Category Archives: Projects

Rhubarb syrup

I have recently developed a taste for rhubarb.  This would absolutely shock my mother, as she tried for years to interest me in the stuff as a child, when I vehemently rejected all and every offer.  Granted, most of those consisted … Continue reading

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Freezing lemon zest

I love making things with lemon zest.  However, I seriously dislike stopping everything to zest a lemon… and I never seem to have fresh ones on hand.  They tend to migrate into the depths of the refrigerator and only meander … Continue reading

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Quarantine haircuts

Actually, this is the process regardless of what’s going on in the wider world… The usual progression: 1. Boys get haircuts and complain vociferously. 2. Hair eventually grows back. 3. Lengthening hair requires combing, washing, and other forms of personal … Continue reading

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Team Lumberjack

There are two trees on our property, back behind the fence, that have been an eyesore for awhile. Today, they came down. They guys did a great job; trees are down, nobody got hurt, and they got to play with … Continue reading

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Homemade Sausage

We’ve talked about making homemade sausage for years. We have finally done it! We split a hog with our neighbors, and butchered it ourselves. Our friend Mike came over to help. He kept apologizing for taking so long, and we … Continue reading

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New hack for scrubbing burnt pots

I love finding new hacks, especially when it comes to getting burnt pans clean without ruining them. Last week, I tried making three gallons of goat milk into caramel by mixing the milk and the sugar in a turkey roaster, … Continue reading

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September Icicles

I think it may be time to defrost the freezer and replace the seal.

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