Took Sunday off and processed some of the garden. I Made bread and butter pickles and pasta sauce. I love to spend the day processing and cooking. But given my skill level I am really happy it’s not essential for survival.
Did a project with fire wood to try out some new tools. It’s made out of a branch from my apple tree.
It finally rained, Todays walk
I got to teach my wife to turn today. This is her first distaff. She spins a lot so the design is what she wanted and she has been thinking about it while. It feeds upright and upside down. I think she was surprised how well it worked.
We have a lot of cucumbers so we made fermented pickles. Very easy …
Mix a brine just water 2 ½ to 3 tablespoons of sea sailt to a quart.
Add 2 dill flowers a grape leaf some garlic or Ramps and a couple pepper corns.
Pack the pickles tight keeping them below the brine.
Put an air lock on it and wait 1 to 4 weeks depending on your taste. Just try them off and on till they are what you want. You can refrigerate them at that point to stop fermentation.
You can make a air lock top out of the straw tops they are selling at Walmart with some plastic wrap and a couple rubber bands.