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by Farside
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 580
Views: 33407

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Today on the way to work I visited the hazelnut grove to see if the nuts are ripe. Not yet but they are starting to turn brown. Apparently if you stand any chance of getting nuts, you have to check them daily because the squirrels pick them as soon as they are ready. I'm thinking more along the line...
by Farside
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Pastured Broiler System
Replies: 19
Views: 888

Re: Pastured Broiler System

Yesterday a chunk of the chicken tractor ripped off as I was trying to get the thing unstuck from an ant hill without having all the chickens escape out the front, or get crushed at the back. This terrain is certainly not the pasture you see chicken tractors sitting in on instagram. The number of hu...
by Farside
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Dehydrator & etc Recipes, Meals in a Bag or Jar
Replies: 20
Views: 1374

Re: Dehydrator & etc Recipes, Meals in a Bag or Jar

Last year I grew a lot of kale and my family doesn't eat a lot of kale so I had lots of complaints. This year I'm still going to grow lots of kale, but this time I'll dehydrate it and turn it into a powder that can be added to stews and soups. I'll do the same with swiss chard because my family thi...
by Farside
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Pastured Broiler System
Replies: 19
Views: 888

Re: Pastured Broiler System

The first half of the flock are due for processing next weekend, so I took a few pics of them out in the jungle: 20190810_163503.jpg 20190810_163444.jpg The "pasture" is about 4 ft tall and mostly thistles, goldenrod, vetch, and timothy. As the tractor get moved it flattens it enough so the chickens...
by Farside
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 42
Views: 1803

Re: How does your garden grow?

I harvested my multiplier onions the other day and I cooked one last night to see what they taste like. They are very similar to a shallot. They cook down to a gooey, mild, sweet onion that holds its texture but just not as firm as a regular brown onion. They are going onto pizza tonight so I'll let...
by Farside
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 42
Views: 1803

Re: How does your garden grow?

Last night I made blackcurrant jam. In total I picked 3Kg of berries. I added 2Kg of sugar and then added another 0.5Kg near the end to adjust for taste. All up I got roughly 4Kg of jam.
by Farside
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 42
Views: 1803

Re: How does your garden grow?

I picked a kilo yesterday, and another kilo today. I'll probably pick about 1/2 a kilo tomorrow and then I think I'll be done with blackcurrants. Next up are the serviceberry / saskatoons and blueberries which are just getting started. I got one of those berry combs and a screener in the hopes that ...
by Farside
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 580
Views: 33407

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Posted every 7 minutes. Not even smart enough to build in variance lol...
by Farside
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 42
Views: 1803

Re: How does your garden grow?

I picked a little over a Kg of blackcurrants today and froze them. All the blackcurrants on a bush don't ripen all at the same time, so I'm freezing them until the harvest is over in a few weeks, and then I'll make one big batch of blackcurrant jam:
45% berries
55% sugar

pretty complicated stuff...
by Farside
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 580
Views: 33407

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

We experienced a weather event earlier in the week (rain, a drop in temp and humidity) which triggered a massive wild mushroom flush. Today I went and harvested a load of chanterelles, porcini, and pine boletes and the dehydrator is full. I do this whenever the weather triggers a flush, and I store ...