I’m enjoying these fall #canning sessions in the dark evenings.  7 quarts tomato sauce. #homesteading

I’m enjoying these fall #canning sessions in the dark evenings. 7 quarts tomato sauce. #homesteading

14 pints #homegrown applesauce.  Chunky and with the peels because that’s how we roll. #canning #homesteading

14 pints #homegrown applesauce. Chunky and with the peels because that’s how we roll. #canning #homesteading

12 quarts #homegrown tomato sauce & 12 pints of gifted / local pears. #canning #homesteading - stocking up for winter

12 quarts #homegrown tomato sauce & 12 pints of gifted / local pears. #canning #homesteading - stocking up for winter

Why yes I do take my fire cider from a shot glass. My recipe on the blog today.  Also some serious tomato canning needs to happen.

Why yes I do take my fire cider from a shot glass. My recipe on the blog today. Also some serious tomato canning needs to happen.

Seriously large heads of #homegrown cabbage make for gigantic cabbage rolls. #homesteading

Seriously large heads of #homegrown cabbage make for gigantic cabbage rolls. #homesteading

On my recent trip to North Carolina,  both visits with long time blogging friends included grits. This gift arrived in the mail yesterday and now I’m determined to fill a few Montana mornings with North Carolina grit goodness.

On my recent trip to North Carolina, both visits with long time blogging friends included grits. This gift arrived in the mail yesterday and now I’m determined to fill a few Montana mornings with North Carolina grit goodness.

So excited to be working with @bobsredmill on #cookiemonth14 - wait until you see what’s coming in October.

So excited to be working with @bobsredmill on #cookiemonth14 - wait until you see what’s coming in October.

Harvesting some of the heirloom drying beans tonight. #gardening #homesteading

Harvesting some of the heirloom drying beans tonight. #gardening #homesteading

Harvest amongst the first fallen leaves.  Fall is coming quick. #gardening #homesteading

Harvest amongst the first fallen leaves. Fall is coming quick. #gardening #homesteading

Fall is coming. Mise en place for a rutabaga pea soup. #gardening #homesteading

Fall is coming. Mise en place for a rutabaga pea soup. #gardening #homesteading