I don’t really have much time for an update today. I had to work late, so didn’t do anything with the homestead today. As soon as I got home, I had to get the grill started and cook up some chicken breasts. I cooked more than we needed, but Karen’s making chicken tortellini soup tomorrow and needed the chicken.
Jelly update: It doesn’t seem to have gelled up as much as I would like. Turning the jars upside down, the jelly does move. It isn’t extremely runny, but looks to be about the same viscosity as slime.
I know, not appetizing, but looks to be like that. I’m giving it another day and if it still is a little runny, I’ll re-process it on Thursday.
Based on a comment, there are a couple ideas for future posts. How to go about selecting fruit trees, berry bushes and nut trees for the homestead. Paying attention to what is hardy in my zone. Insect, weed and disease control without using chemicals. I’m not totally against chemicals. I know they have a place in a modern homestead. But they are never my first choice. There are much better natural alternatives.
I was listening to one of Jack Spirko’s podcasts on my commute today. This was about personal branding. During it, an idea for a pretty useful camping site came to mind. I’m pretty excited about this, but I’m not at the point where I can give out any details. I did buy my domain names and already have hosting available. But I’m still hashing out exactly what I want to make of this. What it should look like, what info will be provided, etc. I’ll post here details when I get this all figured out.