|Canning jars on my shelves filled with goodies make me happy|
|My pantry as a whole, mess and all|
|Lake County, Indiana Blueberries|
|Lime pickles and Lactic cheese|
|My son's first muck boots!!|
|Septic leech field supplies|
|Caerphilly ready for wax|
It's been busy around here. I've been doing lots of canning (I need to update the side bar totals, I'll do that later) making zucchini pickles, lime cucumber pickles, green beans and dry beans. I would say I make blueberry jam but really its not properly set so its yogurt flavoring. I did make blueberry syrup and its not terribly sweet but for us its perfect. We don't need that much sugar.
I've really been making a lot of cheese. I've recnetly made a caerphilly, monterey jack, several balls of mozzarella, "velveeta" from lactic cheese and one of my favorites, fromage blanc. For some reason since my last yogurt success post my yogurts have been all contaminated with yeast....I think I jinxed myself! I need to throw out my freeze dried starter and I bought some store yogurt to freeze for starter. Luckily around here, even my mistakes don't go to waste. They go to the chickens. The chickens absolutely love it when I come there way with my mistakes. They love whey too. Its almost as good as having a pig.
Speaking of pigs, we are considering that as our next homesteading project animal. One problem is though that I'm not a fan of pork, or at least commercial pork. I'll eat bacon, canadian bacon, ham and sausage but once you start talking ground pork or pork chops I'm eating vegetarian that night. I really need to get over my distaste of pork so I bought some chops. I don't know how to make pork chops so this might be interesting.
My kiddo is getting so big! He's reading off letters everywhere he sees them and loves to point out everything he sees and identify it. What a chance from a year ago where he was just learning to walk. Did you see those cute muck boots? I couldn't resist, that and he's always stepping in places in sandals that he really shouldn't be.