The Green Monster is not just a ball park in bean town. This baby must of been four inches long and fat as my index finger. We save them up and throw them to the laying hens. It’s a treat for them and a feeling of justice for us. Everybody wins.. except the tomato horn worm of course.
Winter’s a fine time to build a cabinet or two while we wait for the ground to thaw enough to work the ground again. This mini hutch was mostly made of scraps I picked up at a building site. It’s amazing what you can do with the stuff builders are tossing in the landfills.
Snow blankets the trees across the valley behind the farm this morning. It’s so quiet, you can hear the mice shivering.
Goats! Constance, Prudence and Jenny all come a running when they see the sweet feed bucket.
Green slipped out from under the white –
Splashed in early other colors,
And gave up lambs, who
Bleated tirelessly on the subject.
Recipe for Crunchy Granola
This is my niece Sara’s modern take on an awesome recipe from Whole Earth Catalog book her Mother used from 1975. (thanks Mom!)
Makes: approx. 5 cups
Prep Time: 15 mins - Cook Time: 45 mins - Ready In: 1 Hour
4 Cups rolled oats (quick oats)
1-1/2 Cups of shredded unsweetened coconut
1 tin plan almonds
2 cups of dried fruit (to taste)
½ Cup veggie oil
½ Cup honey
½ tsp vanilla
• Combine mixtures and mix well (mixture will be dry)
• Spread on oiled cookie sheet (with sides)
• Bake at 400F for about 15 mins turning frequently. Turn granola on the cookie sheets. Most importantly near the ends so it doesn’t burn at the end of every 15 mins cooking period. Repeat until light brown or to taste.
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