Archives for June 2013

Fridays on the Farm 6.28.13

I didn’t post a single thing last week, so today’s update should be for two weeks. But as usual, I have no recollection of what went on two weeks ago, so we’ll just say we did some gardening and call it a week. Good, now that we’re caught up, let’s discuss this last week at Whistle […]

Preserving Without Canning: Freezing Bell Peppers

Last year we froze a bunch of bell peppers, and I’m here to report, one year later, that it was pretty much the best thing ever. Freezing is so much less effort than canning, and it was great to have organic, pre-cut, non-$4.99 (the off season organic price, um heck no am I paying that) bell […]

Wordless Wednesday

Hint: We wish our Elsie Marley qualified as lazy… Buy the book.

Understanding Flame Retardants in Children’s Pajamas {And a Simple Way to Avoid Them}

One of the things we try to do here at Whistle Pig Hollow is eliminate toxins in our lives. I thought I’d share some of the ways we’ve found to reduce our exposure to toxins in a weekly “Toxin-Free Tuesdays” series. Are you aware that children’s pajamas in sizes 9 months and up are required to meet flammability requirements, which means some […]

Lessons From Our First Batch of Pastured Chickens

Let’s talk chickens today, shall we? For the better part of the last three months, we’ve been raising chickens for meat. We just finished butchering the chickens last week (part of why I didn’t blog at all last week…busy, busy), so I feel like I am at a place where I can discuss what we did, what […]

7 Ways to Replace Aluminum Foil in Your Kitchen

Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, “Aluminum” by topquark22, 6/15/13, edited. If you follow me on Facebook, or if you’ve read about my paperless kitchen, you know I am obsessed with the book I’m currently reading, Zero Waste Home. The author’s entire family of four sends only one quart-sized mason jar of trash to the landfill each […]

Fridays on the Farm 6.14.13

Meanwhile, back at the farm… (1) We’ve been gathering the materials we’ll need to process our first batch of broiler chickens (for meat).  Hopefully we’ll get that going this weekend. We’ve been planning to do a few for at least a week now, but still haven’t gotten to it. They’re getting big though, so it’s time.  (2) Farmer […]

Homemade Burger Seasoning

You may have gathered from the relative  lack of recipes on this site, that I am a huge fan of keeping it simple in the kitchen. Real simple. We do a lot of meals that consist of a meat, a veggie, and a starch. The end. And while I don’t do a lot of fancy baked goods […]

Wordless Wednesday

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An Inexpensive Solution to Flame Retardants in Crib Mattresses

One of the things we try to do here at Whistle Pig Hollow is eliminate toxins in our lives. I thought I’d share some of the ways we’ve found to reduce our exposure to toxins in a weekly “Toxin-Free Tuesdays” series. When my precious Bridger Baby was almost one, I was heartbroken to learn that the crib mattress we […]