apple explosion.

apple explosion.

Ben and I wandered into our backyard one evening and picked our whole apple tree. Seriously, not a single apple was left, except for a few that had fallen on to the ground to become slug food. We loaded them all in our extra tub sink in the laundry room.   Spiced Applesauce I got […]

we’s as free as fishes.

we’s as free as fishes.

Dipnetting used to be an activity solely to fill the freezers. While always fun and adventurous, it was more seen as an obligation until we could get back to life’s more fun activities. But over the past few years, and especially last year, dip netting has become one of my favorite activities during the summer. […]

my pioneering year.

my pioneering year.

  Well my New Years Resolution was to can and be a pioneer woman! And, while I’m not sure I’m a pioneer woman quite yet, I think I did an ok job in trying and I sure had fun in the process! I spent time this year canning, fermenting, and rolling out sourdough. Sweet & […]

I have a very real dream to become a pioneer woman.

I have a very real dream to become a pioneer woman.

I have a very real dream to become a pioneer woman. This dream involves some land, a goat, a chicken or two, all my canning supplies, Ruby, my husband, a little cabin, and maybe a kid or two. In this dream, I make cheese and butter and bread and preserves and sauerkraut and we go hunting a […]

raspberry jammmmboree!

It’s no secret. I LOVE JAM! And my very favorite is raspberry jam. No ifs ands or buts about it! I love that we have a giant raspberry patch in our back yard. I love that we have rhubarb, brocolli, califlower, cilantro, chives, strawberries too, but my favorite is by far our raspberries. And I […]