Homestead and Hearthcraft
Morningbird's Garden

Harvesting and Using Wild Grape Leaves

There are many species of wild grape in my area and the grapes they produce are small, few, and not very tasty. Their leaves, however, are large, abundant, and delicious. I like to gather them in late spring and early summer over the course of a few weeks and then ferment them in brine to […]

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Reflections on Midsummer

The thing about Midsummer, when you live on a farm, is that it’s a break, more so perhaps even than Midwinter. At Midsummer (at least here) we have just finished busting our butts to get the planting done and there’s not much left to do there but water and watch for weeds and celebrate the […]

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