Tag Archives: Black Dog Acres

Enjoying what we ‘put up’ over the summer

Man, my home canning took a serious hit this summer. The newborn took some getting used to and most of my time and energy went to her and not my garden or my larder shelves. I did manage to ‘put … Continue reading

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It’s not all spareribs and cheesy, meaty breakfast sandwiches over here folks!

As you’ve likely noticed, I post about meat and share meat recipes pretty often here on the blog. We are most certainly carnivores (well, omnivores really) but in reality, we actually don’t eat a ton of meat at Barton Farms … Continue reading

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Breaker-breaker-one-nine. Anybody got your ears on?

You have heard me talk plenty about our Blue Slate turkey hen JD. And of course you remember her companion, the late Dr. Turk who passed away in October. That was a sad day…. Anyways, a couple of weeks ago … Continue reading

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Sunday (and Monday) Funday

I was a busy bee the last couple of days. First up – time to get ready for the holidays! I am a lover of fresh cut pine trees. The adventure of seeking out a tree, cutting it down yourself, … Continue reading

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Break out the jams!

Last week Breakneck Ami hooked me up with a lot of ground cherries. I was super grateful! But then, as I started husking them, I cursed her a little. 🙂 Ground cherries are unique and delicious and I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Labor Day Jam Session

I labored quite a bit on Labor Day this year. I woke up early for some coffee and swapping. I baked a peach cobbler and added it to a box that contained a basket of tomatillos, two jars of jam, … Continue reading

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Just Peachy

First things first – peeling the peaches. You have probably read online that peeling peaches is “so easy!” Martha says, “Just blanch and the skins slide right off!” Well that is only true if the peaches are ripe. This took … Continue reading

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