Category Archives: Homesteading

Anything and everything that has to deal with living on the land – critters, 4 leggeds, flowers, gardens, canning, off-grid, solar, building our house, and making a home.

Spring time is Faun time

Thursday - 12 June 2014

Every year we watch the pregnant does and wait patiently for her to feel safe enough to bring the fauns up to visit. Today was the first day I have seen them. I don’t know if these 2 are both hers, or is she is baby sitting for the other doe who was pregnant. They […]

Lemon Curd

Sunday - 5 May 2013

A friend gifted me some Meyer Lemons. Today I made my first ever Lemon Curd. I used Ina Garten’s recipe. If I had it to do again, I would do it all in the food processor, and then strain the curd when done. The zest mars the smoothness just a bit. It is very good […]

Tomato Tart

Wednesday - 5 September 2012

Tried my hand at another dough/crust recipe. This time a tomato tart. This was a french tart dough with lots of butter, again it was a bit hard to work with as it just became to soft, but all in all it tasted and baked up great. I put a very thin layer of Dijon […]

Peaches

Tuesday - 21 August 2012

We went up to the Arcata Farmers Market on Saturday, mainly for peaches. I got 2 lugs of Hunter Orchards peaches, Neukon Ranch were out These are seconds but in excellent shape. My idea was to make peach chutney which I have purchased and loved. I read recipes and more recipes, for weeks, decided on […]

August swimming, weddings, canning

Saturday - 11 August 2012

Well it finally warmed up and we finally went up to the Alderpoint swimming hole this week. Such a joy and blissful place. The swimming was excellent. I hope to make it there at least one more time this year, it is 1 /12 hours drive one way… A friend on Facebook was talking about […]