• Cook,  Grow

    Preparing Poblano Peppers for the Freezer

    It’s been a bad year for peppers at the homestead. Our shishito peppers produced well, though the plant never grew very big and we weren’t quite sure what to do with the peppers. The fruit of our bell pepper plants couldn’t survive the onslaught of a toddler who discovered he enjoyed the taste of fresh peppers. Our jalapeno plant (and this one hurts my little green thumb the most) broke at the main stem just as it started flourishing. Like I said, it’s been a bad year for peppers. Unless you are a poblano. Our poblano plant, which I started from seed, has been a rockstar this year. It’s absolutely…

  • Raise

    5 Ways to Celebrate Lammas with a Toddler

    Lammas, or Lughnasagh, typically falls about August 1st, or the halfway point between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox. It marks the beginning of the harvest season and even though it’s blistering hot outside still (at least in North Carolina), it’s when you can start seeing the first signs of fall such as the harvest of grain and the ripening of certain fruits. At this time we give thanks for the abundance of the past growing season and look forward to the remaining weeks of light and warmth as we continue reaping what we have sown. Source: http://wiccaliving.com/wiccan-calendar-lammas-lughnasadh/ As fall is one of my favorite seasons, this is one…