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Fresh Cherry Almond Crisp - No Artificial Sugar Added

You'll use an 8" x 8" lightly buttered pan. Spread the cherry filing in the bottom of the pan, and then add the almond crisp topping as evenly as …

Become More Self-Sufficient in Modern Times

Take note – this is not about becoming self-sufficient. This is a list of tips to help you become <i>more</i> self-sufficient. There aren’t many of us in …

My Favorite Weeding Tool for Small Spaces

Favorite Weeding Tool<p>As I’ve mentioned a few times this year, I’m dealing with a lot of weeds. Having the cover off the tunnel meant water to …

Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Who doesn’t love homemade barbecue sauce! This basic recipe is a one-pot sauce, easy to make, delicious and adjustable to suit your tastes. It’s a …

In My Garden - June 23 2017

June 23 2017 – In My Garden<p>Where did the week go?!? I worked a few hours in the high tunnel this week. I’ve overfilled one raised bed and planted it. …

Growing Tomato Plants on Twine

Growing Tomatoes on Twine<p>I’ve been growing tomatoes on twine since my market farming days. I don’t think it’s anymore work overall than cages. Our …

June 16 2017 - In My Garden

It’s quiet in the vegetable garden this week, June 16 2017. Chickens are jerks sometimes. They found their way into the tunnel and feasted on the …

Covering the High Tunnel

Covering the high tunnel is a four-person job that we accomplish with only the two of us. It’s a lot of work, and the work starts with duct tape. The …

Gardening

Blueberry Rhubarb Crumble - A twist on an old time favorite

<b>Instructions</b><p>Thaw berries if frozen, saving the juice for something else. Chop rhubarb into ¼” pieces. Combine with sugar, flour and cinnamon. Set …

Hummingbirds & Apple Blossoms

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds & Apple Blossoms<p>I’m working on an entry about covering the high tunnel. Yes! It’s covered! The photos have been taken and …

Birds

Good Morning Ms Moose - Early morning visitor in the food plot

Good Morning, Ms. Moose<p>Good morning, Ms. Moose. Thanks for strolling through. It’s good to see you looking ever so pregnant and healthy.<p>Ava started …

MOOSE

Leucistic White-throated Sparrow

A puffy white face caught my attention early Monday morning. I couldn’t get a good look at the bird through the branches of the hydrangea tree in the …

Birds

Lazy Shrimp Creole - One Pot, 30 minutes.

Let’s be honest. This Maine girl doesn’t know much at all about Shrimp Creole. We’ve been eating healthier lately so I can get rid of winter pudge …

Starting Pumpkin and Squash Seeds for a Head Start

Starting Pumpkins and Squash Early<p>I’m all about pumpkins—big, tiny, huge, warty, orange, white, or striped, if it’s a pumpkin I love it. Squash catch …

Maple Walnut Pound Cake with Maple Cream Glaze

It’s maple season again. Our friends at <b>Chandler’s Sugar Shack</b> in Kossuth are tapping 4,000+ trees this year. It wasn’t that long ago that they …

This Paleo muffin recipe is great with blueberries

Paleo Muffin Recipe<p>I’ve been cooking with a lot of eggs lately thanks to 13 highly productive ducks, and remembered this paleo muffin recipe. I like …

Bacon & Blue Cheese Dip and Dressing

Bacon & Blue Cheese Dressing<p>My all-time favorite dressing is Bacon & Blue Cheese. We use it as a salad dressing, with wings, and even on burgers and …

Cooking

Rich & Hardy Fish Chowder - Fresh Water or Ocean Fish

Fish Chowder<p>A steaming bowl of fish chowder, a thick slice of homemade bread slathered with good butter, and a big spoon. That’s all I need to make a …

Baked Mac 'n Cheddar Cheese

Preheat the oven to 350° Cook the macaroni in two quarts of boiling water until two minutes before al dente. Drain well. Make the roux. Melt three …

Keep Poultry Water Thawed Longer With This Simple Tip

Disclaimer: I learned how to keep poultry water thawed longer from Staci at A Chick and Her Garden. Check out her blog. I found her when she shared …

Musings on a Mid-Winter Morning

mus*ing: a period of reflection or thought. I’ve been musing a lot lately, even more than normal for these quiet winter times.<p>I seem to be at a loss …

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

The One Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe You Need<p>This is my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe. It might be my favorite cookie overall. Mum most often …

Tracks! Walking on a Snowy Trail...we have a predator.

Walking a Snowy Trail at Sunset<p>We went to put the poultry up for the night but the ducks were napping in the last of the sunshine. Peaceful. Bills …

What made the tracks we found Sunday afternoon?

The Track Maker<p>I waited until it warmed up before going out this morning. Six below. -6°F, “feels like” -17°F (feels like needles on bare skin) when …

Soup – venison, vegetables, seasoning, an ermine…

Story of Soup<p>This is the story of soup and how it came together while the power was out. Soup is a comfort food for stormy days. I pulled a package …

Apple Cider Pulled Pork - An easy autumn and winter meal.

Pigs love cleaning up the ground in an apple orchard. It seems fitting to simmer and serve pork and apple cider together. This is one of my favorite …

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Hybrid Seeds - Can you save them? Do they grow?

I’m surprised by a few things when it comes to gardening. First, the lack of understanding in hybrid versus heirloom seeds. Hybrids are sometimes …

Ten Gifts for Weekend Campers

19Dec<p>(0) Comments Conversations<br>Tags camping, outdoor tools<p>If you have weekend campers on your gift list this year, you’re in luck. They’re some of …

Coffeemakers

Eggnog Cookies with Creamy Frosting

Mix the butter and sugars together, and then add the egg and mix until well blended. In a bowl, add all dry ingredients and mix together. Add a cup …

Dessert