March is the time to trim your fruit trees and nut bearing trees! The pole saw is a necessity. Trim your apple trees in a Y shape or see instructions on https://modernfarmer.com/2015/02/right-cut/. Trimming will increase your fruit or nut yield!
Every year, I make our own corned beef by marinading the venison in a brine for 6-10 days, turning the pieces over every so often. Our guests swear it’s corned beef not corned venison. For the recipe, go to: http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/corned-beef-brisket-from-scratch-115220
Came out great!
Try making your own cheddar crackers!
I hand form them into small circular shapes instead of the square cut shape.
For the recipe, go to: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/homemade-cheddar-crackers-3141125
Commercially canned food cans are lined with BPA!
Our healthy way:
If you’ve ever cut down a black birch, you will notice a wonderful wintergreen smell! You can actually make a birch beer (like sassafras soda) from the tree but it has to be the black birch. Click on the link under the photo for the recipe.
This is a lot of fun! I got the glass bottles, capper and caps, and set out making my own root beer. After mixing and boiling the ingredients and filling the bottles and capping them, you leave them at room temperature for about 2 days for desired carbonation. Then transfer to a refrigerator to stop the carbonation.
Photo courtesy of backtoherroots.com
Love this little splitter for kindling. Take small pieces of cordwood and knock it through with your wedge.
We make a tea with the dried roots but you can also cook the leaves like spinach before there are buds on them. See other preparations in: