Post by farmertrappe on Sept 19, 2015 22:13:29 GMT -5
I have not really put up much the last two years, just spread to thin for a large garden. I do freeze strawberries from my place, blueberries I buy, crab meat and a few fish I catch. Plus chicken, pork, venison and wildfowl. What is your favorite, what do you try to stretch for as long as possible, what always seems to run out first and what is your favorite??? Crushed strawberries is my favorite and I ration them to last till the early spring. I will lay off them till my Mother and cousins visit in Oct. There is nothing better than pulling out six crab cakes from the freezer and dropping them in some water to thaw while taking a scrub after hunting. Woodstove cranking, crabcakes and a stiff drink after a chilly hunt is pretty freaking nice. whats your favorite?
My walla walla onions are always the first to go. Sketti sauce is typically the only thing that makes it to next harvest. I do still have a big bag of morel mushrooms in the freezer from this spring. I'll be making a big pot of soup with those come deer/gun season.
Post by Jack of all Trapping on Sept 20, 2015 11:35:46 GMT -5
Blueberrires seem to go fast. I make jam,but the frozen ones seem to disappear . I make a mean pork roast with blueberry syrup, pancakes,muffins, pie, drinks. Just don't understand where they all go!!!! Onions go quick, especially vidallias. They last in the cellar til January or so. Apples last til end of January. My mushroom collecting this year was the best so far. Most are dehydrated. Frozen Fiddleheads last to maybe March .
"WHERE THE DEER LEAP AND THE PANTHER CREEPS, WHERE THE TROUT LEAPS HIGH AT THE HOVERING FLY, AND THE EAGLE'S CRY BODES A TEMPEST NIGH, THIS IS MY HOME IN THE MOUNTAINS ALONE."
Hot peppers and sausage in tomato sauce. Never lasts till spring.We'll take a jar with some biscuits on the trapline for lunch as well as the deer stand. Last year we ran out by the end of February. Blackberry jam right behind it.