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DiggingDogFarm

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  1. The Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro has been our only oven for 3 YEARS — we still LOVE it!!!
  2. I like Outdoor Chef Life. He catches fish and seafood and serves it up! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNqpN335uVY9Sx_ZK_WuOAA
  3. Same here — I was shocked!
  4. So sad — she was very good to me. This place won't be the same without her.
  5. DiggingDogFarm

    Dinner 2021

    I love squab! Flying filet mignon.
  6. Beard on Bread (eG-friendly Amazon.com link) was my first bread book. A Sally Lunn was the first yeast bread, from that book, I baked on my own as a young teen. I baked it in a bundt pan. https://www.amazon.com/Beard-Bread-James/dp/0679755047
  7. Very sad news! She was very good to me. She'll be sorely missed!
  8. What a loss! The Roux brothers were always interesting.
  9. That seems very reasonable. I'm trained in cattle artificial insemination, I would have expected it to be more.
  10. She wouldn't give enough milk to make here a good dairy cow, but she'd make an excellent calf-rearing mother in terms of the amount of milk she'd give. She's worth most as a mother of a 3/4 Wagyu calf — it wouldn't make sense to send her for beef. If the F1 calf is a male, it's a different story — he'd likely be castrated, to become a steer, then raised for beef. I hope that answers some questions. Happy to answer more.
  11. My paternal grandmother cooked/baked via one for decades. We had one at home, a Pittston — made in Pennsylvania. I had a small wood cookstove in my cabin.
  12. I think very few are aware of this... "All SNAP retailers, including Farmers’ Markets, can sell seeds and plants to SNAP participants."
  13. LOL My sister makes a sells a lot of radish pickles. Boy, do they stink, but they sure are tasty
  14. I have hundreds that were collected by my Grandmother Brown during her almost 92 years.
  15. The friend mentioned above is one of my ex-partners — so I'm tough on him! The problem is that he drinks Dr. Pepper and complains loudly that he's getting fat and he doesn't have enough food. I point out what a horrible choice it is and what a terrible money manager he is — tough love!!! LOL Truth is, if SNAP didn't cover the Dr. Pepper, he'd pay for it with his SSI funds.
  16. Another way I save on SNAP is to almost never buy packaged drinks of any type. I drink water, coffee, and tea, 99.9% of the time. I installed a six-stage reverse osmosis water filtration system with a permeate pump (conserves water) in 2010 when I bought this place. It's been an excellent investment — $200 — I've recouped that MANY times. The water it produces is just like premium spring water. The filtered water goes to the cats too! 😺 A friend drinks mostly Dr. Pepper — one+ 2 liter bottle(s) every day. One of the reasons why his SNAP runs-out long before the end of the month!
  17. Find a restaurant/institutional supplier that sells products "Cash & Carry". My local one has just a $50 minimum order.
  18. DiggingDogFarm

    Porridge

    Oats were our go-to for decades. Now I make tender and creamy risotto porridge. With whatever favorite accompaniments. ETA: It's real good dressed like rice pudding.
  19. Here's our regional food bank https://www.foodbankst.org/ They distribute food to most of the area's community food banks. It's a BIG warehouse that was donated to them — it's about a 1/2 mile from my place.
  20. To those who are poor (able-bodied) and think they can't cook or don't have the time, at least get a CrockPot!!! Taking advantage of the food bank here REQUIRES cooking! Dry pinto beans, dry great north beans, dry red beans, split peas, lentils, rice, pasta, meat, raw potatoes, etc. That stuff makes up at least 75%-80% of what's available at the food bank.
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