Friday was alpaca shearing day. We had 23 head to shear, was a long day. Here’s a video of the girls sporting their new doos.
The radish is a plant in the Brassicaceae family. Originally domesticated in pre-Roman empire time, it’s been a staple in the garden for centuries. They are grown around the world. While the root is the primary food source from the plant, the greens are edible as well. There are a number of varieties ranging in
Raised bed gardening has many benefits. Here are a few of the reasons I like this method for most of my gardening. Above and beyond any other reason, your back and knees will thank you. This greatly reduces the bending and kneeling involved with a ground level garden. You can consider the expense of building
This is one of our family favorites, and is very budget friendly. If you like cabbage, give it a try. Ingredients1 package of Eckrich Beef Polska Kielbasa sausage2 small heads of cabbage or 1 really big one Slice the sausage into bite size rounds. Add about a cup of water and the sausage to a
Water is the so called life blood of your garden. We all know that without watering, your plants will quickly wither and die; however, did you know there is a right way and a wrong way to water your plants? Follow these guidelines and your plants stand a much better chance of avoiding some common
Ingredients* 2 tablespoons whole mustard seeds (brown or black) * 1/4 cup ground mustard powder* 3/4 teaspoon salt * 1/4 cup water* 4 teaspoons apple cider (or white wine vinegar) Directions1. Soak mustard seeds overnight2. Drain water completely3. Lightly Crush the seeds with a mortar and pestle4. Combine the mustard powder and salt in a small bowl.
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Spring is upon us and there are a plethora of chores to do around the homestead. Here are some of the things you may want to check and/or do around your place. This is my partial list that is timely for the weather that Oklahoma generally deals with. Time to start airing out the barn.
This Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew is bound to be your new favorite winter comfort food! It’s hearty, creamy, and loaded with vegetables! Prep Time 30 minutesCook Time 4.5 – 6 hoursTotal Time 5 – 7 hoursServings 12 servingsCalories ~275 Ingredients 2 lb Little Potatoes – I used baby dutch yellow 6 boneless skinless chicken
One term new gardeners will likely encounter is determinate vs indeterminate. What does this mean? It’s really pretty simple on the surface, regardless of a complex biological background. The science driving the growth patterns is fascinating. Nothing beats the joy of slicing into a home-grown tomato. They are juicy and sweet and a joy to