Tag Archives: homesteading

Growing & Harvesting Your Spuds (Potatoes)

(oh, with notes on the purslane, basil and delicata squash growing here as well.) Alas, I got my potatoes in the ground late this year – the raised beds weren’t ready until late June.  At any rate, yes this late … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Raised Beds, Events in the Herb Garden – Homesteading!

  I’ve finally got the fire lit under me (in a good way) and I’m focusing on moving the last of my stuff from CT to MA (two hours each direction).  This involves two 10-foot long U-Haul bed trucks, coordinating … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Raising Chickens Part VI: Feeding Those Layers

Here, we are only dealing with feed for adult laying chickens.  (If you have an associated rooster, who is obviously NOT going to be laying a thing, he’s fine eating his harem’s food.) It is possible during the non winter … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

I’m a Chicken Grandma!

No, no.  I’m not chicken to BECOME a grandmother, I’ve simply seen that one of my hens has hatched her first egg into a live chick format!   Yes,  Idril’s first chick has hatched!   Now, Idril had gone broody … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Be Fruit-Full: Maintaining Blueberry Grove

A Note You can follow moments of my homesteading “journey” if you click the “Journal 2019” tab at the top of this page.  Even if you’ve subscribed here, my updating that page isn’t going to send you automatic e-mail updates.  … Continue reading

Posted in Foraging, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Be Fruit-Full: The Citrus, Stonefruits, and Others Here

Fruit trees I Have, Current Status, and Incoming Citrus  Until I get my greenhouse up and running, the citrus trees have to come indoors for winter, as this is Zone 5 B, and they aren’t winter hardy.  Once the main … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Braised Rooster Legs with Wine and Sage

Contains:  Alcohol (cooked off).  Is:  Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free (the bell pepper is not part of the recipe, and is present to add color to the photography.  Any salad or other side would work), Paleo. http://www.vespresso.cooking/en/2016/11/braised-rooster-legs-with-wine-and-sage-sauce Well, I pulled out … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Poultry | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments