Thursday, January 7, 2010


Yesterday afternoon and today, the crappy weather stopped long enough for me to "escape" the 4 walls and get out to do some necessary running. A few groceries, cat food (they get testy if their food runs out), post office stop, etc.

The little local grocery I go to makes fresh country sausage. There was some on sale yesterday, and when I saw it, sausage gravy on biscuits sounded soooooo good. So, for supper last night, I whipped some up, making my own simple gravy from milk, flour, butter, seasoned pepper, some drippings from the sausage and of course, the sausage. I made enough for a few more meals as well, but I need to watch how much of it I eat (not what you would call a diet food). Some will probably go in the freezer.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Winter (UGH!) and Changes

As we get buried with snow (a four letter word), I am working to getting back to the blog. The last of the canning was done after Thanksgiving with doing up pumpkins for later use and making turkey soup (with fresh mushrooms and sweet potato cubes) from the remains of the Thanksgiving bird. It all now sits patiently downstairs on the shelves with the pickles, tomatoes, beans and other items.

I've been away from blogging for a while, but I am working on the growth of Local Seasons and The New Century Homesteader. I'm looking at doing bigger things, including workshops, books and pamphlets. Hopefully I will be back with a radio program in the spring or summer as well as other types of programming.

The Local Seasons books are being looked at by a publisher at this time, and so far they have shown quite a bit of interest. The passing of Greta has also made it a bit easier for me to look at the possibility of relocation to a little better, workable climate, as well as a more business friendly state. Hopefully that will work out soon. This has been something that I have been wanting to do for a few years, but had yet to work out. (It was also going to be a process to move Greta, but if I moved, so would she have.)

Anyone who is curious about what is next, I'll be posting as we go along. I am looking for "permanent advertisers" for the new venture, so if interested, please feel free to contact.

I'm a bit behind, so I guess today will consist of ordering new seed catalogues, working on writing of the new programs and projects and wishing this "white crap" away. Far...far away!