P7..... Thanks for fixing that for me but you left out uber cool jedi master more trained than yoda
That and I can't claim baker as my wife and daughter did the baking. I did how ever pick the zucchini and pumpkin cook it and puree it though. So I guess baking prepper would be a better title
So yesterday my wife got home from work with a headache again. One spoon of mesquite powder in a glass of water and fifteen minutes later it was gone again. So I added a small Tupperware container of it to her purse so she has it at work when she gets another headache from working with her brother.
I have 5 full 5 gallon buckets from home depot now of mesquite pods drying out and waiting on the blender to grind them up. I am hoping to harvest more thru the rest of this week. Truly the pods I have in buckets came from one tree in the back and one in the front yard. Both of which still have pods on them. I also have one full 5 gallon bucket of ground pods that were not ideal for human consumption that were sorted out and ground in the blender to be chicken feed. Now to get some chickens since they can eat a lot of our vegetable scraps and the less than ideal mesquite pods. That and both the chicken and the eggs would be a good prep and are delicious (Which begs the question of which got fried first the chicken or the egg
). That and since I go thru a dozen eggs a week any way and the wife has finally agreed to having chickens. What she does not realize is that chickens are a "gateway" animal prep. We all know that once you get chickens you move in to the hard core animals like rabbits, ducks, cows, pigs, sheep, and goats. It a slippery slope.
She has still not figured out when she says a little I go all out.
So the peas I planted a couple of weeks ago are up and all blooming. Last weekend I replaced our first crop of squash, zucchini and potatoes with peas in those three grow beds. Partly to put nitrates back in the soil (which buy the way mesquite does too) and partly because I am determined to grow more peas than the kids can eat right off the plants so that I can put some up in the freezer and can some.
Speaking of canning My wife and I went thru our freezers and removed all the Tupperware containers of leftovers that she decided to freeze. Yep going to can all the leftover soups, salsa and meats that we were keeping in the freezers for longer term storage and we wont loose them to a power outage. At least that is what she believes.
I think she does not realize that we have two generators that could keep the fridges and freezers going in such an incident.
Now to get a pressure cooker this week.
Oh and four of my acorn squash have now turned orange. Not sure if we are going to eat it can it bake with it or grill it but it will be processed some how.
Lastly my first crop of pumpkin plants are about done. Two small pumpkins left on them no new blooms for a couple of weeks and they look like they are in bad shape. But I think I still have enough time for a second planting and crop this season. So I am going to replace them. I still have a couple of months before the weather gets to freezing here.
Edited to Add: Got the pressure cooker yesterday and canned 4 quarts of okra as a test run. We are going to do more Okra and green and wax beans today since the freezer has been over run with vegetables from the garden. Total of 10 one gallon zip lock bags that we are going to can to make some room in the freezers today.
Regulators mount up.