“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, pitch manure, cook a meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly…specialization is for insects.” – Robert Heinlein

Are you overrun with Zucchini?

Here are a couple recipes for Zucchini Fritters and Zucchini bread which can be cooked then frozen for use later in the year.   Click here.

Harvest Suggestions for Suburban Farmers

I live just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico on half an acre.  This is a convenient halfway point for anyone who longs for a touch of country self-sufficiency but who may have a need to be near a larger population base for some reason.

The property is large enough for me to have a 50×60 vegetable garden, fruit trees, a beehive and chickens.  I enjoy organic gardening, canning and otherwise processing the foods I eat to enjoy all year.  The problem is that my harvest extends for a long time, but I don’t always have the time to pull down my canner!

Commerical farmers plant large areas and harvest everything at once – at the time they feel their plants have most of the produce at a perfect state of ripeness.  Then everything gets trotted off for processing…..(for complete article click here).


October 25, 2019 – Albuquerque

The next opportunity for you to see a demonstration of Solar Cooking by Momma Rose will be at the 2019 Solar Fiesta!  Click here for details.