Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Homesteading 101

Some of the fruits of my labours this summer:

A great batch of soap for the coming year.



And some home-made pickles. My first success with these babies.


I was hoping for a lot more produce from my garden this year but the weather in June was astonishingly bad and drowned my crops - twice. The fact that I got six jars of dills is a testament to my want to pickle things - I had to buy the cucumbers at the farmer's market!

Still . . . we got more this year than last. And I'm still stoked about next year with big plans for improvements, seed starting and weather precautions.

In the meantime, I'll take what I can get from our little urban farmhouse. It makes me happy, no matter how small.

Happy Tuesday, Michele

2 comments:

Knatolee said...

I've always wanted to try making soap. Bravo! And your pickles look great.

Katharyn said...

Progress is progress right? The soap and pickles look lovely!!!