Monthly Archives: May 2012

Harvest Monday on Memorial Day 2012

One of my hens, the barred rock, has gone broody. Do I give her some chicks to care for, or try to “cure” her of being broody? My harvest this week was nearly 3 lbs of produce. Continue reading

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Views from the front (yard) on Memorial Day Weekend

I have a new raised bed in the yard that I’m calling the Pumpkin Patch. I planted some Rouge Vif d’Etampes and Queensland Blue pumpkins that I hope will make pumpkins for my three little granddaughters for Halloween this fall. Continue reading

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How to Make Yummy Borscht (Russian Cabbage and Beet Soup)

I made a delicious borscht in our solar oven this week. I absolutely LOVE cooking in it. Continue reading

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How to make great strawberry jam

Oh how I wish that these strawberries were from my own garden. But they’re not. They’re farmer’s market strawberries. My entire strawberry harvest this week went onto a bowl of cereal this morning. I can only dream of the day … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday May 21, 2012 and a peek at future harvests

My harvest for the week exceeded 10 lbs, plus 11 eggs. Continue reading

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Kitchen Cupboard Thursday and making Lemon Marmalade

Here is what I have left of my home-canned produce–35 jars of various jams, pickles and vegetables. Continue reading

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Harvest Monday May 14, 2012

The harvest from my yard this week was 2 lbs of produce, mostly fruit, and 11 eggs from our hens. Continue reading

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