me when Emily came back the other day…presumably for … More Spring on the Farm (with surprises, fun, and a great olive recipe!)

Desperately Seeking Fresh Vegetables (and a fine Brussels recipe)

I stared at the dusty jars lining the warped shelves in the basement.  They still feel like a blessing but at the moment were seeming more and more like a curse.  I swear if I have to eat one more jar of green beans…or peas…or corn…or beets…or… I understand that hunger doesn’t care.  If I … More Desperately Seeking Fresh Vegetables (and a fine Brussels recipe)

Pumpkin Eating

I love pumpkins!  I feel like Linus from Charlie Brown about now.  I will wait in my pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin because I have the most sincerest pumpkin patch of all.  Here’s the interesting thing…it’s not Halloween.  The pumpkins are not supposed to be done yet!  With all the beautiful weather we have … More Pumpkin Eating