By Renee Kohley, contributing writer Apple season is my favorite way to transition into fall, and apple recipes make it even better. We are literally surrounded by orchards to pick from, and always feel so blessed to bring home haul after haul, picking 2-3 times during the month of October. I always end up breaking up our apple picking in shifts. It gives me time to plow through whatever needs to be done with them. I am still nursing a … [Read more...] about 100+ Apple Recipes!
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By Ariana Mullins, contributing writer It's a great time of year to collect rosehips so we can make this fermented rosehip soda recipe. They are all over the place here in England, where my family is living at the moment. Rosehips are popular wild sources of vitamin C, have numerous herbal benefits, and they have a really nice flavor. The problem with rosehips is that they can be a bit hard to work with, because they have hairs inside … [Read more...] about How to Make Fermented Rosehip Soda
I've fallen in love with gardening all over again. As many of you know, 2014 was the first year I ventured into the world of deep mulch gardening. Considering it's October, I figured it was time to take final inventory of my experience and type out my thoughts and revelations (mostly because I know I'll forget come next year...) To sum it up? Deep mulch gardening is the best thing that's ever happened to my garden. Period. I LOVE … [Read more...] about Our Deep Mulch Garden: Final Wrap-Up
“Cultivating the Homestead Community” Several weeks ago, I told you how my beautiful onion crop was missing when I went out to finally harvest them. I was left scratching my head-- what type of critter eats onions?? Many of you sent in suggestions, but I still couldn't find a culprit that made sense.Well, I'm happy to say I finally figured it out. It... was... the... TURKEY. I remember him being interested in the onions when I was … [Read more...] about Homestead Barn Hop #182