Category Archives: corn

beans and bees

Christmas means a ham, which then means bean and ham soup.  This year managed 10 quarts.  Did both regular canning as well as experimenting with the Tattler lids.  Ultimately, 2 quarts ended up not sealing, and those I dehydrated.  The … Continue reading

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GF dehydration experiments

  This is a mix of gluten free cooked grains (oatmeal, buckwheat, amaranth, polenta) with apples, rhubarb, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt and sugar put out in 1/2 cup measures to dry.  One lot was left as noted, then added … Continue reading

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Winter soups

Time to start the winter soup making! This week its potato leek. Already did 7 quarts of chicken stock. For this soup dug out some of the saved Turkey carcasses from the freezer and got the stock pot going. This … Continue reading

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creating microclimates

  Container gardening allows us to do this easier.  This spot is shaded early morning, and most of the afternoon, getting just a few hours of direct sunlight.  This container had been in an eastern clearing that got strong sun … Continue reading

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maize

  There is a variety of Hopi Blue corn that local gardeners have been sharing. Critters kept getting my sprouts as they started, so my corn was few and far between.   As the silk turned brown and leaves did too, … Continue reading

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