I am far from being self-sufficent and I am still very reliant on (and I mumble this) Woolies for some staples, but if I can be an inspiration to someone I have just met then I must be doing something right!
So thank you Mrs ST and husband D - I hope we can help each other bump along this road to sustainability together over the next little while.
|Some of the new muscovys from Mrs ST|
|Some of the new ones with a couple of the muscovy's we already had|
|Some of our original muscovy ducks (out and about while the rain has stopped) Note the pineapple in the pic!|
Just a catch up - since I last blogged about my life here..... I have
Received a dehydrator off freecycle and made my own beef jerky and a miriad of other vegies have been dehydrated and stored away.
Tried yoghurt without a yoghurt maker (found recipe in Donna Hay's magazine from a few years ago). It turned out just fine but have recently purchased a second hand yoghurt maker so will have a turn and see how that goes too.
I still make my own additive free icecream and occasionally bread. About to investigate getting a hand grinder to grind my own grain!
Still making my own stock or soups from bones left over from roasts or ham
Today I am makin bacon! he he - seriously tho - using a piece of pork belly to cure bacon with recipe I found in this wonderful book called Frugavore by Arabella Forge. Fingers crossed it is delicious and I can have nitrite free bacon!
I really want to try this lacto-fermentation - so if anyone has tried this and has had some success, please feel free to share secrets.
Anything else I should try? let me know what works for you.
Till next time