Monday, October 1, 2012

Homesteading it in October!

I am doing an organic CSA this year called Honey Brook Organic Farm.  I get a LOT of produce, a big box every week since late spring.  And sometimes we go picking at the farm to get even more produce.  I need to do a lot of things with that produce to use it up or store it.  


So, all throughout October, we are going to be homesteading it, vegan cowgirl style!

We'll explore some elements of both modern and traditional homesteading as it relates to food: cooking, preserving, storing, making do, and keeping waste to a minimum.  We will look at various ways of putting up food for those long, winter months as well as some nice ways to use the vegetable and fruit bounty that is typical of early fall for more immediate consumption.   Tips, tricks, old and new recipes will likely make their way onto the homestead.

Put on your (vegan) cowgirl hat and join me!


P.S. You'd be wise to get yourself a medium sized pumpkin if you know what's good for ya'.

12 comments:

  1. What a fun theme! My garden always produces more than I can eat, so I'm looking forward to getting some ideas on how to use up the bounty.

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  2. I'm looking forward to seeing some recipes for storing some of the seasons bounty.

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  3. Oh, marvelous theme idea! While our farmers market is still reasonably active, I'm looking forward to hearing what you have to say about preserving. That's a topic I don't know much about, other than simply freezing.

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  4. Thanks, everyone! If everything goes as planned, I'm going to hit on a lot of techniques, all of them very doable!

    XOXO!

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  5. awesome theme! i sometimes pick up more than needed too. so storing and preserving posts will be a help:)

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    1. Thanks, Richa! And you KNOW I LOVE YOUR PIZZA THEME!!!

      XOXO!

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  6. Love the idea! I am looking forward to pictures of fresh produce from your CSA - there is nothing like it.

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    1. Niru, you may like my posts from June through September, I've got 18 weeks of CSAs posted in there! Tomorrow I will pick up my CSA box for Week #19! I can't believe it, really :-)

      XOXO!

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  7. Looking forward! Yay for Vegan MoFo and finding great blogs!

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    1. Yup, better than findin' water in the desert!

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  8. love your blog! homesteading is the way to go! Thanks for stopping by mine! Happy MoFo!

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