Posted by: oceannah | March 26, 2012

Homestead Happenings

It’s looking a bit like Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard in the squash closet these days.  There’s still a goodly amount of garlic and those delicious peaches that were canned in maple syrup last summer aren’t Dukan friendly so there’s still 4 quarts left.  The itty bitty bag of popcorn won’t hold us for much longer and the few jars left of pear chutney and jams looks like it will hold out til strawberries arrive.  Butternut squash is a staple here. 

Empty jars are a sure sign that we’ve been eating well all winter.  The freezer still has some goodies tucked away but most of the greens are done and gone.  We found that raspberries are not so appealing when frozen so we can them.  Another freezer don’t for us was asparagus.  One year we froze a bunch of asparagus only to find it turned into something that my daughter referred to as elephant snot….  Ultimately it ended up as a pureed soup.  These days, we just go on an all asparagus pee-stinking binge when they’re in season.  Kind of like the shrimp scene from Forrest Gump, asparagus pie, asparagus stir fry, roasted asparagus, grilled asparagus, asparagus quiche.

The weather today is a seasonal mix of cloudy drizzle.  Much different from the high 70’s low 80’s (F) the previous week.  There is a sunny patch to be had however, our forsythia is in full bloom.  I hope your week is off to a great start too.

*anna

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  1. “These days, we just go on an all asparagus pee-stinking binge when they’re in season.” LOL 😀 I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE asparagus! And you grow it??? Oh, my… going to have to make a visit your way next summer!

  2. I love canning! There is nothing more satisfying than the pop of opening a jar of food you put up yourself.

    • I hear you Daisy. Glad you stopped by, swing by real soon 🙂
      *anna

  3. The shelves look great full of your own produce! My garden is still like a dumping site, cant wait to get started on it and eventually have a veggie patch too!

  4. Shannon you won’t regret making a garden…just go for it.
    *anna


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