Sunday, September 24, 2017

Nana & Papa doing up Sauerkraut

What a wonderful day together . Wanted to share with you how too make Sauerkraut;
Remove defective and coarse outer leaves from the cabbage. Also cut away any spoiled or damaged spots. Rinse heads in cold water to remove dust or dirt. The bacteria needed to ferment the cabbage are found on the cabbage leaves.
Cut heads into quarters and shred the cabbage so that the shred is as long and thin as possible. 

Weigh the cabbage. For every 5 lb. of cabbage, sprinkle with 3 T. pure canning/pickling salt (use a noniodized salt)

Mix well to distribute the salt uniformly. Allow the salted cabbage to stand a few minutes to wilt slightly. 

Then pound the cabbage firmly with a wooden tamper until enough juices are drawn out to cover the cabbage. Repeat this procedure, layer by layer, until the container is filled to the desired depth and the cabbage is completely covered with juice.

Leave at least 5 inches between the cabbage and the top of the container.It is absolutely essential that you cover the cabbage and liquid to exclude air, Place a quart canning jar filled with water and sealed, place a plate on top of cabbage and place the quart jar on top of plate for weight. then add cheese cloth and cover with crock lid.
Enjoy and please let me know how you made out. Will posted other ways or making Sauerkraut.


Making  new scents in my Goat Milk Soaps....One: Jasmine , two: Clove and third: Orange.
House smells so ....good..
Makes great gifts for Anniversarys Weddings, Birthdays, Christmas, etc. If interested please email me.
 they are $5.00 a bar
 3 for $13.50
5 for $20.00
plus shipping...
On hand right know I have: Dz. of Roses, Maine Mountian Pine, Pepperment, unscented, Oatmeal, Lemon Grass, Pumpkin Spice, Strawberry Poppy, Happy Camper, Lavender, Orange, Clove and Jasmine.

Happy Fall! and God Bless You!

Friday, March 17, 2017

My Dad's Wonderful Biscuits!

You will need:
4 cups Flour
2 tsp. Baking soda
4 tsp. Bakewell cream
1/2 tsp salt

Sift all together,  2 Tbsp shortening  use pastry cutter into dry ingredients, then and 2 cups of milk. Fold into dry ingredients lightly.
Sift some flour put on board and pour out biscuit mixture on flour and pat down lightly and use what ever size biscuit cutter.

Grease a glass dish and place cut biscuit into it. Bake at 475 oven for 20 minutes

Enjoy! Great with honey, jam or molasses and for strawberry shortcakes.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Morning Basket!

A dear friend posted about Morning Basket for Toddlers/Preschoolers. Please check it out: 
What a great idea for your children and you as parent too bound with them. Taking time with your children and teaching them the Word of God at the same time.

So I thought as a Pastor's Wife what a great idea for you ladies too make a morning basket for you. (Thank you my friend for sharing about a basket for children, it spark my thoughts for you ladies.)
as I shared with my dear friend on her post what I do for my morning basket which I would like to share with you ladies and encourage you too do the same. God so longs for us to spend time with him in His Word and prayer. He longs for us to draw closer too Him every day. He longs to see our life to change in His image, the only way too do that is to Be in His Word daily. I could go on and on. I think you got the idea.

What a blessing it is when you do spend time with Our Heavenly Father, in the Word. So here is what I do everyday as well, my little Morning Basket!

Proverbs 7:1-3
Follow my advice, son; always treasure my commands.
Obey my commands and live! Guard my instructions as you guard your own eyes. Tie them on your fingers as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fiber Batt's done!

Had so much fun dying the fiber then, drum carding the fiber. Love the out come. Also have some on hand too sale. So if interested please message me.

Fiber Felting!

Oh! How I love too fiber felt, bring the picture alive or figure's. Here is some of my projects that I did. If anyone would like too order something special for a friend, loved one please contact me and and I'll let you know  what the cost would be.

 This was a special order for a lady in my community for her mom for Christmas! Used her mom"s goat fiber. It was so fun! Love how it came out. 
You can do so much with fiber felting.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Pricing changed on Goat Milk Soap!

Up Date on 2017 Prices on my goat milk has gone up alittle.
One bar is $5.28 or 3 for $13.19 these prices are including the taxes. Shipping is extra.

Hand-spun yarn!

Was productive yesterday and today, finishing up labeling and pricing my hand-spun yarn. Today will get my carded fiber batts done up as well. Will post later the finish project. So here is some of my hand-spun yarn for sale.
What rewarding work. Love it. Please if your interested in any of the hand-spun yarn please message me and will let you know on oz./prices/ etc.
Thank You and God Bless!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Nana's Firemen's Cap!

Here is the pattern I designed after a firemen wanted me to knit up a hat for him. (Once I see him he will be picking out a name for this  cap as well.) so many of you have blessed me so on your interest in the pattern. I'm so a giver so this is for you all. Someday maybe I will see or find away to sell my patterns. But for know I shower you with this. Please leave a comment and take a photo of your hat once done. Would love to see your finish knitted project.

Needle size 6 about (191 yards of handspun yarn)had 206 yard spun up and had 95 yards lefts)
CO 60
Row 1: K2; P2
Row 2 & 3; sl 1, increase, k2;p2 across
Row 4 & 5; sl 1, k2, p2 across
Contiune rows 2-5 until you have 71 stitches or desire length for neck too ear.
CO 25 join in round (total 96 stitches)
Continue rows 2-5 once more or again desire length.
Knit around until measures 5 to 5 1/2 inches
start to decrease: for top of cap
Row 6; *k10, k2 tog., pm, rep from * around
Row 7; k around
Row 8; *k 9, k2 tog. pm, rep from * around
Row 9; k around
Row 10; *k8, k2 tog. pm, rep from * around
continue decreasing in this matter until you have around 40 stitches lefts.
weave  ends. block your cap
there you have it.
Hope you all enjoy this pattern.

Please do not publish or sell this  pattern. Thank you.

God Bless and looking forward too seeing your finish protect..
hugs Deb

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Excited about sharing this .....

Dyed it, spun it up and made my own pattern. A man in my community wanted me too come up with a hat that would cover his ears and go over his firemen's ball cap. So what do you all think? Help me think of a name for this knitted wool hat. So excited he is going to show it to all the firemen in town. I better get started in dying more wool and get spinning and knitting.

Will post this week end the pattern and name of the firemen's hat I put together.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Fiber Art!

This week has been crazy weather and not much to do outside. So I have been doing up some of my fibers and dyed it, carded it, using my blending board to make rolages. Know I'm ready to spin it up. Here is some of my work this week.
different colors so much fun. waiting on these to dry so I can card them up like the below pictures.
fiber carded into batt's.
my blending board.
Most likely Friday will be able to card the rest up. My crimson red is for a hat order I have. Making a hat that fix over a ball cap. I thank the Lord everyday for the gifts and talents He has given too me. I love to make and give to others. My joy is seeing there faces when they receive the free gifts. 
God Bless and have a great day.