Jill Winger 🐄

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✨ Leave the herd, grow your dreams
🐄 Homegrown food & #prairie life
🥧 Farm cookbook coming 2019!
💚 #Wyoming
🥕Tools & inspo for your homestead 👇🏻


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“Life was not intended to be simply a round of work, no matter how interesting and important that work may be. A moment’s pause to watch the glory of a sunrise or a sunset is soul-satisfying, while a bird's song will set the steps to music all day long.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder
Let it be known that San Marzano tomatoes seem to adore our bipolar Wyoming climate, which is notable since not many tomatoes do... .
(Not pictured: the 5362 tomatoes the kids and I jammed through the food mill yesterday and the 15 quarts of sauce I didn't finish until 9:30 last night...) .
There's nothing wrong with a slow-simmered sauce, but if you wanna try your hand at something a little quicker, check out the 15 minute sauce recipe video I just posted (link in profile)
It's a life-saver if you only have a handful of tomatoes and you're not in the mood to stir sauce over a hot stove all day.... just sayin’.
If more humans would chase their goals like a wanna-be cow dog who has no clue what he’s doing but fearlessly goes after it anyway, the world would be a different place. ;)
After we finished school today, they informed me they had plans for a grand adventure in the pasture and probably wouldn’t be back in time for lunch. So I packed them up tuna fish sandwiches and fermented green beans, and off they went.
The garden is currently in that gnarly, tangled, used-up phase, although there are a few spots of pretty left in it. I was toying with the idea of planting a few fall crops, but after many, many months of a ridiculously jam-packed schedule, I’m telling myself NO. This year, I’m going to choose rest over having a bit more kale and chard. We will survive and all will be well. Guilt-free gardening... its a good thing. ;)
I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I have all things fall on the brain right now. (No Starbucks PSLs for me, though- I’ll stick with a dirty chai from my fav local coffee shop). However, I may need to break out the canned pumpkin I put up last year so I can whip up a pumpkin milkshake.
PS: I love styling and photographing decadent drinks like this one, but let’s be honest: I usually consume my homemade milkshakes from one of our mismatched drinking glasses with an oversized soup spoon. Gotta keep it real... Google “prairie homestead pumpkin milkshake” to grab the recipe! 🎃
67 wide-open acres for them to roam, and what do they do? They INSIST on flying into the tiny fenced-in garden to massacre my tomatoes, of course.
Fermenting suits me. Yeah, it’s good for your gut and all that jazz, but I  mostly love it because all you gotta do is stick some veggies in a jar with salt water and leave it on the counter for a few days. That’s my kind of food preservation right there. For those of you with a few bean plants still producing (I’m raising my hand here 🙋‍♀️), I just posted a fermented dilly bean recipe on the blog. Go try it and let me know whatcha think!
Picking your nose with your tongue... hey, you gotta admit that it takes some talent.
This is my-herb-garden-has-almost-given-up-the-ghost-so-let’s-just-throw-everything-in-a-jar-arrangement. Dill, sage, calendula, and random Russian sage for the win.
Why hello there, September. I’ve been waiting for you... 🍁 🍂
A basket full of happy... What are you filling your garden basket (or bowl or bucket) with at the moment?? 🥕🌽🌶🍅🍆🥦🥒🍊🍐🍎🍏🍒🍑🍇🍓🍑