Monthly Archives: August 2012

Q and A: spoiled sweet potatoes, canning baked beans, and food...

Spoiled sweet potatoes What would cause sweet potatoes to spoil after about 2 weeks? The lids were sealed after pressure canning. But still spoiled. Stan French Bandy,...

We hosted a local homeschooling group last Saturday

A homeschooling friend asked if their group could come out and tour our homestead on Saturday. Always happy to encourage new homesteaders, especially kids,...

Q and A: making hominy, hen kicking out bedding, and processing...

Making hominy What kind of lye or lime to you use to make hominy. I tried the soda method and it didn't work for me....

We’ve been haying for a week straight; only two more fields...

It's been sunny and hot. Perfect haying weather ... although it was hot when I was on the tractor, baling yesterday and the temp...

Q and A: whiteflies and filling the canner

Whiteflies I have just started gardening with my grandson. He has 5 pumpkin plants and I planted 6 Hopi squash. Each group are in their...