It's been a cabbage kind of day.

Posted by Kitty Sharkey , Saturday, November 9, 2013 9:10 PM

Today is one of the last days I'll be on my feet, so I decided to get some ferments started.  Although fermenting cabbage is easy, it is rather time consuming.  But hopefully it will all be worth it and I'll have some tasty munchies while I'm down and recovering.

Starting with the large jars on the right:

  • 1/2 gallon regular Sauerkraut (cabbage and carrots)
  • 1/2 gallon Garlicky Kraut
  • 1 quart + 1/2 pint Combo Kraut (extra from above + green onion and red Fresno pepper
  • 1 quart Kimchi with Serrano peppers
  • 1 quart Kimchi with Fresno peppers
  • 1 quart Kimchi with Habanero, Serrano, and Fresno peppers
Note:  I will NOT be eating the last version of Kimchi.  And I may not even be able to eat the other two.  I can't do hot peppers.  But my neighbor Gail and my friend Kristin love hot things, so I made these for them.

"Wait a minute!" you say.  "Last days on your feet?"

Yuppers.  Monday I go under the knife for foot surgery (FINALLY!!!).  It'll be at least 6 weeks of non-weight bearing before I start physical therapy and gradually begin walking on it again with a cam boot.  So what's a girl to do?  Splurge a little bit on myself in order to make the whole recovery time a little less of a pain in the ass.

"What did you buy?" you ask?

OH YEAH BABY!!!  That's right.  This sporty little gizmo should be here in about a week, or just about the time that I'll start to go stir crazy from sitting on the couch unable to do jack.  With this knee scooter I should be able to get around the yard so that I can enjoy the garden and sit with the critters.

Oh yeah.  One more bit of good news.

My friend Kristin (aka Puddles) from ren faire has temporarily moved into my library.  She'll be staying with me for a couple months to help out around the place until I'm back on my feet.  So the critters will get fed on time and the garden will get watered.  It's been rather interesting to lay in bed in the early morning and watch her go about the barnyard feeding everyone.  Honestly, it's a HUGE relief knowing that she's here to help.

1 Response to "It's been a cabbage kind of day."

Kai Says:

Rest well and regain your health. What wonderful friends you have and friend you must be to attract them to you. I love your blog. Hopefully the foot does not keep you from your lovely posts!