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Winter Preparations – Working Toward a Comfortable Winter

Winter Preparations – Working Toward a Comfortable Winter

Winter Preparations Winter preparations have started. It feels like we must be far behind because here it is early October and we haven’t touched a stick of firewood. Steve dropped a few big trees in the new food plot over the summer, and he dragged them to the field between the high tunnels, but there they sit. He cut and I split and stacked this winter’s firewood last year. I thought I’d do next year’s this year but the majority…

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Downsizing Our Garden

Downsizing Our Garden

Downsizing Our Garden Days of Kristin and Taylor living at home, growing for farmers markets and restaurants, and huge gardens are over. The girls have their own gardens now, Kristin in containers on two porches outside of Boston, and Taylor in a 4′ x 8′ raised bed at her duplex in western Maine. I’m growing three pounds of bush beans for us but as little as they’re home these days the timing of loading them up with fresh vegetables is…

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Potato Leek Mushroom Soup Recipe

Potato Leek Mushroom Soup Recipe

Potato Leek Mushroom Soup Recipe Potato Leek Mushroom soup is one of my favorite meals. We started our day in the soaking wet outdoors, turkey hunting as soon as the downpour ended. A whipped up this soup (again, it’s one of our favorites so I make it often) to have for lunch before we go out to fish. I usually use only potatoes and leeks but there were mushrooms waiting to be used when I made this soup last week…

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Spring Greens & Fresh Eggs Recipe

Spring Greens & Fresh Eggs Recipe

Spring Greens & Fresh Eggs Recipe I love food. I love most everything that goes into putting food on our table. Planting seeds, transplanting, watering, even weeding, picking, cleaning, preparing. Eating. This afternoon I had the first spring greens for lunch. Kale, spinach and chives. I didn’t think to pluck a few dandelion greens and green garlic. From the hen house, a fresh duck egg, laid this morning. Food I grow and raise and am responsible for. Organic and free…

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Skillet Roasted Asparagus Recipe – My Favorite!

Skillet Roasted Asparagus Recipe – My Favorite!

Skillet Roasted Asparagus Recipe Skillet roasted asparagus is my favorite way to prepare one of my favorite vegetables. It’s easy, looks a little fancy, and it tastes better than a simple recipe should taste. I thought I’d post this early this week in case you want to try it for Easter dinner. I’m hoping to have fresh asparagus a little earlier than usual this year. We never have our fill ofit before we have to stop cutting and let the…

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