Sunday, May 6, 2012

Family Gardening on Sunday

Team Ready
Weekend weather was just gorgeous.  We weeded, chopped and dropped and just enjoyed working together.  Jen treated us to french toast & bacon after our morning session.

Smoking Home Made Bacon
Speaking of bacon, today I made home made bacon from pork bellies.  Cured by coating with salt and brown sugar for about 5 days in the fridge, then smoked at 150 degrees F for about 5 hours.  Yummmm!

Cherry Tomatoes ready for Dehydration
Inspired by Richard Fletcher, who is posting recipes on his facebook page, these cherry tomatoes are being dehydrated to make sun dried tomato pesto.  Buckets of these tomatoes are coming off one volunteer plant rising out of the compost pile from last years green waste.

Our Chemical Shed
Preparing Bones to make Water Soluble Calcium Phosphate
We make all our own fertilizers.  Fruit and plant ferments, lacto bacilus, oriental herb nutrient, rice wine vinegar, and water soluble calcium made from egg shells and pig bones.  All of these can eaten/drank.  In fact we do that to see if it's ok to spray on our plants.  If you don't want to drink it, you shouldn't spray it on your plants.  I spray a 5 gallon tank on our garden and fruit trees each week, that's all it takes.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to know more about each of these items you make and how! Do you have posts explaining them, their benefit and how to make them?