I’ve been saving the majority of my canning for when the weather got cool. I think it’s finally here. In fact, my phone did briefly show snow in the forecast for Saturday! My canning pantry is getting low. I was downstairs this morning taking stock, only 4 pints of jam, 3 pints of salsa, 5…… Continue reading Canning fail
Puffballs! Chris and I took the Foraging for Fungi workshop a few weeks ago and puffballs are one of the mushrooms we covered. Since we had rain last week, I’ve been finding a few of them around the barn. I didn’t get brave enough to cook them up though. When we had them at The…… Continue reading Puffballs!
Since we had our first significant rainfall in over a month, – well, five days of spotty rain, but we’ll take it – and the ground finally wasn’t concrete hard, I pulled out my banana peppers. I had been feeling guilty about them just going to waste out there, but I was so tired of…… Continue reading Goodbye, banana peppers and stuffed pepper soup
My most recent piece for work on emerald ash borer in our region of Illinois can be found here. http://tworiversoutdoors.com/region-dodging-pesky-emerald-ash-borer-p2216-1.htm
I finally updated the kids pictures the other week.
I planted some fall salad greens at the end of August, but they haven’t fared well with the unseasonably warm fall, which is starting to be the norm now. My poor spinach. And of course there is no where in town to find spinach seeds this late in the year, and most seed companies want…… Continue reading Fall salad greens