Welcome to our adventure in trying to move to a simpler life. Where we will dive into adventures involving self-sustainable practices and learn to provide most of our basic needs ranging from food to clothing and whatever else we can discover. Join us as we use various methods to preserve our food, train our horses … Continue reading Welcome to My Crazy Farm Life
Ball tomato sauce recipe. YOU WILL NEED Tomatoes, cored Citric acid or bottled lemon juice Salt (optional) Dried herbs (optional) Pint or Quart jars DIRECTIONS Prepare canner, jars and lids Wash and sort tomatoes, removing any bruised or discolored product. Quarter 6 tomatoes and place in a large stainless steel sauce saucepan. Bring to a … Continue reading Tomatoes!
Zucchini is one of my all time favorite vegetables. I like it almost any way you can prepare it. I have always had a hard time growing zucchini in the past. Jeff has also had a hard time... mainly with squash bugs getting his plants in the past. Apparently the team effort was what we … Continue reading Zucchini!
Eggplant We like it! In fact it has quickly become a favorite. We have made... Eggplant parmesan (1 for tonight and 1 for the freezer) Double for the extra freezer meal 2 large eggplants, sliced into 1/2 thick pieces 1 green pepper 1 Jar your favorite pasta sauce Salt and pepper to taste 1 1/2 … Continue reading Eggplant
Planting! This year we got a bit of a late start on our Garden. It was April before anything got planted. So instead of starting everything from seed, we bought seedlings from our local family owned nursery. We started out with 5 zucchini plants, 6 black beauty eggplants, 24 tomato plants (we knew we wanted … Continue reading Spring Garden! What do we do with all these veggies?
In preparation for Willa's birth I wanted to make easy freezer meals The goal was Homemade meals with fresh ingredients That were easy to pull out of the freezer cook and eat. First thing I found was 20 SLOW COOKER FREEZER MEALS IN 4 HOURS. I made a double batch in February, one to "try" … Continue reading Cooking for your family and freezer!
* Warning this post talks about birth, birth is not clean. If the description of natural birth or pictures of birth bother you... this may NOT be the post for you. Willa was a planned home birth. My fourth home birth but Jeff's first, I'm trying to talk Jeff into writing his version of the events.* So … Continue reading Welcoming Willa!
It has been a long while since either of us last posted. Boy has a lot happened. We have almost Moved to TN. Our church was involved in a mass shooting, claiming the lives of 26 of our dear friends and injuring many others. We had a wedding (ours), because life is to short and … Continue reading Catch up!
Here in South Central Texas its possible to grow food all year long. Starting around the middle of September we are able to start planting the fall crops like cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, various lettuces and greens and some herbs. Here on the farm we have chosen to get ours going. We've amended our sandy … Continue reading Fall Planting Time!
I try to keep an updated list of how to do chores.... Just in case we are out of town, or have to have someone feed in an emergency. I wrote out a chore list. Holy cow I never realized how much there was to it until I saw it written down! Chores Start … Continue reading Chores!
100 years ago everyone made there own bread. In history there are no bread recipes written down... Why? Because everyone made bread... every single day. Why would you write down something so simple? A modern equation would be...