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Ten TOTALLY amazing posts for Throwback Thursday…and they all have to do with Canning!

Its that time of year again, isnt it? Time that the garden starts reproducing, time that the farmer's markets with all their awesome temptations and great deal start cropping up. Time where we know summer is in full bounty and we want to put it away for those long, cold winter months ahead. And then [...]

Our Biggest Announcement Yet! Our New Book is here!

It is FINALLY here! The first book in a set of three that are all about PRESERVING is finally available for purchase here at The Welcoming House! And JUST in time for Christmas gifting! Here is the cover of the new E-book:, Passionate About Preserving! What is this book about? Well, what if I told [...]

By | December 15th, 2013|Cook, DIY, For the Garden, For the Holidays, Holidays, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Our Biggest Announcement Yet! Our New Book is here!

Saving seeds Day two: how to save seed for tomatoes, potatoes, and herbs…

Good morning everyone! As promised, I am back again sharing with you how I save seeds from our garden every single year to plant the next year. Yesterday we covered how I save seeds for beans, eggplant, sunflowers and peppers. After writing the post yesterday and answering some really great questions from other readers, I [...]

By | September 10th, 2013|DIY, For the Garden, Homesteading|3 Comments

Saving seeds for next year……..

Its that time of year again. While the days still have a hint of warmth to them, with a touch of mugginess, I know the cooler days of fall are not far behind them....   The plants are beginning to show it too, giving up the last of their best fruits, and slowly beginning to [...]

By | September 9th, 2013|DIY, For the Garden, Homesteading|6 Comments

Blooming, and Planting, and Writing….oh my!!!!

Good morning everyone! Its been a crazy weekend around here as we went from the second day of Spring full blast into summer. *sigh* Today is supposed to be in the mid 90's temperature wise, and I turned to my Handy Hubby yesterday and said: "First I felt like the world needed to wake up [...]

By | May 14th, 2013|DIY, Encourage Me, Faith, For the Garden, Homesteading|Comments Off on Blooming, and Planting, and Writing….oh my!!!!

Checking In……Early Spring, Rainbows, and Heartache..

Good morning Everyone!!! I just thought I would drop in briefly and let you know how things are going in the Real Welcoming House this week as I have taken a short hiatus to get some things in order. First, it is early Spring outside, with snow melting, hope blossoming, me planting my seed tapes [...]

By | March 15th, 2013|DIY, For the Garden, Growing Herbs, Homesteading|4 Comments

Learning to Preserve the Basics—How using Fruit and Veggie powders can pump nutrition and taste into your foods……..

Its true. I'm the Mom the other moms warn you about. You know, the one who sneaks things like spinach into the most unexpected places. Places the children (or Handy Hubby) will never find out about. Like in their pizza. Or carrots in their pasta. Beets in their smoothies. Zucchini in their muffins. I really [...]

Top 5 Series Posts for 2012—this is ONE post you simply dont want to miss. :)

One of my favorite things about writing is being able to extend an idea onto paper, and then flesh it out, filling it with information that helps, teaches, and shows others how easy some things are to do with a little help. Above and beyond many of the posts I have written this last year, [...]

The Top 5 DIY Posts of 2012 from The Welcoming House!

While we are still in the recovering part of everyone being sick with the flu or a nasty head cold, it feels WONDERFUL to back here, with you, blogging my heart out about the last year. What a wonderful year of blessings this has been for our family here at the Real Welcoming House, and [...]

Make It yourself Monday—-The Pumpkin Invasion….

OH what do you do with a thousand pumpkins? what do you do with a thousand pumpkins? What do you do with a thousand pumpkins Early in the morning? Chop em up, grind em up, those thousand pumpkins. Can em up, puree them up, those thousand pumpkins. Blow em up, Shoot em up, those thousand [...]