Farm Life

    Garden 2018

    September 2, 2018
    Tomato Seedlings

    Spring in North Carolina this year was not a pleasant one for us. We spent a considerable amount of time growing tomatoes and peppers from seeds just to have a late cold snap killed all my tomatoe plants.   We had to start over, Ugh!

    soil

    This year we also ordered soil from a mulch place.  That didn’t go well either, whatever they sent us was not meant to be planted in since it stunted the growth of all my plants and only 5 pepper plants survived.  Since I am not a gardener I didn’t really know what I was looking at but as time went on I realized that this was meant to amend the soil not be the soil!   That really sucked since we bought a dumptruck load! 

    Second thing is the isles are being over taken AGAIN by grass and weeds.  I am done with raised 30inch row like all the market gardeners use, because obviously I am not going to be one!  Later this year we are going to setup beds with wood sides so we can run the weed eater or just get in there easier to clear things out.

    Heirloom Tomatoes

    By the time the summer was in full force, the tomatoes and peppers started to grow and I got to eat plates full of caprese salads!

    Caprese Salad
  • Guinea Hen
    Farm Life Guinea Hen

    The fox and the guinea

      After a long work week, I got home and of course the Guinea hens weren’t sure who they wanted to roost with.  I had planned to go back out after they figured it…

    February 5, 2018
  • Gyro
    Farm Life Food

    Gyro Recipe

    Since I plan on raising sheep soon.  I have been practicing making recipes with grass-fed lamb.  One of my favorite dishes is Gyro sandwich.  When I lived in Atlanta I could buy it at…

    December 30, 2017
  • Bone Broth
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    Bone Broth

    I recently started making bone broth with my pressure cooker and I found the results to be Amazing!  I will never go back to the slow cooker again! Disclosure & Privacy Policy: There are some…

    December 10, 2017
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    Daylight Savings

    This weekend is one of dread, but it also brings a new set of hobbies.  My mornings will be back to normal since it will be light out earlier. I will be able to…

    November 5, 2017
  • Japanese Curry
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    Japanese Curry

    If you haven’t tried Japanese Curry, it’s is extremely flavorful and super easy to make in your trusty pressure cooker.  This is the first time I have ever had Japanese Curry.  It is slightly…

    October 30, 2017
  • Franchesca Dawn Farm
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    Farm to Table

    Relaxing… My sister came to visit this past weekend.  She lives in the big busy city of Atlanta, Georgia.  I had a few things planned for us, but she just wanted to chill at…

    August 31, 2017
  • Bloody Mary
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    Canning Tomatoes

    A week or so ago we canned spicy green beans so I thought it would be appropriate to make some tomato juice to go with it.    We only grew a few tomato plants this…

    August 29, 2017
  • Rooster Soup
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    Rooster Soup

    I had a previous post about my mental journey on being able to process our first roosters.  I would like to tell you all about what we did with them.  After they were cleaned…

    August 9, 2017
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    Processed My First Chickens

    I did not grow up on a farm, but I did grow up in a family that hunted wildlife.  My family, including my aunts and uncles family, owned a hunting cabin and everyone that…

    August 9, 2017