My ministry of cooking, canning, growing, and sharing!

My ministry of cooking, canning, growing, and sharing!

Three years ago we bought a small farm with ten acres. The property had a mucky creek on the South side that was covered in raspberry brambles and poison ivy. The back six acres were so overgrown that I couldn't make it half way through the first pasture. There was mud, 10 foot tall weeds, about ten million ground hogs, and a house with "fabulous" 80's wall paper on EVERY surface. I looked at this property and my mind was spinning with possibilities of what I could grow, raise, and even forage off this little plot of land. My husbands mind, who was standing in nearly the exact same spot, was spinning with the thought of how much work he had ahead of him.

From my Farm to my Kitchen is a way for me to share my stories, recipes, failures, and successes. It is a way for me to tell you how sharing with others has opened the flood gates for abundant blessings, new friendships, and great lessons.

We have fought to "take back" parts of our property that had been swallowed by willows and scrub trees. My husband has suffered the wrath of the evil wood emperor, Sir Poison Ivy and our five children have worked tirelessly to help with chores like, "go get Mommy some basil" or I KNOW there's a Morel out there, GO FIND IT!

Please enjoy this glorious adventure with our family. Learn the lessons that I stumbled over, take the great recipes that I share and leave the miserable ones. I am hoping to write each day but you never know if the kitchen or the laundry monster will get me!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Did you know that one tap can produce up to 80 gallons

of sap in a good season? That means about 2 gallons of

home made Maple syrup right from your own yard!!

Wordhouse Farm is having their first Maple syrup class

next weekend, Sunday, February 24th at 2pm. (weather


What will you learn?


The history of Maple syrup.

Cooking with Maple sap.

Health benefits of sap/syrup.

What trees are good for syruping.

How to tap your own tree.

How to reduce and build an outdoor reducer.

Sampling sap and syrup.

Other ways to enjoy Maple syrup/sap.

Cost of class $10 per person, $25 per family,

We will have some tapping supplies available for sale

after the class.

This is a fantastic lesson for home schoolers or



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