Wowzer, it's been almost a month since I've posted last. I totally didn't mean to do that. Life here on our little homestead has been good. We seem to be taking it to a new level, not anything crazy, just adding some animals again. We haven't raised meat birds for a few years and I am almost totally out of chicken, so we will be getting meat birds and laying hens. It's been quite a few years for those as well. I am looking forward to definitely doing both, especially the layers, it will be wonderful to have our own eggs again. We've been getting our eggs from a neighbor, but he's been having health problems and doesn't have any hens at the moment. Then we found some local eggs at an Amish store but they are a bit away from us and have to make a special trip to get them, so it will be nice to have a few of our own hens.
I did get some pH strips to check the ACV pH level. The blog that I got my recipe from suggested getting them and I am so glad I did.
I have been making more homemade foods like the sourdough bread. I recently made homemade apple cider vinegar, and it tastes so good. My plan this year is to make catsup with the tomatoes we grow, which I've been wanting to do for a long time now, just never have done it. I have a list of foods I want to make and possibly can this year. There is just so much we want to do around here. In the works is a greenhouse and hopefully a root cellar.
I've been so busy doing things around our home which feels like I'm nesting over here, that I haven't picked up the knitting needles for some time, though I have been doing some quilting, and I hope to show those here on the blog.