Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Time to Make Sauerkraut

Have decided to not wait until fall to make sauerkraut because we are going to run out before then. Bought some beautiful Oregon cabbages. We love our crock with the water reservoir. We feel like we have finally perfected our "naked sauerkraut recipe" We will leave this one fermenting for 5 weeks before opening. 


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ginger Kombucha

We decided that our ginger flavored Kombucha was ready yesterday. Delicious! Will try our hand at the carbonated version with our next batch. Let the fermenting begin.

Saturday, November 1, 2014


Just marked one year in our little farmhouse. This little house was built in 1923. The date was embedded in the cement with small pebbles. At one time it was surrounded by hay and lily fields. We are surrounded by storage units because the owner of the property saved this little farmhouse. At first we had doubts about living here but now our surroundings are like a blank canvas. We have worked at turning this into our sanctuary, our secret garden. We feel blessed to have a place to grow things once again. Had a WOW experience when we looked back at the before and after photos. And what fun it was to create this.....

September 2013

September 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Kombucha & Kefir

I guess we have a little chemist in us. We are really enjoying growing our own live food. Kombucha mushroom and Kefir grains arrived today. Let the fermenting begin!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Homemade Sauerkraut Part 2

Well, it's finally time to harvest our first batch of homemade sauerkraut. It has been 6 weeks since we packed it away. How exciting! Verdict? Delicious!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Brugmansia and Datura

Have always wanted to grow these plants - brugmansia and the beautiful double purple datura. They are putting on quite a show for us.