We have plenty of irons in the fire

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Most people have a spring project or two going right now. We have a dozen! Eeeek! Let's see, our garden is being planted. I have just planted 50 tomato plants, in their Wall'o Waters,...

We took our pig in to butcher

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And now we are waiting for the call to come pick up our pork at the processing plant. Of course, it's going to be a little longer before the hams and bacon are smoked,...

It’s November, and we’re getting ready to breed our goats for spring babies

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Now that we've gotten our mule, Domino, moved down to our newly finished training ring (a process that went very well, by the way) we're re-doing our pens and cleaning out the indoor stalls...

Q and A: wide mouth jars and buckboard bacon

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Wide-mouth jars I have been using wide mouth jars almost exclusively because they are easy to fill/wash. It occurred to me today as I started a batch of strawberry star fruit jam that there may...

Q and A: lettuce, beans, peas, onions, and garlic and canning curried goat

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Lettuce, beans, peas, onions, and garlic Does leaf lettuce and stinging nettle cross pollinate? I found both red and green leaf lettuce with stickers on the back of the leaves today. One is starting to...