Farm and Food

Will I ever get to the end of all this stuff? I keep sorting boxes, but I never see an end to it all! But I hope that one day I will finish cleaning up the studio and I will become amazingly more productive because everything is organized so well.

Until that day, life goes on. My chickens are laying now:

I only have three chickens now. We started with a dozen, but over the summer we’ve lost nine to various predators. Most days all three are laying eggs, so that is plenty!!

I decided to make buckwheat cakes for supper last night (with eggs and bacon):

My starter has been going for two weeks now, so the cakes are getting good and sour. Yummy!

To make traditional buckwheat cakes: 1) make your starter – 1 cup flour, 1 cup water and 1 pkg dry yeast. Stir together and let sit overnight. Be sure to put it in a large container (I use a mason jar), because it will bubble up. 2) A few hours or more before you want to make cakes, mix 2 cups buckwheat flour with most of the starter. Be sure to keep a little starter in the jar. Add more flour and water to the jar to keep your starter going. 3) After you have let the cake batter raise for a few hours (even overnight), mix a teaspoon of salt and of baking soda with a couple tablespoons of brown sugar. Stir in some hot water to dissolve, then stir it into the batter. You want a pretty thin batter. 4) Cook on a medium hot griddle (be real traditional and use bacon fat to grease your pan)

DH pulled the last little carrots out of the garden. Everything else is gone so he can plow it up and get it ready for winter.

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