I hate the sound of crickets, especially in multiples. Goes back to when I was newly married the first time and we moved into a townhouse that was new construction. There were crickets in the walls and they never shut up. The thought of it still makes my skin crawl. Anyway, we live in an… Continue reading My Singing Toad
(copied from my old blog) January 7, 2016 Making bread and rolls from the sponge Preheat oven to 170*F, then shut it off for use as a proofing box. To make a loaf of bread from the “finished” dough, I simply removed approximately half of the dough from the bowl, lightly kneaded it on my… Continue reading Grandma’s Yeast Sponge, Part 2
(copied from my old blog) December 31, 2015 When I was a girl, I would stay with my Grandma over the summertime. Her Sunday night ritual was to set her yeast “sponge” just before going to bed. In the morning when she got up, she would proceed with the sponge as her starter and… Continue reading Grandma’s Yeast Sponge, Part 1
(copied from my old blog) November 29, 2015 Following are descriptions, pricing, and photos of the products I am currently offering. All of my products are handcrafted in my home. I only use essential oils, because I have not found good quality fragrance oils with ingredients I can trust. I responsibly harvest herbs in… Continue reading Mrs K’s Creations: Photos and full product line
(copied from my old blog) October 25, 2015 I had two weeks notice of my knee surgery that was scheduled for mid June this year. I would be fully on crutches for at least 6 weeks, not able to put any weight on my left foot at all. So I used those two weeks to… Continue reading Disabled Farming
(copied from my old blog) Posted September 28, 2015 I usually make ghee from most of the butter I make. I guess I just haven’t gotten the hang of getting the butter rinsed properly or maybe I don’t get enough of the water out because it always starts changing flavor within a day or two… Continue reading Butter!
(copied from my old blog) Posted on September 25, 2015 Two weeks ago, I spent the day at my friend’s horse farm, wandering around with Cathy and picking herbs for making into salves. It was a glorious fall day with a deep blue sky, and just enough of a light breeze to keep it from… Continue reading Making Body Care Products
(Copied from my old blog) Posted September 23, 2015 I guess today is the first official day of Fall. We’ve had many autumn-like days throughout the month of September but today the temps are in the upper 70’s and the humidity is almost the same number. Fall? I don’t think so! As I drive around… Continue reading Fall on the Homestead