The canning jars are taking over the kitchen!

It’s the time of the year when green tomatoes are dropping from the plants….and are abundant, so my annual green tomato chutney making begins….if there are any better ways to preserve, or eat these buggers that anyone knows of, please let me know! (not that I don’t like chutney…) Canning jars are everywhere, the last…

Mid-august

Busy here at the little homestead, with harvest, canning, Marc’s sourdough and general fermenting in full swing…..the air is getting cooler at night, and homeschool planning is almost done with September right around the corner. We still have a new batch of meat chickens arriving soon, as well as trying to get in as many…

Putting up the harvest! (Canning minestrone soup..)

First, some pictures of what we have been harvesting this last week or so… Lots and lots of vegetables..and the chickens are finally laying again, so many eggs as well… So very exciting! And so very….much Which brings me to one of my favorite things to pressure can…soup. The perfect winter meal, and great to…

Yay! Something other than cucumbers and zucchini!

Not that we don’t love cucumbers and zucchini…(but really, how many pickles can we possibly eat in a year)… Finally, some carrots and beets and green beans and basil!!!! And pepper…and hot pepper, and some more zucchini and squash and cucumbers… The littles with the first root vegetables! And the first of the green beans!…