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How Many Peaches Are In A Bushel?

August 10, 2010 – 6:24 pm
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We bought a ton of peaches tonight from a local grower. Actually, we bought a bushel from him. That’s a lot of peaches, but I’d love to get my hands on even more!

Where To Find Wheat Berries For Long Term Food Storage

August 8, 2010 – 7:09 pm
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Now that you know what wheat berries are, and how to use them, it’s time to go out and buy some so that you can make your own fresh flour at home! Here’s where to go to find wheat in your area.

How To Freeze Corn

July 15, 2010 – 9:40 pm
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Freezing corn is a great way to preserve that fresh taste. Just make sure you do it the right way, with these easy steps.

Pressure Canning For Beginners!

July 8, 2010 – 6:34 am
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Here’s a video I made demonstrating how to use a pressure canner. Watch how simple it really is!

How To Make Apple Pectin: Easier Said Than Done!

July 1, 2010 – 8:19 pm
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Here’s how they did it back in the old days!

How You Can Score Some Free Canning Jars

June 26, 2010 – 5:29 am

Did you know that some store bought items come in glass jars that you can re-use for your canning?

How To Can Green Beans

June 24, 2010 – 6:56 am
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My first batch of home canned green beans. Here’s how to do it! But, was it worth all of the time and effort?…

How To Can Bread & Butter Pickles

June 18, 2010 – 5:30 pm
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These are my FAVORITE kind of pickles to eat!!

How To Can Venison

June 6, 2010 – 5:43 pm
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Super easy to make, and smells delicious!!

How To Can Cheese And Butter

May 29, 2010 – 5:07 am
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Here’s a great way to preserve butter or cheese that you found on sale! Better yet, make your own butter or cheese, and can it!

How To Store Wheat (Wheat Berries)

January 14, 2010 – 8:46 pm
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My first peak at wheat berries, and a step-by-step on how to store them.

How To Can Strawberry Fig Jam

December 3, 2009 – 8:17 pm
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Here is a detailed step-by-step for newbies like me on how to can some delicious jelly!

My First Canner!

October 24, 2009 – 6:58 am
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See why I chose this Steam Canner for my very first canner.

How To Freeze Green Onions

June 24, 2009 – 5:22 pm
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Here’s a great way to keep your green onions longer!

How To Can Cherry Jam

June 4, 2009 – 3:42 pm
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Surprise in a cherry, A yummy recipe for Cherry Jam, and My first attempt at canning on my own, and with no canning equipment!

FREE Food Storage Buckets

April 24, 2009 – 2:45 pm
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Wanting to keep a stockpile of basic food staples, like flour, sugar, grains, rice and so on? Then you are probably wondering how to safely store these things to keep them fresh and free of bugs.

Here is how I get FREE food grade buckets to store stuff in, and you can do it too!