Jabberwocky for 2005 August 16 (entry 0)

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[Comments] (8) Provident Living: Like a good little homesteader, I harvested in the garden today. I picked beets, Swiss chard, tomatoes, zucchini, and herbs. Then I made packets for the freezer that hold the ingredients for a batch of minestrone and I pickled the beets. It was a lot of work.

This was after I pulled a lot of weeds. I don't know what I will do the rest of the week--the city didn't empty my green waste bin on Monday.

It's A LOT of work to be a homesteader.


Posted by Susie at Wed Aug 17 2005 12:10

You're so good, you little homesteader!

Posted by Susie at Thu Aug 18 2005 07:19

Whenever I see your title I think "honest living, honest living, honest living, honest LIVING!"

Posted by Marianne Morse at Thu Aug 18 2005 19:33

I sure could use some help in this big neglected yard here in Show Low.

Posted by Frances at Fri Aug 19 2005 12:09

honest living, honest living, honest living AZT!

Posted by Alyson at Fri Aug 19 2005 12:20

Good little homesteaders are my heroes!!!

Posted by Alyson at Fri Aug 19 2005 12:22

Pray tell what you put in your minnestrone packages. What kind of prep work do you do? Louise would love pickled beets, the Australian mainstay.

Posted by Kristen at Fri Aug 19 2005 14:59

I am learning the hard way about what it is like to be a homesteader. We just got our large yard sodded with grass yesterday and the first time I had to water it was such a pain in the butt. And I have to do it twice a day for 3 weeks!

Posted by Frances at Sat Aug 20 2005 19:38

I lightly blanched zucchini, Swiss chard, basil and oregano, and put it in ziploc bags with chopped up tomato (didn't blanch). When I add the Italian beans I'll probably blanch those too.


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