A whole year has gone by! We are finally open for business and are booked through Labour Day.
We have poured heart and soul, plus a lot of sweat into this project, and proud to say we believe we have done a stellar job of it. Notwithstanding Covid! We have done everything plus more, including having an elevator installed inside! We have planted a small orchard of 25 various fruit trees, plus red currants, yellow raspberries and other berries, incorporating many native species. We have researched many ideas for upcoming projects to begin once the present crop of corn is harvested. We picked dandelion and violet blossoms for jelly in the spring and look forward to foraging through the woods for more kinds next year, especially as we consider some B&B options.
We weren't able to host that Open House as we had hoped, but please take a tour through the pictures on the website. Thanks for all the encouragement, kind comments and best wishes we have received throughout this past year. 💕💕💕
Spent time at a friend's house near Skunks Misery... truly, truly my happy place whenever I am in nature. Magnificent afternoon! Thanks Ann!
Not sure what was going on this morning, but this helicopter flew low overhead 7 times to the north and 6 times back toward the south. The 7th return flight was a fair bit to the west of the house. Maybe he got tired of me filming his continuous flights. It was loud, so it was hard to miss! It's also a little disconcerting when you have a repeated low flying helicopter over you.
Well, I learned something new today! My daughter noticed these in our field today and did some research. Apparently corn smut (huitlacoche) is considered a delicacy in Mexico and Central America. There is even a molecular biologist researching huitlacoche at Trent University (Google Barry Saville or 'corn smut' to check it out yourself).
Said to sell for $8 to $16 per ear! You can even buy it canned on Amazon.
Researched recipes for supper .... We discovered it's a sensational food! Corn truffles!! Very tasty! Texture was like ordinary mushrooms. We sautéed some onion and one clove of chopped garlic with them, then added cream to make a corn truffle sauce for T-bone steak. Added Caesar salad and supper is ready. 😋