Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Meat Grinder

I love this meat grinder...

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Monday, November 11, 2013


So this evening I HAD to "test" the sauerkraut....with some sausage and it is wonderful!! I'd love to start another batch...this time I will do much more but waiting until cabbage prices come down OR I can snag some locally grown.

And with the cooler temps expected I am sure it will take much longer than this batch took to ferment.

Also spent the afternoon making fresh pasta.... enough to supply us for a little while. One batch of whole wheat spaghetti and two double batches of spinach elbows. It's currently in the dehydrator drying.

John managed to get the green machine working again although there are still some problems - he made several trips with bucket loads of sand to fill the hole in the front.

Back to the 9-5 for me in the morning.....and I need to scoot in the bag room to fill an order before I go to bed....

Stay warm everyone this week!

We canned the sauerkraut!

Homemade sauerkraut anyone?

The kitchen smells divine ...

Wondering what to ferment next....

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sloch Slosh

I managed to make it out to the garden. Slosh-Slosh as I was getting out there but NICE once I got thru the gate.

harvest again of green beans and okra, clipped enough spinach for dinner and probably have 30+ lbs of ...green tomatoes. Some are starting to turn red. Just hope this front that is coming in midweek doesn't drop to frost temps. It is supposed to be high 30's and much cooler temps and plenty of sunshine does great things out there.

Oh and MOSQUITOES! It was a blood letting day. I would have stayed longer but the mosquitoes were horrible.... this quick run was worth it and I had to get out there to get the beans and okra....but I had to cut the trip short..!

Plan to clip the spinach down a lot later this week to get a heavy regrowth and will be sharing with the community when I do. I have a couple of families in mind....

Sauerkraut it perfect.... it's been warm in the house and it tastes divine. Not too sour or salty and still a little crunchy... I plan to can it tonight. Next batch tho I may let it go a little longer....maybe not tho. This is some good stuff...Wish I had some good deer sausage links to go with it...

John is outside working on the green machine. Remember a couple of weeks ago he got it running again but it died when he was on the trip to the back of the property ...and was in the road?

I expect he'll have it running in no time. It runs...for a minute or two then dies. He's got this tho. He's a great mechanic to have on a hobby farm.

Headed back outside but staying close to the house. Seems like the mosquitoes are not as bad.... I just wish we'd get a breeze...

All for now....we'll check in again later...