Thursday, October 18, 2012
This is our new BFL ram #121. We purchased him from Anne and Gordon Bisdorf. This fellow is long and wide throughout. Good bone and fleece and that awesome head. After a little time to himself ( I thought he would come over the top of the pen), we turned him in with the shetlands and they now do not have a moment of peace. It is a good thing he is in very good condition because he is in love with all of them. After a few days of thought I will give him a name, I just want to get to know him better. Thanks Anne and Gordon.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
In early June I planted a cabbage called Krautman for my sauerkraut this fall. This morning I was busy shredding cabbage, mixing in the salt tamping down with a wooden mallet and creating delicious kraut. Since my husband is both Dutch and German this is a staple in our home. The heads averaged 5 lbs. each so it didn't take long to do 25 lbs. I will let it ferment in the crock for 3-5 weeks and then can it in quart jars. I would recommend this variety of cabbage to plant as the heads are nice and solid, round and the stem doesn't invade the nice white layers of cabbage inside the head.