Monthly Archives: September 2012

Q and A: cold winter, Hopi Pale Grey squash, and turmeric...

Cold winter Long time reader and in-town homesteader. We have been through the dryest gardening season we have had in our 40 years of marriage....

Q and A: dry canned meat, canning chocolate sauce, and canning...

Dry canned meat How long will dry canned meat last? For small game like chicken and rabbits do the bones need to be removed before...

Q and A: rice bran oil, pond algae, and dill pickle...

Rice bran oil I have recently found a source of Rice Bran oil (they say it is as healthy as olive oil with a high...

We’re both back in the saddle

After Will's illness (which turned out to be a bladder infection) and my cut elbow, both of us are back to normal. I get...

It’s canning time on the homestead

The vegetables in the garden were a little slow ripening this year because of the weather, but they all came on like gangbusters. Right...