Tuesday, August 27, 2013

We're Jammin'

Yeah, I know, I said I wouldn't be posting here anymore, but two things have me back here.

First, a combination of going through the learning curve with the Groundwell Farm website and the sudden repair of my Blogspot.  And second, the desire to share with you all the latest bounties here at the farm.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I Don't Know What's Going On!

For whatever reason I cannot post normally on blogger any more.  Maybe this problem will be fixed in the future, but I don't know.   Right now I'm writing in HTML which is something I don't really know how to do (I'm copying the tricky stuff from an old post) And that I'm not willing to do constantly to maintain a blog.  Therefore, I am moving once again!  Anything that I would post on any of my blogs (A Sustainable Transition, Mamallama Transitions, The Continuing Adventures of Mrs. Butterwirth, and Excepschanel Gastronomy) will now be posted at the Groundwell Farm website (groundwellfarm.com)  I thank you all for your patience, and sincerely hope to see you all at Groundwell Farm in the near future!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stop the Presses!

Or at least the strainers.  I made (with the assistance of my wonderful hubby) a major discovery this week. I'll let you in on it but first I need to do a bit of backgrounding.  You already know that I put up lots of tomatoes when I can and that I have a particular passion for sauce and ketchup.  This passion requires extensive use of a tomato strainer.  For years and years I have used my trusty old Victorio strainer. It removes all the skins and seeds and leaves you with just pulp and juice. I bought it new over twenty years ago, and other than loosing some of its enamel, it's still in great shape.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mindful Monday

When you rise in the morning,
give thanks for the light,
give thanks for your life,
for your strength.
Give thanks for your food
and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks,
the fault lies in yourself.


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Life is a Bowl of Cherries

There are reasons why I am posting less frequently this summer than I sometimes do, the largest of which is my lovely tomato patch.  Each harvest is measured in bushels, and then the process begins.  After picking for an hour or so the tomatoes need to be washed and sorted.  Which ones are so green they won't be usable for several days, which can be used in two to three days, which should be cut up right away?  Separate out the good slicers and the cherries as well. (The cherries sit on our coffee table like a big bowl of candy!) Once the sort cycle is complete there are a few hours of cutting, then there is the cooking.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Mindful Monday

I've got joy like a fountain,
I've got joy like a fountain,
I've got joy like a fountain 
in my soul.
From an old summer church camp song.