Autumn at the Homestead

By , September 27, 2011


This could certainly be a scene from a rural farmhouse, but actually it’s right here in our own urban attic apartment!

There are pickles fermenting…12 lbs of wild grapes washed & de-stemmed & waiting to be made into jam or fruit leather…lavender drying for tea through the winter…a bubbling sourdough starter waiting to be used for whole wheat sourdough tortillas or pancakes…sage drying…and heirloom Black Russian tomato seeds drying for next year.

♥~ You don’t necessarily need a farm to have a homestead! ~♥


6 Responses to “Autumn at the Homestead”

  1. Jane says:

    I love the scene…it is the season! We’re enjoying your great pickle recipe – working on the gal. jar in the fridge, have got herbs drying and bags of foraged, old farmstead apples and pears on the front porch. Made some yummy pear butter and am hankering for Lorna Sass’ Pear Pudding Cake, from her Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure (pressure cooker that is) cookbook. I even have a similar “sideboard” (my great grandmother’s Hoozier cupboard) that serves me well in my kitchen. Enjoy the abundance of fall!

  2. Aja says:

    I so agree! I have an urban homestead as well and until that farm comes to me, it works quite wonderfully 🙂 And reading your post reminds me I need to go harvest some seeds for next year! Peace!

  3. Lindsey says:

    Jane, you are SO lucky to have an old farmstead to glean apples & pears from! OMG. I would kill for that! I love your description of your own autumn abundance…so homey. Pear pudding cake, oh my….
    Happy fall!

  4. Lindsey says:

    Hi Aja,
    Yep, I’d love a farm too. But in the mean time…at least we can fake it!

  5. Trish says:

    A beautiful picture. Wonderful Autumn goings on!xxx

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