Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas's days away and I'm not ready.....guess I better get er done!!Just a few Christmas pictures.

Our tree....before it got acquainted with the hardwood floor!!It doesn't look quite the same now:(

 Princess Danika Rae
 Grampy with two arms full:)
Geofrey and Danika.

 Geofrey was getting tired and Danika wanted to eat her present! LOL

Thursday, December 9, 2010

mmmmmmm bacon:)

Got our bacon back and is it ever good!

The only thing on that plate that is bought is the bread..........hmmm,maybe I'll mix bread tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


We made some sauerkraut yesterday.50lbs of cabbage gave us a five gallon bucket full.

This is a sauerkraut knife and it's really sharp! It turns a cabbage into this.......

Shredded Cabbage

Then you stomp or tamper....means the same,3 tablespoons of coarse salt to five lbs of cabbage.

Juices are starting......

mmmmm I can almost taste the stuff :)

We'll check  in a week to see how the fermenting is coming along.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pickled Eggs

I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.

But Geof likes them,so........

Boil for 12 mimutes.Drain....Run cold water over them and let them cool.
 Peel the dam things....don't use fresh's not fun at all!
 Heat your juice....I use 1 cup of white vinegar, 1 cup of water,pickling spice and a couple tablespoons of sugar.....most times but this time I added just a wee bit more,it depends on your own taste.Oh,I also added a bay leaf to this batch.
I did the quart jars on Monday and they are ready to eat now.