Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dehydrating

Top shelves are spaghetti sauce and bottom is more sweet potatos

FIRE CIDER

Chopped home grown horse radish, garlic, onion, grated fresh ginger and 1/4tsp cayenne pepper covered with apple cider vinegar. Make your now and steep 4 weeks. Then strain and mix with honey to boost your immune system and treat sinus infections.

Dehydrating sweet potatos

Time to make laundry soap

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sweet tators

I BOUGHT 44 LB OF SWEET POTATOS FROM A FARM STAND. LATER I REALIZED I SPENT ABOUT 3 TIMES WHAT THE SELLING AMOUNT IS AT WALMART. SORRY IF I WAS PAYING ATTENTION I WOULD NOT HAVE BOUGHT THEM...BUT I DID SO I WILL MAKE THE BEST OF IT.
 
 
 
 
 
 

First fire of the season was Saturday

 
Canned 20 LB of hamburger

THESE ARE SOME STORAGE ITEMS.

I WILL BE SAMPLING THESE TO SEE HOW THEY TASTE. IF THEY ARE GOOD I WILL BE USING THEM TO MAKE MEALS IN JARS. IT TOOK A LONG TIME OF READING LABELS TODAY AT THE LOCAL VIETNAMESE MARKET SO I WOULD NOT BUY SOMETHING WITH MSG IN IT. NONE OF THESE ITEMS HAVE THIS.
 
YES IT IS REALLY MADE OF BANANAS
 
 
FOR MY PORTABLE STOVE
 
WHAT IS ROAST RICE POWDER FOR?
 
 
ABOVE ARE SHEETS OF DEHYDRATED MASHED SWEET POTATO. BELOW IS POWDERED DEHYDRATED SWEET POTATO.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

SUNDAY FUN

I transferred this large bag of dry milk to quart jars. I have problems with moths in my house and the larvae chew threw everything but glass.
 
 
Yesterday I went to several flea markets with my friend John and then on the spur of the moment we decided to drive to Athens TX to see a wild life management area there that I would like to take the grand kids to after hunting season. And we found a road side stand selling sweet potatos. I bought a 44 pound box and then later found out I paid about  times the store price. Live and learn.
 
 
I am now making homemade dog food. I got tired of getting ants in my large bags of food and also started reading labels. I realized that it is easier to store food for them that I also eat. So I cook for them about every 2-3 days. Rice, powdered sweet potatos, 1 can of hamburger, garlic granuals, a little oil, or if I have them a couple of fresh eggs, and a hand full of what ever greens are growing in the garden. So at Sams I bought 20 lb of hamburger. This is expensive at 1.99 per lb. I can't wait for thanksgiving. I am going to grab a ton of turkeys and put them in the freezer and start thawing and canning them. I will also make quart jars of turkey broth which I only made one canner of last year and regretted it when I found out how amazing it was.
 
 
 
Helpful hint: use an old antenna from a portable radio or old TV. The tip is a magnet so you wont have to buy a fancy one at the sore.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday I went to Sams and bought a 48 ct box of toilet paper for storage.
 
 
 
 

Friday, October 5, 2012

NEW COMPUTER

Got a new computer that has Window 7 with Movie Maker on it. I can't wait to take videos and edit them for YouTube and Blogger. As soon as I can I will update you all on my farm