Thursday, March 3, 2011

Baking Day

Today we decided to make some homemade bread (and cinnamon rolls as a treat), and it was delish.  We currently buy our organic wheat berries from Azure Standard, then grind the wheat into flour.  It has been hard for me to be consistant in making bread for the family because of the time involved, but it tastes so much better and is healthier, too.  I need to stop making excuses though and just make it a habit...every week.  We have talked about trying to grow a plot of wheat this year on the farm and see how it would be kind of neat to be able to grow our own.  We are going to try to preserve as much as we can for our family out of the garden this season for next Winter.  Rising food prices, plus the fact that you can't trust how safe food is at the store, are fueling this decision.  We'll be canning tomatoes, salsa, spaghetti sauce, fruit sauces (apple and maybe pear), and jams.  We'll also try freezing broccoli, green beans, and strawberries (along with the sweet corn we already do every year).  If other things are abundant in the garden we'll try preserving those as well.  Just another step toward self sufficient living.

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