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February 25, 2015 – 10:49 am

A detailed list of everything you need to know to can meat safely. Many of these precautions are never mentioned in canning recipes. Get familiar with them before beginning to can.

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How To Can Pickled Figs

September 29, 2014 – 7:26 am
How To Can Pickled Figs

These “pickled” figs are canned in a sweet brine of sugar, cinnamon and cloves. They’re better than candy. If you have access to fresh figs, you have got to try this recipe!

How To Easily Convert a Chest Freezer to a Fridge For Solar and More!

September 23, 2014 – 7:39 am
convert chest fridge

Here’s the easiest way to convert a standard chest freezer into an energy efficient fridge which can be run on solar power. No re-wiring required!

The Solar Panels Are Up!

September 16, 2014 – 12:01 am
venting batteries

Our solar panels are up and running! Let me walk you through our setup so you can see what we did…

Hornworms & Braconid Wasps: Nature’s Organic Pest Control

September 10, 2014 – 1:00 am
tomato hornworm

Hornworms can be devastating to your tomato or pepper plants. Here’s one awesome way Nature takes care of them for you!

Catnip: An Edible and Medicinal Herb

September 9, 2014 – 9:50 am
catnip blooms

Catnip is an important herb for anyone looking to treat their family naturally. Here’s what I do with mine, and how you can use catnip yourself.

Hyssop Oxymel: An Herbal Expectorant Recipe

September 7, 2014 – 10:53 am

Learn to grow and use hyssop to treat stubborn coughs and chest congestion. Here’s how…

Homeschooling Question For My Readers: How Do You Manage Multiple Grade Levels?

August 31, 2014 – 10:50 am
school books

If you’re a homesteading, homeschooling mama of multiple ages/grade levels, I’d love to know how you manage your school day as well as your farm chores. What have you found to work best for you?

Solar Panels. Elderberries. Sugar Beets. Huckleberries. And More.

August 14, 2014 – 10:59 am

Summer days are busier than ever. So many fun new things to learn and do. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately…

How To Freeze Potatoes

July 23, 2014 – 5:47 am

When you have an abundant harvest and don’t have time to can it all at once, freezing is another great option for preserving potatoes.

10+ Reasons To Learn To Can Food Now!

July 22, 2014 – 9:37 pm
At Home Canning For Beginners and Beyond

Eleven good reasons why you need to start canning NOW. PLUS, a $5 off coupon code for the DVD: At Home Canning For Beginners and Beyond. Don’t let fear hold you back from learning this valuable skill.

How To Make A Shepherd’s Purse Tincture To Stop Nosebleeds Fast (and More)!

July 15, 2014 – 9:59 pm
How To Stop A Nosebleed Fast

I was so excited in Spring when I discovered Shepherd’s Purse growing wild all over our property. I decided to put it to good use, and made a tincture to experiment with. Here’s how to make it yourself, and what I’ve observed…

Grey Water Trial: Flushing Sink Water

July 14, 2014 – 7:26 am
grey water bucket

I thought it would be a good idea to catch our sink water to use to flush the toilet. Here’s what I’ve learned…

Sautéed Squash and Onions

July 13, 2014 – 5:26 pm
squash and onions

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

Squash Planting Mistakes, and Killing Squash Bugs Naturally

July 8, 2014 – 11:30 am

A few lessons learned in the cucurbit patch this year. Plus, a few organic methods I use for controlling squash bugs naturally.

Solar Cooking in a Sun Oven

July 2, 2014 – 8:51 pm
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.

Making A Garden Cookbook

June 23, 2014 – 8:01 am

Creating a garden cookbook was my answer to figuring out how to use our fresh garden produce without ever getting bored of eating the same thing.