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March 25, 2015 – 8:14 am

New to planting potatoes? Here’s a step by step tutorial on how to plant potatoes in a raised bed. PLUS… what’s a seed potato? The answers you need!

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Off Grid Living


The struggles and freedom of life without electricity.

Organic 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.

I Don’t Think You Realize

December 8, 2015 – 1:42 pm

I’ve been thinking lately about just how blessed we are. Particularly, just how blessed I am to have you all along with us on our journey for the last 8 years.
And it occurred to me …

How To Light Your Home Without Electricity

December 8, 2015 – 9:43 am
How To Light Your Home Off Grid

Six ways we light up our home without using any electricity.

Deer Harvest and Hide Tanning Attempt

December 2, 2015 – 9:29 am
deer hide

When my husband brought home a beautiful buck, I knew I wanted to keep the hide. But how should I go about preserving it? Hide tanning lessons learned!

Hang Drying Laundry Indoors

October 28, 2015 – 2:06 pm
indoor laundry

How I hang dry clothes indoors when it’s rainy or freezing outside. You only need a few helpful items, and a little time and patience!

Clotheslines and Termites

October 28, 2015 – 9:21 am
termites clothesline broken

It might be time to consider replacing our wooden clothesline with metal posts. Termites have come to town.

A Mad Rush Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

October 18, 2015 – 2:16 pm
harvesting sweet potatoes

My first sweet potato harvest, and the tragic mistake I narrowly avoided!

How To Store Turnips In The Ground: The Experiment

September 8, 2015 – 2:52 pm
turnips stored in ground

A little experiment on the best way to store turnips in the ground.

Baked Pears with Cinnamon and Honey (no sugar)

August 26, 2015 – 2:02 pm
Baked Cinnamon and Honey Pears

A quick, healthy, and super easy way to turn fresh pears into a delicious baked treat!

Clawhammer Still Review: Building And Testing The Still

July 28, 2015 – 8:50 am
clawhammer copper still review

A still can be useful for so many things: making essential oils, distilling spirits, fuel alcohol, making antiseptics… it’s just one of those things that we definitely wanted to add to our emergency preps. Here’s how we built our own with a Clawhammer Still Kit.

I Found A Wild Pawpaw Tree!

July 26, 2015 – 6:28 pm
pawpaws 2015

People say pawpaws taste like a mix between banana custard and mangoes. I can’t wait to try them!

Solar Cooking in a Sun Oven

July 20, 2015 – 1:51 am
sun oven

I have a new love: Solar Cooking! By using the sun to cook our foods, I’m saving money and energy, and keeping my house cooler during the hot summer months. Plus, the food is AMAZING.

How To Make Homemade Potting Soil

July 6, 2015 – 8:44 pm
How To Make Homemade Potting Soil

Learn how to make your own potting soil mix from organic ingredients you already have laying around! It’s free!

How To Can Tomato Sauce, {Plus} Tomato Powder From Scraps

July 5, 2015 – 5:26 am
How To Can Tomato Sauce PLUS Tomato Powder

Learn how to make a delicious, healthy tomato sauce, and can it for years ahead. Plus, make tomato powder with the leftover scraps!

Sautéed Squash and Onions

July 5, 2015 – 2:26 am
squash and onions

A quick, easy, and delicious way to eat squash fresh from the garden. Even for squash-haters like me.

Busy Summer Days. Gardening and More.

July 3, 2015 – 10:25 am
onion and carrots

Garden
It’s the time of year when I don’t get around to posting much on the blog. Too much to do outside! (Not to mention I’m now writing full time for The Prepper Project!)

I’m kinda disappointed …

Cabbage and Noodles. A Delicious and Cheap Meal.

June 6, 2015 – 7:31 pm
cabbage and noodles recipe

This simple and delicious recipe feeds my family of six for less than $3!