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About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.

Farmhouse Wheel

Just opened up this beauty today. Sliced nicely, has a good flavor somewhere between Cheddar, Jack and Gouda. Aged four months. Made with mostly skimmed milk right here on the homestead!

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Nobody wants to see that.

I store sleeping bags under the piano, as acoustic dampers. Otherwise, my eardrums meet in the middle of my head when I practice. I had a sleeping bag to replace under there today, and found this: Any pianist worth their … Continue reading

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Winter Salad To The Rescue!

I had all my ingredients ready to prep the day before Thanksgiving for my usual Thanksgiving Busy Salad contribution to The Feast. And then I discovered that all the lettuce was involved in the Romaine Recall du jour. However, I … Continue reading

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Animal Control

So, I called the Sheriff’s office today and spoke to the animal control officer. We decided not to press criminal charges against the neighbor – though we could – but we are legally able to shoot the dog if it … Continue reading

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Stuffed mushrooms

Add enough cheese and pesto, and I can get the troops to eat mushrooms. Rosebud made ricotta yesterday, so I mixed that with homemade cheddar, pesto from our garden (frozen last fall), and garlic powder (grown and dehydrated here). Mushrooms … Continue reading

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When you’re making cheese and there’s a spider on the floor.

Pretty sure the picture says it all.

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Dogs and chickens

I don’t like dogs. For one, I’m allergic to them, and as cute as they can be, I enjoy breathing more. I really don’t like aggressive dogs. Killer dogs. Apparently, one of my neighbors owns one. This morning I was greeted with the … Continue reading

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