The cows were out grazing in the field this morning and
I had to snap a picture of this bucolic scene.
Simply beautiful, fresh, open air
and clean, green grass.
Do you know the source of your milk? If not, you might want to do some research.
|Tiny Little Jars of Tasty Apple Jelly|
Freshly Pulled Home Grow Carrots
Hubby opens door and hands him a bag of carrots (which have been in the produce drawer for some time now).
Hubby retrieves a lone garden carrot from the produce drawer, hands it to his progeny and returns the three reject carrots to the produce drawer.
|Home Cooked and Canned Chicken Soup|
|A Frosty October Morning in the Garden|
|Another Batch of Chili in The Works|
|Our New All-American Pressure Canner|
Ready for its Maiden Voyage
|Four Quarts of Homegrown, Freshly-Canned Green Beans|
|The First of Our Fall Broccoli Crop|
|Our First Try at |
Homemade, Canned Chili
|14 Quarts of Spicy, Homemade Chili|
|Perpetually Producing Peppers|
|Perfectly Pickled Peppers|
|Ripe PawPaws Just Picked From the Forest Floor|
Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature's recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life
"...The pawpaw is native to the Midwest, Southern and Eastern United States and adjacent southernmost Ontario, Canada, from New York west to eastern Nebraska, and south to northern Florida and eastern Texas.”
The Pawpaw tree bears fruit that is large, yellowish-green with a hint of brown. It contains many large brown seeds within the edible fruit pulp. When the Pawpaw trees flower, the fruit is first green and then begins to mature in September and lasts through October. During this maturity stage, the fruit becomes yellow or brown.Our freshly gathered pawpaws sat on the kitchen island all night and when we woke, the most heavenly sweet fragrance was wafting through the house.
|Pawpaw Bread Piping Hot in the Oven|
|Pawpaw Bread on the Cooling Rack|
|Pawpaw Bread - Or What's Left of It|
|Two-Week Old Baby Quail|
Productive Garden Citizens
|A 16-Pound Harvest!|
Picked, Blanched and Frozen
Wet, Tired and Oh So Tiny!
|"We are here, we are here, |
we are here, we are here!"
|Artichoke Plants from |
|Newly Plant Artichoke Plant|
|Our Incubating Quail Eggs|
|Viburnum Beginning the Fall Change|
|Fall Broccoli Seedlings|
|Strawberry Blossoms Promise a Fall Crop|
|Garlic Ready for Planting|
|Potato & Squash in Storage|
A sower went out to sow and he sowed that which was in his heart - for what can a man sow else. (From the Game of Life).
To cultivate is to watch the soil as you watch your cooking and tend your crop as you would tend your animals. The crop is as alive as the stock....
If you have a backyard, you can help the world and yourself by raising some of the food you eat.
..think of the cleansing influence of all this. Light and air and labor - these are the medicines not of the body only, but of the soul. It is not ponderable things alone that are found in the gardens, but the great wonder of life, the face of nature, the influences of sunsets and seasons and of all the intangible things to which we can give no name, not because they are small, but because they are outside the compass of our speech.