Rabbit Jerky Dog treats

Making your own All Meat Dog treats

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Man’s best friend. If you are a dog person, you understand this phrase. (If you are a cat person, why are you even here? You should be in therapy NOW!)
Until last year, I had been without a dog in my life for almost two decades, and […]

Chili-Lime Papaya Chips

Dried Chili Lime Papaya Chips

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If you recall the volunteer papaya tree I mentioned before, you’ll realize its been quite a while since it first sprouted. In fact, its now been long enough to start harvesting 4-5 pound fruits from it
I’ve been working on an aquaponics system (a future post, I’m sure) […]

Home Grown Garden Fresh Green Mango Salsa

Home Grown Garden Fresh Green Mango Salsa, or Growing and harvesting everyting on your table

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Last night, after dealing with the dreaded tobacco hornworms, I saw that I was starting to get behind on the tomato harvest, so I ended up picking
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Weekend Hijinks, or “Fun with Fermented Foods”

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I have been making kefir for the last week, and one of the things to do with it is to ferment it a day with only the kefir grains and sugar water, then a second day with fruit added to make
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Fire Roasted Coconut Revisited

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I was told that my method of fire roasting a coconut was wrong. I countered with “I wasn’t given any details!.” Well, I got my details.
Apparently, I am supposed to
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Roasted Dutch Oven Chicken (Extra Crispy!!!) Part 1

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We have been wanting to go do some more camping before the heat got too oppressive at night (no A/C in the tent- yet), so wanted to get a cast iron dutch oven (DO), the kind with legs and a flat lid to put the […]

One-Bite Pickled Eggs

What to do with thirty Quail Eggs

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My quail are getting up to speed in the egg laying, with the 5 hens giving me 4-5 eggs a day for the last week. This adds up quickly when we are usually eating the chicken eggs (now that I’ve found the secret egg-laying lair). Since […]

My edible trees

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per·ma·cul·ture/ˈpərməˌkəlCHər/

Noun:

The development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient.

With no frost (sub-tropical, even), and adequate rainfall here, things grow. And grow. And, well you get the point. If I can only
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