A few days ago I contacted my daughter (in law) and asked if she had any butter and told her I had some toilet paper I’d be willing to trade. Now that seems like a weird trade but I always keep an extra pack of 🧻 on hand because we don’t live close to town and I for one never want to run out.
She said yes and we exchanged items and I was happy to get the butter since we use it often and when I bake I only use real butter.
This was the first time we exchanged anything because we often give each other items we need but it made me wonder if people still trade or barter items.
Let me know what you think?
Cooking on the wood stove is one of my favorite methods of cooking. When the weather outside is yucky I don't mind standing by the wood stove staying warm. Please check out my video below.
If you have animals you already know there is an abundance of poop, manure whatever you want to call it.
We have chickens, ducks and a big ole tom turkey. The turkey and chickens are easy to clean up after for the most part but ducks are another story. Their poop is mostly liquid and can dry up to be almost like cement (see photos). Each year I dig soil out of the run to use in the gardens and breaking through the ducks poop can be a challenge when it’s extremely dry.
Oh but that’s not the worst of it when the ground is wet from rain or snow melt it gets very slick. I can’t count the times I’ve almost slipped and fell walking around in there.
I’m really not complaining I love our mixed flock of fun. They are spoiled and that’s my fault. We will always keep critters because after all these years I can’t even imagine not having them poop and all.
My choice is clear gel it by far exceeded my expectations. The first picture is a cherry pie using corn starch and it bubbled over the crust. The second is a cherry pie I made for Thanksgiving using the cherry pie filling with clear gel I canned in September 2021. As you can see it didn’t bubble over because the filling is thick and wonderful.
From now on I’ll definitely be using clear gel for all my fruit pie fillings that way they can be canned if I chose too. Fruit pie filling cannot safely be canned with corn starch but clear gel can.
Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!
Just when I thought I could sleep in on Thanksgiving morning…the dogs decided to wake me up at 2:23 am. I looked to see what time it was and rolled back over knowing I’m not cooking the turkey this year.
Our family friend is cooking the turkey, stuffing and gravy which I have to admit I’m glad I don’t have to this year. I am however making homemade pies, homemade rolls, spiral ham and the mashed potatoes. Not sure what else I’ll make since it’s just the 3 of us.
We love leftovers but we don’t want to be eating them for the next couple weeks. Other then football on the tv it’ll be a quiet day. Thank you all for stopping by, have a great day everyone.
Wow! Almost 10 years in the Arizona Cottage Food Program. Back in 2012 when I first got my certificate it was called Home Baked and Confectionary Goods Program. After they updated the program in 2019 to include jams and jellies I got a number and a new certificate. I’ve lost track of how many baked goods I’ve made since then not to mention I had a food business from 2005 that I baked for too. My baking has always been part time because I had to work to pay household expenses but baking is definitely one of my passions.
It’s that time of year we use the wood stove to heat the house so there will always be ash from burning wood. We use some of the ash in our garden beds in small amounts because large amounts will raise the soil ph. Definitely a garden amendment for us and it’s a free byproduct of heating our house. #gardening #gardenamendment #heatingwithwood #byproducts #woodstove
It’s been A process but we were able to get into our old website account now we can start updating again and sharing what’s been happening over the past year thank you all for stopping by and checking out our website. Blessings All
Hello I'm Michele & I'm the matriarch of the Leverone Family Farm. I'm a wife, a mother of 2 grown/married sons and have 5 adorable grand kids.