Illinois Interlude

After we left the Farm, we spent a couple of weeks at Gabe’s sister’s home in Illinois, celebrating the Holidays early, relaxing, and doing some final preservation projects …

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we brought the giant banana squash along for the autumn feasting - it would become smoothies, pumpkin pie, and pancakes ...
we brought the giant banana squash along for the autumn feasting – it would become smoothies, pumpkin pie, and pancakes …

 

hop candy making
hop candy making (we’d grown a couple hop plants up the side of the semi trailer)

 

anise hyssop / lemon balm / horehound cough drops
anise hyssop / lemon balm / horehound cough drops
hop candies & cough drops
hop candies or herbal cough drops

 

radish slices on their way to becoming radish chips
radish slices on their way to becoming radish chips

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image IMG_8615 IMG_4493 IMG_8627 IMG_4506peppermint/cayenne salve

peppermint/cayenne salve

peppermint/cayenne salve
peppermint/cayenne salve
pickled beets & pumpkin
pickled beets & pumpkin

 

Then, fortified by two weeks of family fun & feasting, we ventured south …

2 thoughts on “Illinois Interlude”

  1. One downstater on the dump du quoin page accused Pritzker of trying to take away “our history.” My initial thought was “How ignorant. Illinois led the fight for the Union Army against the Confederacy. She has her history backward.”

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