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Fresh frozen cabbage

December seasonal produce

When I went out to pick these potsticker fixings, the cabbage head was frozen clear through, but it thawed out and made a pretty tasty dinner.  This last cabbage plus parsley and Egyptian onions are the only edibles currently growing uncovered in the garden, but we've still got plenty of greens and lettuce under the quick hoops.

We've also been eating a bit out of the freezer this month --- two gallons down.  Very similar to our larder situation last year, and plenty more in the garden, freezer, and kitchen shelf so that we can keep eating our own produce until spring.

Our chicken waterer keeps the flock hydrated so they can rustle up in season produce out of the woods.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I find it amazing that you're able to have FRESH produce in the middle of the winter. I had no idea, before reading your e-book series, that such a thing was possible. I'm very anxious to have my own "frozen" foods from our garden next year.

My mother and I have all your e-books and enjoy reading them. Any preview of what we might expect for January?

Comment by Heath Thu Dec 15 09:14:58 2011

Well, it's not really the middle of winter yet. I'm waiting to see what, if anything, is still fresh in the garden at this time next month. That's the real test!

January's ebook is actually all written and ready to publish, but I didn't want to put it out there too early. Maybe I'll go ahead and publish it next week, though?

Comment by anna Thu Dec 15 11:14:09 2011

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