We came, we saw, we picked an axe!
What are your experiences with homesteading? What are you doing on your kitchen countertop, apartment balcony, city backyard, and beyond to boost your healthy food options?
Sounds like a fantastic expo. I'm a little jealous. After over 20 years on the farm I finally made kimchi as a way to preserve cabbage. Fermentation is definitely the way to go. It's extremely easy to make and I plan to experiment with many other vegetables in the future.
I loved Salatin's book, and the Ozarks is one of my favorite places in the world. Some of the most interesting people I have ever met live there. I wish we had such an expo here in central Minnesota. Perhaps I should look into starting one.
It’s not just the USA that has become disconnected with where food comes from I feel it is also the case here in the UK. Personally I feel if we eat meat ( and I do) then we should try to use as much of that animal as possible nose to tail. There is so much more satisfaction in a plate of food when you know the provenance of the meat. Homesteading isn’t really a term in the UK but a small holding is and we have a small one of those so I am really interested to hear how you do things over there.
As for fermenting it’s so good for you and in particular your gut health which I am learning a lot about about at the moment. I drink a lot of Kombucha which is a fermented drink I have tried making it myself but sadly not with much success. Have you any experience of that I would be keen to get some tips.
"meatsqueamish. That’s not a Pacific Northwest town name taken from Native American languages; " HAHAHAHAHAHA
women who might feel “disconnected from the social norm.” Um, yeah, that’s me. 🙋🏽♀️
Sounds like an amazing weekend. Jealous. Intirely. Carrots and ginger are one of my favourite ferments. I love using whole baby carrots, of all colors. Kimchi is also a staple, I eat that with everything. Sourdough grilled cheese (raw) with kimchi is so, so good. Also - goats milk ice cream is wildly refreshing. Glad you had a great time!
It was great to see you there, I think we were in several of the same talks. I would love to start a local homesteading women's group here in StL!
Homemade vinegar—I’m a terrible cook, but I think of a vinegar scoby as a pet, and I’ve always had happy pets. I just received my Goat Milk Stuff! Thanks Lisa! The soap smells great, the unscented deodorant is a perfect consistency, and I am excited to try the laundry soap. Thanks again!