I find this site absolutely wonderful! I have found it very informative. This year I became a "canner". I canned pickles, both dill and bread and butter and then I tried my hand at salsa. Now, I really don't go for that kind of thing but my kids really like it. I am relieved to know that I did a good thing! My husband and I have and apiary and we spin our own honey which we sell to a few. We have chickens-some of which I have butchered this summer, some of which I use for eggs (which I sell to a few customers). My husband went overboard and planted A LOT of corn. I had to cut it off the cob and freeze it because I don't have a pressure cooker yet. Whoa is me. Can't wait to save enough $ for that purchase. Trying to save for the winter, you know.
I have managed to get the link to seed saving info up now, I'm not sure how I managed to mess it up so much! As to being a hair metal frontier-er it mostly means I get to wear leather leggings, ripped up shirts and have big big hair but the leather might be brown suede and my hair is big because it's filled with bits of leaves and twigs... I liked dokken-livestokken, chuckle.
Thanks for the reply Ms. Cornelia.
Some of the country living turned apartment dweller is allowing this old gal to heal again so I can go "Back to Nature" soon and accomplish more in helping Mother Earth support her children by doing my share again.
Told the children if ever I have to be in a care facility- just make sure I have a dirt box to dig in and I'll be fine. LOL.
Thanks Cornelia. We all trip and stumble through the trials of homesteading-realizing we're not breaking new universal ground, just our little space. I thought this space may be the place to encourage the ripple effect of unearthing our new ground.
Oh, also, I forgot to add, I've been hardcore grilling your csa cookoff hustle and everything looks so delicious! I've been squirreling away a bunch of the recipes to try, you've totally inspired me yet again!
It's the worst! So yeah, future ex-husband Dr. Claw IMPOUNDED and then yesterday, to make Everything Even More The Worst, the landlord is making me take out alllll the vegetables he gave me permission to grow in the front because it "looks bad" and he says the neighbors are complaining. WHACK! I'm not sure if there's any way I can transplant squash or sweet potato vines...GREATJUSTGREAT. However, the tiny silver lining is that after illegally moving some to my fire escape, the view out my bedroom window is nicer?
I just don't know why The Man always has to bring us down.
Thank you for the welcome. Yes I enjoy my egg, they do take a little getting used to. I am brining a berkshire ham to smoke on it this weekend., cant wait.
I enjoy this site very much, look forward to learning and adding my $.02.
Thanks for the Welcome. I grew up on a farm, was in 4-H as a kid and have always had a garden. Now I'm 55 with 15 acres, have a small greenhouse, planted 200 tomatoes plants this year and in the process of making tomato soup, salsa, you name it if it has tomatoes in it I've tried it. I am getting laid off from my job 9/30 and would like to do more next year and make a living.
hi cornelia! thank you for the welcome. i would LOVE to go to Farm Aid. however, the Dome is keeping me pretty busy right now. getting ready for ArtFest next month, which is a yearly jam fest that we have out there for local artists and musicians to get together and collaborate and us to enjoy. throw maintaining the garden in the mix there's just not much time left. hehe. there's also PLENTY of the mint to go around!!! :)
Thank you for the welcome! I don't get online too much, but I'd love to chat about forest gardening with others who are interested in it. :) It is highly inspiring, and if I might suggest a wonderful book to get a person inspired: "Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscape" by Robert Hart. It's not exactly a "how-to" book, but it is wonderful, charming, and very, very inspirational :).
Hi Cornelia. Thanks for the welcome message. I have not had a chance to explore the member blog part. I just published a recent post and it was pretty straightforward. I will do more of this in the future.
Hi Cornelia~ Thank you for the greeting - I'm REALLY enjoying the site. I'm planning to make your potatoe beet galette this weekend, then share it on my organizations newletter (with proper citations and links, of course.) If you want to see how the newsletter turns out let me know and I'll e-mail you a copy.
As far as our friend Anthony, the travel channel is having a special on Monday on him from Kitchen Confidential days. (you know, where he's young, very good looking, and still a chef : )