Lemon Honey Jelly – Spring In A Jar

It’s spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you’ve got it, you want  —  oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! -Mark Twain By mid to late January, I am tired...

One Honorable Mention Muscadine

This year, our entire muscadine crop consisted of one grape.  All the pruning, all the composting, all the watering and … one grape.  We overlooked one thing:  ph.  The vine won’t fruit if the soil is too acidic.  This year we will start applying granular...
October Farm Schedule

October Farm Schedule

The work schedule in cooler months makes Spring and Summer work pleasurable. For me, this schedule starts when the night temperatures drop into the 50s. In most of Alabama, Ryegrass (Lolium) will germinate once night temperatures are consistently in the 50s. If you...

Pauper Pear Jelly 2013

Each year our compost gets better and better because as we do more canning, the fruit and vegetable scraps are dumped in the compost. These scraps break down into dark rich soil. While Mom was visiting recently, she offhandedly mentioned that when she was growing up...