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Home Grown Foods Summit

7 Days In April That Will Change Your Life

March 27, 2015 – 2:07 pm

This April 6th-12th there is an online gathering of 30+ experts in backyard food production, homesteading, and off-grid living. Presented by the world’s leading researchers, organizations, and best-selling authors to help you become free of supermarkets an drugstores. The best part? It’s totally FREE! Reserve your spot today.

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Off Grid


The struggles and freedom of life without electricity.

Gardening


How-to’s for beginners, and lots of good tips on raising food to sustain your family.

Canning Recipes


Canning Recipes to help you put up all your favorite foods!

Preparedness


Food storage, emergency preparedness, survival skills, and more.

Natural Remedies


Herbal recipes, essential oils, and old-fashioned remedies for supporting your family's health naturally.

From Scratch Recipes »

13 Condiments You Can Make From Scratch

March 29, 2015 – 7:53 am

Barbecue Sauce

I’ve been making several of our condiments for years now (mayonnaise, salad dressing, BBQ sauce, etc.) but there are still some that have been easier to just grab at the grocery store when we’re in town. Still, I think it would be cool to be able to make all of our condiments from scratch- especially if we can make them entirely (or almost entirely) from ingredients we’ve grown/harvested at home, or from our food storage ingredients.

Not only are homemade condiments healthier for you since you can avoid any dangerous artificial ingredients, they’re also often cheaper to make yourself. Not to mention it would be nice to provide your family with some basic comfort foods in a long term emergency when you might not be able to get to the grocery store for a while. Having the knowledge and key ingredients to make your own sauces and dressings from scratch is something I think we should all consider.

I’ve made it easy for you by compiling a list of the 13 most popular condiments you can make from scratch, with simple recipes using basic ingredients which can be grown or harvested yourself or are shelf stable long term.

Click here to read the entire list, then print them off to practice making now!

 

How To Can Chicken On The Bone: Hot Pack and Raw Pack Methods

March 27, 2015 – 2:42 pm
two ways to can chicken legs

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on TWO ways to can chicken on the bone: hot pack and raw pack methods.

My Interview With Tammy Trayer

March 27, 2015 – 1:45 pm
Mountain-Woman-Radio-Episode-91-Kendra-Lynne-NewLifeOnAHomestead

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Tammy Trayer of Trayer Wilderness on her Mountain Woman Radio Show. We had a great time talking about life as homesteaders, what it’s like living off …

Seed Potatoes and How To Plant Potatoes In A Raised Bed

March 25, 2015 – 8:14 am
colorful seed potatoes

What’s A Seed Potato?
The first time I ever heard someone talking about planting potatoes from seed, I wondered to myself, “Where are the seeds in potatoes? I’ve never seen seeds.” I was completely serious. I …

March 2015: Garden

March 22, 2015 – 10:40 am
underneath row cover

The cold weather crops are planted. Here’s what the start of our 2015 garden looks like.

How To Can Ground Beef In A Pressure Canner

March 18, 2015 – 5:08 pm
How To Can Ground Beef

Learn how to can ground beef for longer storage than a freezer, and quick meal prep!

Testing Out The New Hand Pump on Our Well

March 11, 2015 – 10:20 am
Jerry using hand pump on well

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here yet, but a few months ago we were finally able to afford to get a hand pump installed on our well. We went with a Simple Pump, because …

Snowbound.

February 27, 2015 – 5:52 pm
Snowbound

It’s not so bad being stuck at home. There are so many beautiful things to enjoy!

Old Fashioned Lemon Chess Pie

February 25, 2015 – 5:17 pm
Old Fashioned Lemon Chess Pie

From-scratch lemon chess pie uses simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. An old fashioned favorite you’re sure to love!

Homegrown Popcorn

February 19, 2015 – 11:05 am
Homegrown Popcorn- tips and experiences! via http://newlifeonahomestead.com

Homegrown popcorn is an excellent snack food you can grow yourself!

How I Helped My Speech Delayed Toddler

February 13, 2015 – 10:56 am
How I Helped My Speech Delayed Toddler With Essential Oils

My son was over 3 yrs old but still using one-word sentences. After one week of consistently applying this oil blend to the back of his neck, he said his first complete sentence!! We were in shock.

A Vegetarian Homestead?

February 4, 2015 – 8:37 am
garden produce

Could there actually be benefits to running a vegetarian homestead? This couple believes there are many. Maybe even for non-vegetarians.

Grow Your Own Tea Garden

January 30, 2015 – 6:33 pm
tea plant

Here are a few plants I’m growing in our tea garden, to provide us with a variety of herbal teas to enjoy hot or cold.

The Easiest Way To Clean Vomit From Carpet

January 25, 2015 – 1:52 am
easiest way to get vomit out of carpet

No more sopping and gagging. Here’s the absolute easiest way to clean throw-up from your floor.

Herb Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes

January 22, 2015 – 8:08 pm
jerusalem artichokes

A delicious recipe for roasted Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes) and parsnips or carrots, tossed with fresh rosemary.

Wood. Wood. Wood.

January 22, 2015 – 11:06 am
wood pile

Having enough seasoned firewood for heating and cooking is critical for off grid survival.

Vacuuming Off The Grid

January 18, 2015 – 9:26 am
vacuuming off grid

The ideal off-grid home will have hard flooring throughout. Unfortunately for us, we’ll likely be stuck with carpet for a few more years. Here’s how we plan on keeping our floors clean, even without electricity to run a vacuum.