Archive for the Preserving Category

Summer fun in the canning kitchen…

Posted in Grizzly's Garden, Preserving, Vegetables with tags , , , , , , , on August 19, 2013 by grumpygrizzlyfarms





Posted in Grizzly's Garden, Preserving, Vegetables with tags , , , , on May 9, 2013 by grumpygrizzlyfarms


Love and history in the palm of my hand…

Posted in Grizzly's Garden, Preserving, Vegetables with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2013 by grumpygrizzlyfarms

We received a  priceless gift last year.  It actually takes my breath away when I think about it.  My husband’s step mother, Marcia, gave us a neatly packaged gift of bean seeds, known as Bollen Beans, that have been passed down through the family over the years.  I am not sure how old the seeds we received were or how long the variety has been in the family.  I am guessing that this variety of bean has been enjoyed, loved, and passed on for well over a half of a century.   Tonight I worked on keeping this family history alive.  We planted Bollen Beans in our garden last year for the first time.   We dried the majority of the beans over the winter and we are now in the process of shelling them.  I feel a huge sense of responsibility to keep this variety alive and thriving.  Studies today estimate that up to 93% of our vegetable varieties have been forever lost.  I absolutely admire the passion, dedication, and leadership of those people working to ensure that we do not lose the remaining 7% .  I cherish our piece of history and I hope to hold it in the palm of my hand for many years to come.

Thank you Marcia! XO

I LOVE this…

Posted in Grizzly's Garden, Preserving, Support Local Food with tags , , , , , , , on March 30, 2013 by grumpygrizzlyfarms

Because I canDo you can?

I’d love to hear about your delicious family recipes, stories and memories!

OH Deer!

Posted in Preserving on February 9, 2013 by grumpygrizzlyfarms

Deer tales from home sweet home.

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,

    Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home.”

John Howard Payne (1823).

Choose A CO-OP

Posted in Preserving with tags , , , , on January 28, 2013 by grumpygrizzlyfarms

Squirrel 1 vs. Red headed Woodpecker 0

Posted in Preserving with tags , , , , on January 26, 2013 by grumpygrizzlyfarms

This Red headed Woodpecker sure has tried to claim this feeder as his territory! He has successfully chased countless birds away all day. Until now, he has put up a good fight. Something tells me that this will not be a one round fight. The saga continues…