There is a first time for everything
and this is our first year to make kraut.
Our cabbages look so pretty
standing there in a row like
proud little soldiers.
They look almost too lovely
We are beginners and have been
watching "You Tube" to learn
how to make kraut.
So we are using two methods.
The fresh kraut method where you
pack your cabbage add sugar, salt and
vinegar, and then water bath.
Which these are.
Then there is the fermented cabbage.
That is the traditional old fashioned way.
We decided to try both and see
which we like best.
This is our cabbage sitting in a safe
place covered and fermenting
in a food grade bucket.
I love the look of canning jars
decorating my farmhouse kitchen.
Please don't ask for our recipes . . .
wait and see if we're still alive
after eating these, LOL.
Elsewhere in the garden . . .
my hollyhocks are blooming.
I couldn't get these to grow by the
front porch where I first planted them,
so I threw them over by the compost pile
and here they are, loving their new home.
Go figure :)
The blackberries are going gangbusters.
Aren't they beautiful!
The grape vines are climbing
across the gate.
And filling in nicely.
We have several different
varieties of grapes planted here.
We don't know their names,
they were a sweet gift from a
former resident of our home.
Well, that's it for today . . .
I've got to get a wiggle on,
and start checking some things off
my "To Do List".
Have a sweet day
and thanks so much for visiting.
I wish we had time to sit out on
the porch and sip tea together.
I am sure we would find lots to
talk about between our
laughter and giggles.
It doesn't matter how old a
little girl gets,
she still enjoys a good case of
the giggles :)
Your blogging sister,