The weather this spring has been so erratic, one never knows if it's safe to plant those summer plants that are susceptible to frost. We finally set out our vulnerable peppers and tomatoes, only to learn it's supposed to hit the 30s Thursday night. On the bright side, it's always a good time to take advantage of a sunny day to make granola.
While this can be done in the oven, using the sun's heat is more environmentally friendly. We build a solar dehydrator, which works great as a low-temp oven for baking granola and granola bars. You could easily stick a cookie sheet in your car as well, which is not only "green", but also clearly the most inexpensive option; and some folks find that ingenuity irresistable.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Warning: graphic pictures to follow!
The animal hung outside overnight in the gloriously low-30's temperature to cure until the next day.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
As our last post of long ago mentioned, we harvested all our winter wheat last summer. Here it is April, and we're still processing wheat, an activity we do in bursts as needed. And since we do still shop at the grocery store, I don't NEED to thresh and winnow wheat every week, as I planned to do.