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Off Grid Living

Helpful tips for living without electricity.

Organic Gardening

Learn how to grow more of your own food.

Canning Recipes

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


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.

Reuse Cereal Bags for Waxed Freezer Paper

October 22, 2008 – 1:21 pm

Reuse cereal bags for separating foods you want to freeze, such as pancakes, waffles, etc. You may never have to buy waxed paper again!

Apple Picking Day & Homemade Apple Juice

September 19, 2008 – 1:43 pm

“It’s Apple Pickin’ Time, and last weekend I had my first experience picking apples. My good friend, Mrs. Addy, called me Saturday, and told me that they were picking apples and invited me to come join in. I was so excited! Me and Jada jumped in the van and went to meet them…”

Fruit & Vegetable Wash Recipe: How To Get Rid Of Nasty Pesticides!

September 17, 2008 – 6:38 am
Fruit & Vegetable Wash Recipe: How To Get Rid Of Nasty Pesticides!

If you just can’t buy organic produce, here’s a super cheap and effective way to clean pesticide residues and bacteria from your fruits and veggies before consuming them.

Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole

August 30, 2008 – 7:25 am
chicken rice casserole

“I was pleasantly surprised that both kids AND hubby loved it! This is a keeper in my home for sure. A cheap crown pleaser, my kind of meal!”

Homesteading Tips and Tricks From the Expert

August 21, 2008 – 10:51 am

More homesteading tips and advice from my friend over at Butterberry Farm.

My Little Country Girl, Shucking Corn

August 20, 2008 – 7:40 am
corn shucking

My little Jada was shucking corn for the first time. But she wasn’t in it for the corn, no, she was on a hunt… for worms!

Blueberries and Eggs, So Much To Learn!

July 31, 2008 – 7:39 am
Blueberries and Eggs, So Much To Learn!

“We got together some big bowls and walked down to the blueberry bushes. The bushes were full of bright blue berries, and I thought it would be no problem gathering a gallon of them pretty quickly. I was ready to start picking away, but slowed myself as I noticed that Addy was studying the berries.”

Small Talk and Breaking Beans

July 18, 2008 – 7:32 am
Small Talk and Breaking Beans

“We soon went inside to get out of the heat. Addy had traded some blueberries for green beans at the farmer’s market, and she had tons of them to prepare for canning! When I saw the huge boxes full of beans, enough to make over 5 gallons canned, I offered my novice help.”

Keeping Potatoes Fresh Longer

July 11, 2008 – 8:14 am
keeping potatoes fresh

Tips for keeping your fresh potatoes from sprouting too quickly.

Homemade Strawberry Syrup Recipe

July 5, 2008 – 9:02 am

Stop throwing money away on expensive store-bought syrup! Here’s an easy and delicious strawberry syrup recipe your family (and budget!) will love.

A Natural Cure For Shingles, and More…

June 27, 2008 – 7:10 am

“Somehow we got on the subject of herbs and herbal remedies. I told her that I had Pink Eye last week, and how my doc. bill was $87! She said smiling, “You know, there’s an herb for that.””

Steamed Carrots with Lemon-Dill Butter

June 24, 2008 – 9:45 am

“It’s so easy to make, and really kicks plain old carrots up a notch! And the best part is that the kids gobble them up!”

Hang Drying Clothes On A Short Line

June 24, 2008 – 9:33 am
tips for hang drying clothes

“You don’t have to have a long clothes line to be able to hang dry a lot of clothes…”

Homemade Deodorant Recipe

June 24, 2008 – 8:29 am

My sister’s review of one popular homemade deodorant recipe. See what she thinks…

14 Money Saving Reusable Alternatives to Replace Disposables

May 28, 2008 – 8:27 pm

It’s time to start saving big bucks by replacing the disposable items you use on a daily basis with washable, reusable alternatives!

Frugal Soap Making Tips, And A Few Tidbits

May 28, 2008 – 7:23 am
homemade soap

Lessons from Butterberry Farm, and money saving soap making tips.