May 24, 2012

Strawberry Preserves


That is one of the best little words my weary mind and body can eagerly comprehend, especially at this time of year.  It seems after months of planning, preparing and planting the garden, I look ahead into the hot and sticky summer months and realize I've only just begun.

This week has been full of not only an abundance of garden work, but lots of work in the kitchen too.  We are just about done washing, hulling and preserving over twenty quarts of beautiful, luscious, juicy red strawberries.  

Is your mouth watering yet?

We have gone a bit strawberry crazy!

Trying to figure out what to do with all the strawberries even after making strawberry preserves and flash freezing several gallons, we turned to the ever trusty Pinterest for ideas.

First we made the strawberry preserves.

May 16, 2012

For My Ozark Neighbors

This is the time of year when all of the extra plants that can't find homes in my garden are available to everybody else.  Pictured above is a Millionaire tomato picked fresh from the garden last year.  To see how big the actual slices are, follow this LINK to the Plant List page and look under the Millionaire listing.

Also, you will see everything else that is available.  To place an order follow the directions on the Plant List page. 

You will find mainly Organic, Heirloom Tomatoes and Sweet Peppers, but I also have a few very nice, non-GMO tomatoes that are hybrid mainly for Farmer's Market purposes.  There are two special extras that are the Purple Coneflower and Chocolate Mint!

If you come back looking for this post and can't seem to find it, don't worry, I have placed a button for the Plant List in the top right sidebar.  

Happy Planting!!

May 01, 2012

Spring on the Homestead

Spring came early for us this year.  Sometimes it just seems early because of all the work involved, but this year, it just plain came early.  Every time I turned around, there was something I was behind on.  Ever feel that way?  


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