Tuesday, June 4, 2013

We have been pretty busy...

We just finished a project that JP has been wanting to do for quite some time.  We made Sauerkraut!  JP got a special pickling crock, a book called "The Joy of Pickling," and we went to it.  We started it back on May 5th, putting it in a closet that we kept cool.  Actually, we ended up keeping the house at around 70 degrees so I was glad for the project to end to celebrate summer temperatures.  But the end product was worth it.



He chopped the cabbage, packed it in the crock (which has this water seal so you don't have to smell the krauty smells), and on May 29th we got our first taste of the best sauerkraut I have ever had.  It's crunchy and so delicious.  This week I plan to cook it in a proper pork and kraut dish but it was great on a hot dog.


It is all stored in jars and in the refrigerator.  I don't think it will last very long.  We gave one jar away and we've eaten one. Hmmm.....


Another project completed is this baby blanket.  I made it for a friend who is going to be a grandma.  That square in the middle is an antique.  It's hand stitched onto flour sack material. awwwww.


Well, that's all the pictures I have.  Blessings to you all from the holler...

5 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Oh, my the saurkraut looks wonderful, and the quilt is beautiful, along with the Sunbonnet Sue in the middle!

cowgirl said...

Beautiful blanket Mrs JP! Your kraut looks so tasty too. Nice to see you posting. :)

Goose Hill Farm said...

Good morning! Your kraut looks AMAZING! I am going to be making some kraut in the next week or two also. My friend G has been making for a few months now and it is DELISH!

And your baby blanket.....PRECIOUS! Beautiful job!

I pray things in the hollar are going well?

Blessings~
Laura

Max Mom said...

You guys are so industrious!...it reminds me of the times I spent on our old farm. The pantry was always full of a variety of jams - strawberry, tomato, watermelon, you name it!
So when are those pickled bottles being opened?
Sending lotsaluv to you all
Maxmom in SA

Paula Fraker said...

Oh, yummy~ I LOVE homemade kraut! I've never made any myself, but my mother-in-law makes it and shares with us- and then I use it to make Rueben sandwiches! *squeal*
Love that blanket~ Sunbonnet Sues are my favorite baby blocks and the way you used it with the other colors is perfect!