The refrigerator pickle recipe: http://domesticdreamboat.com/pickled-carrots/ This is the pressure canner we use to can beets and other non water bath canned items. It was the best value by far and we’ve had a great experience with it! Thanks Santa!
Eating healthy food requires planning. We struggle every week to have healthy, local food on our table while holding down full-time jobs and parenting our two beautiful children who seem to know that dinnertime is THE WORST TIME for a meltdown. I do my best to at least have some sort of a plan for… Continue reading What not to cook.
Had a great trip to the Wintertime Farmers Market in Pawtucket, RI this weekend. Picked up some sauerkraut, veggies (carrots!) and lots of cheese. Always so inspiring to see what is able to be grown and sold even in the middle of winter. Wanted to link to a few of the best posts I’ve… Continue reading Inspired
Here is a list of what we planted this year! As the year rounds out, I’ll be adding some posts on our observations on each variety we ordered. We order all of our seeds from Seed Savers Exchange and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. More to come on that! Sea berries (just learned about these!)… Continue reading Seed order 2016
(3.5) While we’re still daydreaming about a life of near self sufficiency on a homestead, we’re making do. In the winter here in Massachusetts, there’s not much to do in terms of homestead chores. We winterized the coop, put up our very first low tunnel and now, we wait. We’ve been teaching I (3.5) to… Continue reading Don’t quit your daydream
Accidental back-to-the-landers living a life of voluntary simplicity…by night. By day, we’re both working full-time with a goal to live the farm life someday. For now, we’re making our farm dreams happen one square foot at a time. Our backyard in suburban Massachusetts is where we raise chickens, grow vegetables, and hang with our little… Continue reading About