Quiet around here…

Quiet around here…

With our Freezer Wealth bursting at the seams with the nine ducks, seven turkeys, and five chickens that have recently been culled, I am humbled by the quiet that whispers through the property these days. There will be more to say about the process, the plans, and the recipes (especially in regards to the ducks) but, for now, there are just…
Outdoor Canning Kitchen Giveaway

Outdoor Canning Kitchen Giveaway

I don't know about you, but every single time I turn on the stove to begin the canning process in the heat of summer, I kick myself for not preparing in advance and gifting myself a sweet outdoor set up just so I don't have to suffer through the scorching heat box that becomes my kitchen while the process is…
Muscovy Ducklings – All Grown Up

Muscovy Ducklings – All Grown Up

All grown up and completely gorgeous, our Muscovy ducklings are no longer ducklings! Instead, they're trying to fly all over the garden and eating us out of house and home with their love of and obsession for chicken scratch as a snack! So, I've been joking on social media that it's time to send them to freezer camp... but it's…
In the Kitchen – Peaches!

In the Kitchen – Peaches!

Yes, the Peach Abundance is starting to roll in and I couldn't be more excited! I've never grown/harvested my very own peaches before and there's just something about The First Time, isn't there? So, with about 1/3 of the tree fully ripe and ready for harvest, we spent Sunday picking, sorting, eating, and putting up the bounty. There were muffins,…
Rustic Apricot Tart

Rustic Apricot Tart

I've come to the realization that the Urban Farm we left behind is no longer an Urban Farm. It's a nice house on a tiny piece of property with a ton of potential and all the infrastructure someone would need to turn it back into an urban farm, sure. . . But currently just a house. Now, I knew there…
Dreaming of Tomatoes

Dreaming of Tomatoes

Oh man, has it been a rough summer for the garden! Between a rough June for us healthwise, extended 100* temps and water restrictions on the acequia (curtailment) in July, and a late-to-arrive monsoon season here in the high desert, we're kicking off August at about 1/5th our original potential for production this year in our Kitchen Garden. Left are:…