Monthly Archives: November 2011

Caramel Apple Pie

Here’s the recipe I promised for the caramel apple pie:   I used 7 granny smith apples and ran them through my peeler/corer/slicer 1 Tablespoon lemon juice ½ cup sugar 3 additional Tablespoons of sugar 2 Tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca pearls … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!   Today I am blessed to be able to drive the 3 hours to visit my family. I SO enjoy spending time with them, but it’s been exactly a year since I’ve been back there. About a … Continue reading

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Maintenance post – please ignore

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Pumpkins, pumpkins EVERYwhere!!!

I was offered a surplus of pumpkins … a very LARGE surplus! I was told there were about 200 hundred extra pumpkins, and I could have them for free. I’m glad I came with a truck … too bad the … Continue reading

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Our composting has been pretty low-tech to date. Llamas naturally create dropping places where they visit over and over to leave their “beans”. The rabbits are in raised cages so their droppings also fall to the ground below. And we’ve … Continue reading

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The Prarie Homestead

I’ve just stumbled across a website I really enjoyed. Just as we like to visit the country homes of friends, sit down with a glass of sweet tea and visit at the kitchen table, looking out over the chickens scratching … Continue reading

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