Harvest Monday

Harvest Monday

This weeks harvest is full of green (again) in the form of spinach and one lonely stalk of rhubarb.  I am excited to be pulling greens form the garden on a regular basis for salads, sandwiches and snacks but am really looking forward to some color (hopefully) soon!This weeks totals are:Spinach - 10ozRhubarb - 1oz (not including that huge leaf)Total…

14 Day Pantry Challenge Wrap Up

Alright.  It's over.  Let's look at what happened, what worked and what didn't.I started the 14 Day Pantry Challenge two weeks ago to challenge myself and my family to eat only what we had in our pantry, fridge and freezers for 2 weeks.  No grocery shopping.  No going out to eat.  Accomplishing this would not only help us to make some room…
14 Day Pantry Challenge Update

14 Day Pantry Challenge Update

Gobble, gobble, gobble!A huge success of this whole challenge has been the fact that we had a 15 pound turkey waiting for us in our deep freezer!  We purchased this guy last year at Thanksgiving time and have been saving him away for when we need him!  YAY!Now, how exactly do you you spread a 15 pound turkey as far…
Dirty Hands & Torn Aprons

Dirty Hands & Torn Aprons

A while back I went on a shopping excursion with Fish Girl.  This excursion was supposed to be just for her to spend some of her leftover birthday money.  I was not supposed to shop.  Yeah...right! We went to TJMaxx and I was just poking around, killing time, when I came across the aprons.  Now, let me start off by…
Harvest Monday!!!

Harvest Monday!!!

This is my very first Harvest Monday post hosted by Daphne's Dandelions!!!  Daphne hosts these Monday posts by not only blogging about what she has harvested, but by also allowing fellow bloggers to add their names to her post as well so we can all see what each of us is up to!While there are really not many items ready to…
Twisted Berry Nut Bread (minus the berries, plus whatever you want)

Twisted Berry Nut Bread (minus the berries, plus whatever you want)

To date, this is probably my favorite bread.  It is not a quick bake, but it is more than worth the effort.  I originally found this recipe in Family Circle a couple of years ago and have since played with it in a variety of ways...the most recent being a no dairy version that is not only fantastic but Fish Girl can…
The bad, the ugly and the upside…

The bad, the ugly and the upside…

Sometimes, when I write a blog, I want to only show the good, beautiful, happiness that is happening with the yard or the chickens.  Don't ask me why, maybe it's just in my nature.  However, it's not the whole truth and I know that I enjoy reading of other urban homesteading struggles because those who share their struggles are telling…