I've been having a fairly difficult time in the last week. As much as I am really enjoying our cool fall temperatures, including our first snowfall of the season, the things that are happening in Washington these days have me increasingly tending towards the prepper side of things than the plain ole homesteader side. I'm … Continue reading Mistress Mary, Quite contrary, How does your garden grow?
(Skip to recipe) Today I'm at risk of falling down a rabbit hole that will take me all day to crawl out of. Actually, I'm pretty sure I've already fallen down it, but it somehow reminded me that I owe you my super amazing bagel recipe! It must be the whole "hole" part. That rabbit … Continue reading If They Flew Over the Bay, They’d be… (Bagels)
I adore this misquoted Bible reference for a lot of reasons, not the least of which that it works so well for me in this moment. You see, my garden, being of the container variety, is well and truly geared towards summer. And I take great pride in how beautiful it looks in July and … Continue reading Pride Cometh Before the Fall Garden
It seems a lot of people in my social circles are dumbfounded to know that not only are roses edible, but that the thorny bushes produce berries as well. Berries full of vitamin C and other antioxidant type goodness. Berries that are totally worth all of the annoying little scratches you get from picking them. … Continue reading Rose hips are Red, My Love…
OK, no, this is not going to be *that* kind of post, so get your minds out of the gutter. Although once again, Your Humble Homepunk is making an alcoholic beverage. I swear this is not the only thing I do. In fact, in this post I'll be making a non-alcoholic drink as well. Most … Continue reading Skyrockets in Flight! Chokecherry Delight!
(Skip to recipe) In a way, this is related to my last post on pantry staples, though do keep in mind that I'm referring to a very western pantry when I talk about staples. Nor, at this point, is it an even slightly thorough list. These are my stupid basics. The kind of basics that … Continue reading In for a Penny, in for a… Chicken Coop? (Sweet Tea Pound Cake)
(Skip to recipe) My household has gone through a large variety of financial circumstances over the last 18 years; everything from being flush with cash, to just keeping afloat, to having zero income. From easily being able to afford health insurance, to having the military provide us health insurance, to Medicaid (the second best insurance … Continue reading Pantry Staples or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Biscuits (Biscuits and Gravy)