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 …

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