Cool day; high of 55°
Zelda has begun watching through the kitchen window....I moved the chair on the porch. She is actually begging for food.
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I tried to replicate my mincemeat from last year. I changed some things that I didn't have like oranges, but did have candied orange peel from last year and added some frozen concentrate orange juice in stead. I cooked it down in the maslin pan for one hour and will now let it ripen a while before canning or freezing.
I guessed at the amount of sugar and cider to add because I think I have more apples than last year.
It has passed the taste test for me.
I tried the turnip greens....they didn't pass the taste test for either of us! Maybe they were too old? I hope the chickens enjoyed them.
I don't like chard or mustard greens either.
I thought about what I grew up eating at home and at Grandma's. All I remember is mixed wild greens at Grandma's and Mom's which we both love. I like just poke and really like just lambs quarter. I think it is milder than spinach.
It is very cold today, 25°.
Milk, bottle last milking. Skim cream and make butter.:Note: Didn't make butter.
Milking was a small disaster. I think Willow was in heat. I failed to place my pail into the top of a 5 gallon bucket....ergo she stepped into it and I lost almost three gallons....such is life. I will milk again Sunday morning.
Clean out freezer drawer on refrigerator . Note: Still haven't done this
Hopefully do some fence repair. Note:DH says he will do this alone....
Put on a pot of beans. I cooked white beans this time and served them over hot biscuits like Grandma used to do. She never bought 'store' bread in her life...but I don't' remember her ever making yeast bread either. I think they ate biscuits 3 times a day.
We set all the clocks back last night but still got up at 2:30 AM. It takes us a while to adjust. We just wish they would leave it alone.