We finally hired someone to fix the walls! He’s coming to start tomorrow. He’s going to fix the walls, then in the summer, he’ll be back to paint the house and put a cover over the hot tub deck. We think that’s going to be the next leaking disaster so we’re trying to head it off.
I’ve been busy today making jam and drying apples from some produce that we gleaned. I turned the containers of blackberries, raspberries and strawberries into two pints of jam.
The apples (over 100) had some great apples to eat fresh, and a lot more to peel and slice for drying.
We also got zucchini, yellow squash, onions, lettuce, oranges, tomatoes and eggplant. Tomorrow the tomatoes will become sauce and I need to figure out what to do with the eggplant. Hmmmmm???
Last Sunday we did another round of “Adventures in Meat Preservation”. The Pancetta is looking pretty good…..
I picked up a few pounds of ground pork on clearance, so we got some casings and made fresh sausage. Not too bad for a first try.
I also found a fresh picnic ham on clearance so I decided to try to dry-cure it. I coated it in salt, pink salt, and brown sugar and will wait about three weeks before adding it to the cheese cave to cure.