Q and A: canning with hominy and winter weather

Canning with hominy I want to can pork posole using raw hominy. Do you have any comments on using the raw hominy? I do not want mushy hominy. Myra in Arizona Hominy cans up great. I've...

Our mule learns to load in a trailer…the easy way

When I bought our weanling mule, Domino, she was as wild as a deer. She'd never been touched by human hands. Thus, she was pretty skittery. I worked with her all last winter and...

Q and A: seal on a woodstove, planting peppers, and canning cheese

Seal on woodstove We have a woodstove in our small cabin which is 700 sq. ft. Each year the seal on the inside of the door of the wood burner comes off and causes my...

Q and A: canning cheese and not quite a steer

Canning cheese I have tried many of your canning recipes. This week I have been doing cheese but am having a small issue. The first time I did cheese that I had already made and...

Q and A: making cheese, introducing new chickens to the flock, and canning sausage

Making cheese Upon moving to the country and starting up our farmstead, I went ahead and purchased some cheese making equipment and a book. Problem is, the book is a big manual, and it gets...