Menu Week of July 13 and Building a Cabin

Menu Week of July 13 and Building a Cabin

What an exciting weekend! We spent the weekend up at our property. This was the BIG weekend of starting the cabin build! We got up there around 10 pm on Thursday expecting our builders around 8 am on Friday morning. Unfortunately, the logs for our cabin were a very large load and stretched their 8 […]

Menu Week of July 6

Menu Week of July 6

Hello! I hope you had a terrific weekend. We went up to our property to do a few things to get ready to start construction on this Friday. My sister and her husband joined us. It was a fun time! We watched the fireworks show on Friday night and took an amazing drive up the […]

Menu Week of June 29

We’ve got some excitement happening! The start date for our cabin build is July 11. We’re super excited about this. We’ll be going up to the property on Thursday evening to spend the weekend of the 4th and finish the prep work and a couple of small projects. My sister’s family is going to join […]

Stock the Pantry: Planning for Frugal Soups and Stews

As I’m writing this post it’s late-June and I have a pot of soup on the stove for supper. Two days ago it was quite warm and more salad weather than soup weather but last night a storm came through and has left a cold dreary day behind. Once again perfect for […]

Menu Week of June 22

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We had great weather and were able to do many things outside that we’d been putting off like cleaning out the goat pen. đŸ˜‰ It’s an exciting life around here sometimes.

Last week’s menu worked out super well and we had several great dishes. Including Spicy North […]

Salmon Curry

One day while cruising Pinterest a Salmon Curry popped up. I have a fondness for all things curry and had to check it out. The original recipe looked delicious but had many ingredients that we don’t keep on hand — in fact, some of them I’ve never even heard of! But I […]

Menu Week of June 15

This week we’re still focusing on eating out of our food storage and enjoying the few items we produce ourselves. Our freezer is emptying out rather quickly which is normal for this time of year. We stock it up in the fall during hunting season and when processing chickens and ducks. At this point we […]

Menu Week of June 8

Menu Week of June 8

The last few weeks have been pretty busy and I’ve neglected sharing our menu plans. I’m still putting together a plan, scratched out on a slip of recycled paper or an old envelope. We’re being somewhat careful with our money right now since we’re building a cabin on our new property so the bulk of […]

Homemade “French” Salad Dressing

Homemade "French" Salad Dressing

We’re definitely coming up on salad season. Salad greens are one of the things we tend to grow well in our garden and find easily at the natural grocery store and, later, the farmers market. Plus once it’s too hot to cook a main dish salad is a welcome meal.

When we […]

Menu Week of May 11

Snow on Mother’s Day! Yep. It wasn’t enough to stick around but it did snow off and on all day and was cold. Definitely a day to stay inside. Joe and I worked on our permaculture class and had a fairly quiet day. Overnight, the snow continued and we did wake up to a couple […]

Menu Week of April 13 & April 20

We had some excitement over the weekend. Our Peanut goat had kids. She had them around 8 Saturday morning. I was outside getting my dog that escaped from the backyard when I heard Peanut making noise. I looked over and could see that one of the babes was part way out. I got the dog […]

Thai Duck Salad

Thai Duck Salad

 

Our first poultry raising experience started with six chicks when we lived in Oregon. The house that we bought had a chicken coop so when spring arrived we went down to the feed store and came home with an assortment of six little fluff balls.

They were a few days old were quite […]

Menu Week of April 6

Menu Week of April 7

Spring is on the horizon. We’re still waking up to snow some mornings but many of the days are quite nice. This weekend we started tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, pumpkin and jalapenos in the house. Joe also planted peas in the garden and got lots of the areas ready for planting when it’s time. Last weekend […]

Menu Week of March 30

 

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Whew-eee. Cold, snow and wind is what we woke up to. Yesterday we were outside working in short sleeves! We were very happy for the beautiful day and I even was able to get our three cold frame boxes planted with […]

Menu Week of March 23

We’re celebrating! With the longer days the chickens and ducks have started laying again. We’re getting between 10 and 12 eggs a day which means I’ll be planning meals using eggs. After this long winter of almost no eggs, we’re pretty excited.

This week I’m trying lentils. I started an elimination diet back in December […]