Wednesday, September 9, 2009

SELF SUFFICIENT, butchering hens, great dinner, canning, wine making

Well boys and girls ....a major goal was accomplished this past holiday weekend. Our holiday meal came completely, totally, absolutely from our yard! Jimmy butchered one of our hens and we dug up some yummy potoes from the back garden. We made a cucumber, tomatoe salad with onions and spinach and marinated it with homemade apple cider vinegar. All the herbs used on the chicken also came from our garden. We opened a jar of homegrown and canned pickled beets and for desert we had scones (from scratch) with three different homemade jams. Then relaxed with Jimmys recipe and a little homemade wine. Altogether a MOST gratifying experience!