"Great post! A new skill that's definitely appreciated. Consider submitting it in the First-Ever End-of-Season HOMEGROWN Fair. All you have to do is edit the title to include “HOMEGROWN Fair Submission”.…"
So for 3 months now I've been planning, dreaming, and scheming how to make raised beds for my garden. When I do new projects I research it to death. I've read my favorite sites like homegrown, and some of my inspiration blogs for ideas. I googled, and priced out online kits. I talked to my boss, my friends, and so on. Finally it was time to stop…See More
"@Mud Pies, Sorry, no blog or pictures of our shade house setup. It's basically just shade netting over a wood frame. But here's a pic of shittake (under netting before we built the shade house). I have only grown portabellos in a box…"
"@ Sheri: Have you blogged about your logs i'd love to see pictures of your set up. Have you tried portabellos? I would love to can them so i have them in the winter.
@ Melissa: That is so neat I wish I could have some just pop up I…"
"I have had some Morels suddenly "pop" up in my yard this spring. Not sure if it is from cutting an old tree down or the rabbit droppings from the new rabbits that we just got. Maybe both. Gotta love it!"
"My husband is doing log culture in a shade-house we built- this is our 3rd year. We have shiitake and oysters that are producing, and started reishi, maitake, chicken-of-the-woods, and lion's mane this Spring.
"We set up a button mushroom bed a few months ago. I'm not entirely sure how it's going to do. We're using horse and rabbit manure mixed in with horse bedding (rice hulls). It's definitely and experiment.
We have just recently put…"
Mud Pies to Sticky BunsIngredientsTomatoes as many as will fill the amount of jars you have1 teaspoon of salt per jar*Optional 1 teaspoon of lemon juice per jar Drop tomatoes whole into boiling waterWatch for them to have their skins crack or for them to float on top of the water When cracked or floating pull out of water place in tub of ice water Use your hands to gentle pop…See More
I was born in New York City moved to Maryland when I was 3 and then Texas around 4 years old. When we moved to Texas we started outside of Dallas and ended up getting a Ranch in Aubrey just outside Denton. We raised thoroughbreds at Phoenix Farm located on 25 acres with two stock ponds in a town of 150 people. I was very much the tom boy I had a pack of dogs that where my friends and cohorts. I would come home from school and go hiking for hours. I would hunt for wild edibles, bugs, Indian artifacts, rocks, and fossils. In summer there seemed to be an endless bounty of blackberries, and fall persimmons. My mother was the most amazing person to watch growing up she was always working on new projects and running the whole ranch by her self. I would help with what I could but mostly she taught me how things worked and let me play. My father was always away with work he traveled a lot but when he was home he would do the manly rent equipment jobs and do them badly. Think Tim Allen on “Home Improvement” and you have my dad. Every year we did a good size garden which had cherry tomatoes that would reach twice my height and were so sweet that you could stand in the garden and pick for an hour and never fill a bucket because you just kept eating them. My mom canned a lot in the summer and I would always try to help. This I think started many of my hobbies I enjoy. We had some changes in life and moved up to Maryland to be near the grandparents. A lot has changed in my life but the Warm summers and the bounty shared with family is something I will never forget and hope to share with my children someday.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Local grass feed Beef, Mash local potatoes, Home canned beans, and rolls.