Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020

Always Ask Questions

Why are we able to go to big box stores but cannot man meat packing plants and now warnings we will not be able to man fields for harvest?

Why were animals destroyed when there was clearly a demand for them?  Have you seen the price of meat lately?

Did you know that certain farmers have to get rid of a harvest if they are in contract with a company that cannot use it?

Why would you allow tracking via your cell phone?

Is it a coincidence that we have escalating riots at a time when we are opening the country back up?
Don't be distracted.

Do you track the articles you read back to the source?

Do you have a local supply for your food?

Can you grow some of your own food?

We can riot but we cannot go to the polls to vote?

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Good morning!  As you can see winter arrived on the coast.  Covered up the lemon tree and brought a plant inside.  We still have potatoes growing, we will have to see what happens.  Chicken and dumplings tonight!

My mother-in-law's dumpling recipe:

4 eggs
2 half egg shell's worth of cooking oil
2 half egg shell's worth of milk
1/2 t salt
1/2 t cream of tartar
Flour until it is stiff enough to roll

I use a floured mat to roll out the dumplings and a pizza cutter to cut them into squares and put them in the soup.  It simmer about half an hour, the dumplings should be floating to the top.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Still Here

Well of course I am working on socks, this pair is for the oldest for Christmas.   The youngest is in his last year of high school.  Everyone in the middle are doing well also.  I am blessed.  My husband came home with a bean pot and warmer that belonged to his mother.

And an enameled cast iron dish he calls the macaroni dish.

This pot followed me home one day.

And I bought a clay bread baker from a potter in New Orleans.  Definitely a weakness as I have three of the damn things from different potters.

Most of the Sawtooth Oaks my husband started last year are between 1 to 2 feet tall.  

This lemon tree is a dwarf that I bought my mother-in-law many years ago.  We planted it here and there are 15 lemons on it now.  

I will have more news in the upcoming months.   A lot will have to do with planting.  I bought this book not too long ago and when it arrived I thought it couldn't be very helpful since it was pretty thin, but it is a good book for someone starting out.

The weather went from hot drought to wet, freezing cold very quick!   I will post again soon and I hope this finds you well.