Friday, December 19, 2014

I sure didn't realize it had been this long since i had posted on here. Spring gardening hit me and I had produce running out my ears. I tried my hand and making my own pickled okra and it worked well. I planted 72 okra plants so of course i had plenty of okra to play with. I also sliced and froze close to 50 cups for future batched of gumbo! 

I did some water bath canning also. I was harvesting jalapenos by the 5 gallon bucket load. Last year i had tried some candied jalapenos and they were a hit so this year i tripled the jalapeno plants and WB canned 50 pints of candied jalapenos. I don't think i will need to plant that many plants this spring.

Now that it is fall we are in full swing of baby goats, bottles and milking! It is amazing how fast your fridge fills up with milk when you get over a gallon a day! Master Chef (son who is 14) has been gathering recipes so he can learn to make some goat cheese. I found some heavy cream at the grocery store on mark down and he made some homemade butter and got the buttermilk to make some homemade biscuits. 

4-H is keeping Vet girl(daughter who is 17) very busy. She is going to participate in the food show, her, master chef, and 2 other friends are going to be competing in the food challenge. While she is there she is going to compete in the food poster contest and the Texas AG ID contest. She has almost completed her fourth year of her main project which is the Veterinary Science program. 

Will close this catch up post with a picture of a baby goat!