With the bustle of spring comes a flurry of outdoor activity, and when temperatures rise above freezing during the day and dip back below at night, the sap of the maple trees begins to flow. What would be more suitable then, than to warm our bodies in the morning with a steaming stack of pancakes… Continue reading Making Maple Syrup
Black walnuts have a bit of a bad reputation, not for their taste, but for the amount of work it takes to harvest them, the stain they can leave behind, and because the nuts grow new trees very easily ( a problem for some, not for others). This fall, we decided to put their taste… Continue reading Harvesting Black Walnuts
Celebrating fall and some anniversaries on the homestead!
How to make stove top apple cider and homemade apple fruit leather. (Applesauce, too!)
You know, I have to be completely honest with you, prior to looking at this house for the first time, the only time I ever heard about mulberries was in the children’s song “Pop Goes the Weasel.” In the version I am familiar with (apparently there are many), the verse goes “all around the mulberry… Continue reading All Around the Mulberry Bush
We already have some apples off of our trees! I don’t know if it’s the weather or the pruning Scott did in spring, but the tree I picked from has been going CRAZY this season. I probably could have left a lot of the apples on the tree, but we were running into some issues,… Continue reading Apples: Round 1