|Acrylic Painting by yours truly.|
The Challenge is to grow as much as you can of what you will put on your Thanksgiving menu. Now is the time to plant, at least here in Mid-Michigan, but wherever you are, and even if you don't accept the challenge, you may find these old posts interesting, even informative, especially if you are on the road to self-sufficiency.
Thanksgiving - In the Beginning (1/19/12) What was the first Thanksgiving like? What did the Pilgrims eat?
Thanksgiving - Maize (or Hominy) (1/22/12) Picturing an ear of yellow sweet corn? Not in 1621!
Thanksgiving - Before the First (1/24/12) Who were the Pilgrims? Where did they come from? What did Europeans eat before the discovery of the New World?
Thanksgiving - Bread - The Staff of Life ( 1/30/12) Did the Pilgrims have bread during their first year in the New World? Was bread even something most families would have baked in their own homes?
Thanksgiving - Pumpkin (2/8/12) Surely the Pilgrims ate pumpkin for the first Thanksgiving. How do you suppose they cooked it? Is there an easy way to prepare pumpkin pie filling?
Thanksgiving - Sourdough (2/9/12) Could you start your own starter without any commercial additives, using only flour and water? What about using sourdough to convert your favorite recipes? Can you do that?
Thanksgiving - "As American as Apple Pie?" (2/19/12) Wait a minute! When the Pilgrims arrived, they would have found no apples but crab apples.
Thanksgiving - Baked Beans (3/11/12) I give a simple baked bean recipe. How many of the ingredients could you grow or make from scratch?
Planting the Three Sisters (4/1/12)
Sweet Potatoes - the Edible Ground Cover (7/24/11)
Growing Your Own Wheat for Baking (8/24/11)
Victorio Grain Mill - Product Trial (12/17/11)
Sugar Beets to Molasses - Homestead Style (1/10/12)
Sugar Beets to Molasses - Continued (1/28/12)
What will you grow for the Thanksgiving day feast?