Food, Community And All Things Sustainable

August 18, 2010

Rural Housing, or the lack thereof...

. . .  as my friend Rebecca is sadly finding out, it's mostly the lack thereof.  Check out her Renting in a Rural Area post at Flying Tomato Farm.

I'm hoping Rebecca finds suitable housing.  It's South Dakota's loss that she's found a new position in Minnesota - they are so lucky.  I hope they realize that.

Front step flower garden

I love looking at this little garden each time I use the front door.

August 16, 2010

Canning Season

So excited about using the strainer gizmo to make tomato sauce tonight.  It will cook down overnight in a crock pot with the cover askew.  And then come Tuesday, into jars and a hot water bath. Post bath residence will be amidst other jars of canned goodness in the larder, or pantry if you prefer.

Oh, yes, then there's the pickling party on Tuesday.  Well, providing the cukes arrive in time.  Ordered three bushels from the lovely Hutterite family who was selling produce near the house this past Saturday.

So what's your favorite thing to can...or your favorite canned thing to eat?

Photos to follow?

August 12, 2010

Kimball Klassic and more

Saturday, August 14: Kimball Classic Car Show, Kolache Days, farmers market, city-wide rummage sales, arts and crafts and food at American Legion Hall, and a Street Dance.  Here's a few shots from last year's car show.  Stop by and say "howdy", The Front Porch will be open.