Friday, July 26, 2013
We picked about 30 heads of cabbage - ranging in size from basketball to softball - as long as they were filled out we picked 'em!
SAUERKRAUT here we come!
We actually picked them all one day and then started our kraut-making the following morning. They'll keep just fine overnight - you're going to take a couple of outer leaves off anyhow and that's the only part that wilts a bit.
cabbage, cut them in wedges and shred on the smallest blade. We measure out 5# of shredded cabbage, sprinkle 3 Tablespoons of salt over and let it wilt for a few minutes. (We have several containers, so we do it assembly line fashion!)
Once the cabbage shreds have wilted a bit, into the crock they go and you push, push, push on it until it packs in and juices up.
Keep going! Every 5# gets 3Tblsp of salt.......
Here's the goat clean-up crew eating up all the cabbage plant leftovers.
My black New Zealand rabbit still has all ten of her new kits. They're looking good!
I'm still working on primitives. I work a bit on them each day, so today I finally finished up a few that I've had in the works all week. Three rag dolls, seven bats, and 7 witches hats. (Sounds like a poem.....)
THEN, my husband came home with an unexpected blessing from my aunt.......
a BAZILLION shipping boxes!!!!
WOW! This will save me a fortune on my ebay selling! What a wonderful surprise for me!
This is our bee house. It's built like Fort Knox because we've had bear problems in the past. So, we now call it......(are you ready?).....The Bearicade!
That's all for now. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His mighty hand!