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Fresh Strawberries and Strawberry Jam

April 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments

It is that time of year when the pick your own strawberries are starting to ripen.  I don’t do many pick your own fruits or vegetables anymore because I have found that you can buy them at the Farmer’s market for about the same price but when friends called yesterday and said they were going […]

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Green Tomato Relish

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments

With frost coming quickly here in central Virginia, I decided to pick the majority of our green tomatoes.  The larger ones I am going to cover with newspaper and set to ripen.  These will continue to ripen until probably Christmas or New Year. The smaller ones I made into green tomato relish.  Green Tomato Relish […]

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Garden Gone Wild

August 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

R is home from the hospital and doing as well as can be expected.  He is pretty much house bound and hurting enough that he hasn’t complained.  He is managing to walk around the house a good bit though.  I am very glad not to be making the hour and a half drive to the […]

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Freezing Tomatoes

August 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

The tomatoes are finally coming in and they are coming in all at once.  It’s amazing how many you get off just one bush.  Then multiply it by 10 and you get enough tomatoes to feed an army.  For the last few weeks, we have been having tomatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Today I […]

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Garden Bounty: July Produce Count

August 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

July has been a strange month here.  It was hot and dry for the first three weeks, so much so that we feared losing the garden altogether.  The last week and a half of July it rained just about every other day.  The rain gauge showed approximately 4 1/2 inches over that time period. However, […]

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Favorites from This Week’s Carnivals

July 30th, 2009 · No Comments

My Small Homestead was included in several carnivals this week.  I have found that carnivals are not only a great way for other people to discover my blog but also a wonderful way to find other blogs that interest me.  So this week, I decided to share some of my favorites. The first post that […]

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Entertaining the Grandchildren on the Farm

July 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

My six year old grandson is visiting us this week.  I was worried about keeping him entertained for days at a time with very few games and toys.  We stay fairly busy at this time of year with animals, garden, grass and the normal repairs and don’t have time to really take a day off […]

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Carnival of Homesteading – Long Over Due Edition

July 20th, 2009 · 4 Comments

There has been so much going on in my life over the past month or so that the carnival has gotten away from me so this edition is going to be HUGE.   I hope that you will check out all of the articles. Canning Carolyn presents The Barber Bunch: How to make Strawberry Jam posted […]

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Twenty First Century Homesteading

July 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments

When I was a child, my mother decided that we were going to homestead.  We lived in the country so it was an easy shift to put more focus on growing your own food.  We gardened and we raised animals for food.  We had magazines on goats, chickens, making your own cheese, shearing your own […]

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Bread and Butter Pickles

July 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Our cucumber plants have been going wild.  We are getting four or five cucumbers per day so I decided to take advantage of the surplus to make Bread and Butter Pickles.  I found the recipe over at Get Rich Slowly and followed it pretty closely.  They have great pictures of the process. Here is my […]

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