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Weekend Work – Late July on the Homestead

Weekend Work – Late July on the Homestead

Weekend Work Great weekend! Not that it was fun though we got a lot done. We’re sacrificing a lot of time this year for weekend work. The list of things that need to be done is long but we’re knocking items off at a steady rate. My favorite part of the work was harvesting garlic. So excited about the garlic! We set up two of the three bear baits on Saturday. Steve’s is the hardest. It’s a rough, uneven, bramble-filled,…

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Garlic Harvest, Curing and Storage

Garlic Harvest, Curing and Storage

Garlic Harvest Tuesday was garlic harvest day and I was eager to see how well the German Extra Hardy Hardneck Garlic produced. It was supposed to rain so I was up and out early to pull the bulbs…under bright sunshine and without a cloud in the sky. Timing the garlic harvest is tricky. I pulled one head last week to give to my uncle and thought it looked just about ready, and another last night that was perfect. Tips on…

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Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe

Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe

Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe Garlic scape pesto is my current go-to food when I want a snack. I can eat this stuff like candy. It’s healthy, filling and satisfy, and it’s so good I have a hard time resisting. If there’s garlic scape pesto in the fridge I’m going to think about it until it’s gone. And then think about it longer. What is a Garlic Scape? Garlic scapes are the flower stems of hard neck garlic. They start growing…

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