Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stuff Me Baby!

My pepper plants have been so fruitful this year, and today I harvested some that were screaming to be stuffed! So, I made a "Mexican" concoction if you will of rice, diced tomatoes, corn, black beans, ground beef, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, and various seasonings and proceeded to stuff about 40 jalapenos for various shindigs and these beautiful bell peppers. The jalapenos have gone to the freezer and will be roasted as needed, but the stuffed bells were topped with salsa and more cheese and baked. They're what's for dinner!

Happy homesteading,


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Rain Glorious Rain

Ah, rain! I've opened the windows to hear it. I had planned to go to the grocery store this morning before heading to work, but I think not now. We can go another day.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bottle Tree

I have wanted a bottle tree for years! I first read of them in Southern Living, and years later, I finally have one. Nate made it for our anniversary, and he enjoyed making it so much, he plans to do another one. Our neighbor wants one for her yard as well. For several months, our bottle tree has been a natural metal, but rust was starting to accumulate, so yesterday Nate decided to paint it a fire engine red. It provides such a pop of color for the yard. Now I just need some blue wine bottles for it. Anyone?

If you are interested in a brief history of bottle trees, visit this site,

I hope you like it!

Happy homesteading,