Category Archives: Food Storage

30 pounds of garlic scapes

Yup, it seemed like a great idea, last year I processed and used about ten to 12 pounds of these lovelies, so when I got the chance to get 30 pounds at a great price, I jumped at it.. 5 … Continue reading

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Rhurab Goals for 2015 – 300 pounds

I have set goals for a number of the bigger crops in terms of poundage, it would not make sense to do so without having a idea of what things produce.  otherwise I will have little to no way to meet … Continue reading

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Mustard Seeds..

Ah, my crop of Mustard plants did great this year, fresh itty bitty spicy mustard greens for salads, then strong hot ones for cooked greens, or add in to soups, stews or stirfries.. Then came the flowers, we had problems … Continue reading

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Apple Season has arrived.. the first bushel was picked this weekend..

A bushel of apples was u-picked at my very close apple orchard, its mear minutes from the farm, there are two within ten min but this one is the closest and has many more kinds, 21 in total, plus plums, … Continue reading

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ButterCup Squash.. hmmm.. not happy with its storage powers..

The squash were picked when ready, no touch of frost, they were cured carefully and properly and most of the different kinds are settled in and will be good for months and in some cases till next spring with a … Continue reading

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Sausage Making at Big Brothers.. Bear Sausage recipe

My big Brother lives in the northern part of alberta and he is a hunter, so if you are non-hunting, please stop reading now LOL, no really its not that bad but just giving a heads up, he is black … Continue reading

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Sept challange- Not short of Squash :)

Be it summer squash, cucumbers or Winter Squash or pie pumpkins, my hay bale, rollout, hill, dryland planting Squash bed has outdone itself.. without a single doubt in my mind, it was the rock star of my garden this year.. … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures.. Winter Squash..

Well, I will admit that I am both unhappy and ok with the fact that our last big rains have popped up mildew on my squash plants (just some of them so far but it will spread), as I have … Continue reading

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Snow, Blood and more meat for the house..

Well, I had hoped that the weather forcast for today in regards to the snow would mean that it would in fact be a bit warmer then yesterday but alas it was not meant to be, Jack Frost had a … Continue reading

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Spruce Tip Beer

Now you may or may not depending on when you started reading the blog, me talking about all those amazing things you can do with fresh young spruce tips, I found a note book from my time when I worked … Continue reading

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