Pickling!

Two summers ago I went to a fermentation workshop at Blooming Glen Farm in Bucks County, PA with Amanda O’Brien of Phickle.com. I really enjoyed the workshop and learned a ton. I left feeling inspired and determined to eat only fermented veg from then on. But I ended up killing everything I tried! My cabbageContinue reading “Pickling!”

Puppy Update: 1 year

The “puppies” turned one this week! Here are some of the highlights of their first year: Both collies participated in a Herding Instinct Test in April and performed very well. While we have not had a chance to get any more formal training, we brought home two new lambs that weren’t keen on going to the barn atContinue reading “Puppy Update: 1 year”

Finally sewing again…

It’s been about a week, but I was so proud of the dress I made for O’s birthday this year, I just had to share it. For her 5th birthday, she wanted a new birthday dress. I don’t know, maybe the last one I made is getting a little small…? Anyway, I was happy to oblige. As youContinue reading “Finally sewing again…”

Recipe: Zucchini Muffins

‘Tis the season of the Zucchini….. Here’s a great recipe we made this week as a special birthday treat. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! And here’s a quick link to another of our favorite zucchini recipes…in case you’re as covered up as we are. Don’t forget: If your garden is growingContinue reading “Recipe: Zucchini Muffins”

Ladies Homestead Gathering THIS WEEK!

The Rockbridge County Chapter of the National Ladies Homestead Gathering is getting together THIS WEEK at OUR FARM to discuss water bath and pressure canning! The group will be preparing some canned peaches to take home, so if you plan to join us, make sure you bring a 16oz Ball brand canning jar with a NEWContinue reading “Ladies Homestead Gathering THIS WEEK!”

Red Wing Roots Music Festival 2015

The kids and I had an amazing time at Red Wing Roots Music Festival this weekend. It got off to a rather rocky start but improved dramatically once we were finally settled in at our campsite. The morning of our planned departure I received no fewer than 14 yellow jacket stings. At 6:45 am. It was awful.Continue reading “Red Wing Roots Music Festival 2015”

In the Garden :: May 30

Things are growing pretty well…for the most part. The onions are still completely choked with weeds, but the garlic is looking really good. I pulled a few garlic hoping to give the remaining plants more space, so we’ll see… I harvested the teeniest little carrot the other day, while I was working with the tomatoes.Continue reading “In the Garden :: May 30”

Recipe :: Mayonnaise

I tried making homemade mayo a few years ago and was relatively pleased with the results. I got a creamy, kinda yummy, soupy spread that sort of resembled mayo. Plus, it was only recommended to keep for a few days, and we just couldn’t eat it fast enough. This spring, I discovered a recipe for mayonnaise inContinue reading “Recipe :: Mayonnaise”