Celebrate the culture of agriculture & share skills (Growing! Cooking! Eating!)

So, we have been away from the city for exactly 15 months! We finally snapped and got out of the rat race. In one year we learned to bake the perfect loaf of bread. Made pickles for the first time. Piled and chopped 20 chord of wood. I learned to crochet and starting to knit. Made a garden plot that is so well protected by barbed wire that it frightens small children. Taught the dog how to pull Trout and Salmon from the River, then taught myself how to clean said fish. Made syrup and jam. Ate something wild everyday. Grew enough herbs to last for more than a year. And then there's the Tomatoes....We planted over 100 tomato plants, they all took!
I have frozen tomatoes, canned tomatoes, fresh canned homemade ketchup, canned tomato sauce, dried tomatoes....next will be salsaand homemade V8.
Corn is as high as an elephants eye....and we are freezing it on the cob. Beans were through about end of July. i let the lettuce bolt to collect seeds. Buttercup squash is well on its way to being ready. And, I'm trying to find a way to store my couple bushels of potatoes.
Not bad for two fags from the city!

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Comment by Cornelia on September 5, 2010 at 8:19am
That's an incredible amount of learning you've done - whew! I'm exhausted reading it! Please please take video of the dog "fishing"!
Comment by Christa Nelson on September 5, 2010 at 12:50pm
well done! ......your blog post reminded me of this quote..... "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -- Robert Heinlein
Comment by Stacey on September 6, 2010 at 7:26am
Wow, that's a lot of learning in a short time! I'd love to see pics of all your accomplishments!


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