Monthly Archives: September 2012

Indian summer is here

After very cold temperatures -- 20 degrees at night and a HIGH of 42 degrees -- the weather's warming up to a pretty Indian...

Q and A: drying corn, canning salmon roe, honey, and plantar...

Drying corn We had some food grade corn given to us and are wanting to store for use later as corn meal. We have gotten...

Q and A: making pickles, preserving squash, and growing squash

Making pickles Do you have a recipe for making dill cucumbers with lemon juice instead of vinegar? It just sounds healthier, if it is possible. Nancy...

There’s more than one way to skin a cat

Our friend, Eric, lives off grid. He works hard and enjoys a solar shower every evening. But now it's getting colder and the sun...

Our pigs love harvest time!

Although our pigs have been getting garden waste since mid-summer, it consisted mainly of hail-damaged tomatoes, rodent-chewed melons and squash, weeds, and other such...