Monthly Archives: June 2012

Making sauerkraut for the first time

I started my first batch of sauerkraut today. I have been watching the cabbage grow but was unsure when to pick them. The answer I found online: when the heads are hard. I immediately went out and harvested two. We’ve … Continue reading

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Broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage

All our broccoli is coming in at once. So far this week I have made a delicious broccoli-bacon-mushroom quiche and a bacon-broccoli-cheese soup. Tonight I made 16 broccoli calzones and put them in the freezer for future dinners. My friend … Continue reading

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State of the fruit trees

The fruit trees we planted three years ago are doing very nice. There are apples on all five of the apple trees. One of the apple trees is so heavily loaded that one of its branches split. The cherry crop … Continue reading

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Seeing stripes has me seeing red

Lee and I have been catching up on our garden after goofing off for the last couple weeks. Bad weather makes for lousy gardening days anyway, so camping, hiking, hanging out with friends, and celebrating some milestones took over. When … Continue reading

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Garden scampi

I was weeding around some garlic when I first saw “the bug”. I thought it was a bee and I didn’t want to get stung so I stopped weeding the garlic. The next day I was weeding around the squash … Continue reading

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