Egg Storage

Egg Storage

      Dear Neighbor, While most of the neighborhood has an egg deficit, it seems my chicks are first cranking up; short days, cold weather, and all. The girls are not so much late bloomers as they were born late in the season, thus the flurry of...
One Turkey, Many Meals

One Turkey, Many Meals

  Dear Neighbor, Thanksgiving week, I buy several whole turkeys and pop them in the freezer for a future butchering bee. At $ .59 a pound, it is the cheapest meat you will buy. With one turkey you can get about 6 meals out of it, depending on your family size....

Cooking Under Pressure

I have publicly confessed my undying love for the crock pot, but I must admit…. I have a secret love, on the side…something pretty steamy. Meet my pressure cooker!

Making Salsa With A Victorio Food Strainer

Making Salsa With A Victorio Food Strainer

Dear Neighbor, Here, in the south, abandoned gardens can often be found by late July and August. The owners, stricken by heat, lack of energy and apparently worn out to the bone, can’t give the TLC required to keep their gardens growing and just let them go....
Long Term Egg Storage

Long Term Egg Storage

Dear Neighbor, Spring on the homestead is a great time for chickens; they are all perky and laying like crazy.  Soon the eggs pile up and I just kind of stare at them all, wondering what to do with them. The dogs love an egg surplus. So does their fur!...