At first glance a dinner party and hunting knife don't seem to go together but then you probably don't know Ethan Becker or his mother or grandmother.
I am a young woman who has finally found her niche. One bachelor's degree later, it turns out to be farming.
Some things are a mystery; especially some older kitchen tools. These two didn't come with directions but I managed to solve both mysteries. One tool seems quite useful, the other not so much.
Using an old-fashioned apple press for great apple juice.
Sometimes before the rain, we live through those dry days. Rain brings the hope of the greening of the earth, of the life that water gives.
Canning ketchup is easy and tastes a whole lot better than store-bought!
Rhubarb is a gift that keeps on giving!
My daddy's mix of chickens and pig
Harvest time has arrived and, as I pick the last of the tomatoes, I have mixed feelings. One of the wonderful things about farming is the lessons you learn along the way.
Capture summer in a jar - make Spicy Tomato Jam.
Rock your homemade pizza with sauce made from fresh garden tomatoes.
It's tomato picking time on our homestead. What better way to preserve the harvest than canned salsa?
A great recipe for that Indian summer bounty.
Raising heirloom tomatoes, like all farming, is full of challenges. This year we have battled blossom end rot and the war's not over yet.