Picked enough green beans for several meals, and put notes in the journal to double the amount we plant for stocking up.
Calling around for a barrel to install as a rain barrel. No luck yet.
Still searching for a buyer for the buckling.
We need to add more layers next spring - not enough eggs this year.
Possibly adding another female goat next spring or a trade for the buckling. We could use more milk so we don't have to buy it.
I'm collecting recipes that utilize what we can grow or make ourselves, or buy local (like raw honey). I found this wonderful recipe that we could eventually use our own plums for.
1 cup flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. ground coriander
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 lb. plums, diced
1 1/4 c. lowfat buttermilk
4 Tbsp. dark honey (I used whatever raw honey I had)
2 Tbsp. canola oil
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line muffin pan with 12 paper liners.
Combine flours, sugar, coriander, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Reserve 1/3 c. diced plums.
In another bowl, whisk buttermilk, egg, 3 Tbsp. of the honey and oil. Stir in remaining plums.
Mix dry and wet ingredients until moistened.
Fill muffin cups, and top with reserved plums.
Bake 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Allow to cool 5 minutes before placing on rack to cool. Brush tops with remaining 1 Tbsp. honey.
Made 2 quarts of fridge pickles. I love making these - water bath not required. Delicious!