April 13, 2024
Fermented Carrots
Fermenting, Homesteading

Fermented Carrots

We made some fermented carrots a bit ago and they came out quite well. We followed the instructions from Farmhouse on Boone and added five crushed cloves of garlic. Today, I am trying it with a couple tablespoons of Ball Mixed Pickling Spice. Seems Ball is not producing this spice mix anymore. If it turns […]

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O Tannenbaum
Life

O Tannenbaum

Behind on decorating but got our tree on Thanksgiving weekend. Fixing lights was quite the chore. Think I need to go buy some strings after Christmas when they are marked down.

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Parlor Remodel, Part 1
Homesteading

Parlor Remodel, Part 1

After about 1 1/2 years of living in our new (1933) home, we are finally starting to remodel. We are starting with the parlor. Here it is as it was when we moved in. It does not look bad but, in reality, the carpet is probably many decades old and needs to go. On top […]

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Blackberry Jam
Homesteading

Blackberry Jam

Blackberry Jam from the package insert of Sure Jell pectin with some minor edits. Ingredients 5 cups crushed berries 7 cups sugar 1 box of Sure Jell pectin or 5 tbsp of bulk pectin 1/2 tsp butter (optional) Equipment Dry Measuring Cup large Saucepan Ladle 2 Large Bowls Stirring Spoon Water Bath Canner Canning Utensils […]

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