With winter in full swing and snow blanketing every surface, the bears are soundly hibernating in their dens, most plants are laying quietly dormant underground, and I have mostly limited my activities to sitting by the wood stove and drinking tea, but hardy as ever, wintergreen didn’t get the memo. As it’s name suggests, wintergreen, […]
While I always admired people who filled like one mason jar a year with trash, I have to admit that they seemed a bit obsessive about it and so I never set out to try it myself. A couple of weeks ago, I realized that I’ve come pretty close to accomplishing this seemingly miraculous feat […]
Have you ever wondered what it takes you cut all of your own firewood for the winter? Now you can find out as I share my experiences during our first winter in Northern Wisconsin!
Many people these days are trying to “rewild” their diet, foraging for their own or purchasing wild harvested food, or even buying wild plants grown in an agricultural setting from reputable sources. Wild meats, such as bison, salmon, venison, and duck are as popular as ever. Even wild mushrooms and root vegetables, such as sunchokes, […]
While I would do a lot to get my hands on an excalibur dehydrator, they are expensive and use a lot of electricity. Until I have the means to get one, I’ve been experimenting with alternative methods of dehydrating food and herbs. I haven’t had much luck simply air drying many herbs, so I’m always […]
Canning season is here and it’s time to throw all other plans out the window for several weeks! Well, our plants have been producing probably 20 lbs of cucumbers a day, berry and mushroom season is in full swing, and I recently butchered two roosters. And on top of all that, we went to the […]