I was planning to post about an easy and thrifty way to can pickles that taste like expensive deli pickles.
But instead I must discuss the Disastrous Derecho (Source: weather.gov) that blew in on August 10, 2020 that has brought Midwest farmers to their knees. (We were one of few that missed devastation, where the epicenter was less than 20 miles away. We are stunned the Derecho went around our tiny spot in the state.)
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Whelp. The corn market sucks and the bean market sucks more. Or is it suckier?
Continue reading “Small Farming Can Save Big Money”
In keeping with more postings of thrifty and easy recipes, here’s a recipe from the 1960’s. I don’t think Grandma was aware of the words Keto or Whole 30 back in the day, but she did have the good idea to put together this tasty side dish.
Continue reading “Green Beans With Onion and Tomato”
Change. We’ve all had some! There have been a couple hundred thousand of you who have voted by visiting my Pinterest account that you need thrifty, homemade food! So, starting today, I will be posting easy from-the-farm recipes more often until we all get through this. And because Lila gave me her large collection of vintage Midwest farm cookbooks, we are set for decades! (I’m not kidding…)
Continue reading “Easy Pulled Pork”
Holy Cats! I caught the TV news and saw shots of empty grocery store shelves. No toilet paper, canned goods or frozen vegetables as far as the eye could see! My heart goes out to anyone experiencing stress getting needed supplies.
Continue reading “Prepare Like a Farmer and Apple Cider Beef Stew”
Our hearts are a little bit broken. Most of our chickens have died this year. Our flock lasted ten years, and then over the span of six months, they passed a few at a time, and now only two remain.
Continue reading “Choosing a New Chicken Flock and Rice Raisin Pudding”
When you’re as old as Lila (age 91), you have wisdom. When Lila was in college in her 50’s, she asked her religion professor, Dr. David Hay, for a list of the most important books he had ever read.
Continue reading “Why I Pray and Vintage Cherry Squares”
We let things go! Trees, broken branches and undergrowth have gotten a bit out of control in our windbreak. We will work in January instead of the summer to cut out undergrowth and trees because it’s easier to pull out vegetation when it’s dead and the ground is not yet frozen solid. No chemicals are used, just hard work.
Continue reading “Cleaning a Farm Windbreak and Simple Fruit Salad”
Today I took my daily walk a little earlier as a winter storm is going to hit during my usual walk time. While I was walking, I noticed tires dumped into the ditch. What the heck!
Continue reading “Recycling on the Farm and Crescent Beef Stroganoff”