Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer Weather Break

Today is beautiful. I declared it canning weather...the kids think I am nuts. I am canning zucchini pickles and garlic jelly. Neither one caught much interest. I was redeemed with grilled cheese and chips.

The zuchinni and squash are growing well. (Don't leave an unlocked car in my drive) I will be taking some to my sister's house and canning it in many ways. My freezer is already full of zucchini!

I also harvested a lot of garlic. I like to dry it and use a spice grinder to make my own garlic powder. Much better flavor. I also have roasted in the freezer. Hopefully garlic jelly will be good.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ms. Brown

I have been milking Ms. Brown for about a week now. I am getting over a quart in the morning and letting her kid have her the rest of the day. I like milking and the sense of self-sufficiency that comes from it.

It is satisfying to make something from the milk or to just serve it with dinner for the family.

I will be going to get a milk cow in early August. I cannot wait. Hopefully all of the practice with Ms. Brown will help me be ready for the quantity of milk I will receive from the cow. I am very excited!!!