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How to dehydrate Pumpkins–and how to use it in recipes.

Good morning, everyone, how are you? I am a little shaken by the elections results, but determined that I need to do what I can do, to have hope, to focus on the good, to remember that no matter who is President, Jesus is King. The Handy Hubby and I have also asked ourselves if [...]

“Getting a Little Wiser” Wednesday—-Learning to use Rosemary for your Health…

First I want to thank one of my readers over at the Welcoming House Facebook Page for giving me the idea of starting with Rosemary today. I had just watched the presidential debates, and for those of you that know me, it got my wheels spinning, and my heart racing, and my thoughts all cally-wampus [...]

Revolution, the movie, and a Tuesday at the Welcoming House…

Good morning, everyone! How is your week going so far? Mine has been crazy, dealing with the fall garden produce coming in, the stress of starting teaching here at home, both with school and piano, taking care of toddlers who are bent on destruction of the world as we know it, and the Wonder Mill [...]

By |2016-06-03T18:03:31+00:00September 18th, 2012|DIY, For the Garden, Strengthen Me|Comments Off on Revolution, the movie, and a Tuesday at the Welcoming House…

Tasty Tuesday–Homemade Spaghetti Sauce recipe

Today is a busy and beautiful day. thanks to my Friend Stacy, for this wonderful picture I am remembering the sacrifice of so many men and women in service today on the anniversary of 9/11, and rejoicing in the bounty of a garden giving its all here as summer's long warm days draw to a [...]

By |2016-02-16T21:10:11+00:00September 11th, 2012|Cook, Dinner, DIY, For the Garden, Homesteading, Lunch, Waterbath Canning|10 Comments

When You Give a Canning Addict a bunch of Grapes……….

If you have never read the book If You Give  A Mouse A Cookie, then you are blessed. Source credit No seriously, I am laughing here.  My twins are stuck on this book, and it is all about how if you give a mouse one thing, he will immediately think of something to go with [...]

By |2016-06-03T18:06:54+00:00September 10th, 2012|Cook, DIY, Fast and Easy, For the Garden, Homesteading, Kid Friendly, Snacks or Sweets, Uncatergorized, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on When You Give a Canning Addict a bunch of Grapes……….

Almost Wordless Wednesday—-Life at The Welcoming House This Week……

Happy Wednesday to you, dear readers!!! This is the last post this week due to the funeral. Thank you all so much for your kind words and emails. It is nice to know that there are many of you who have such big hearts...and that many of you have been through something such as this [...]

By |2016-06-03T18:11:49+00:00August 15th, 2012|DIY, For the Garden|1 Comment

Almost Wordless Wednesday—update on the Welcoming House Gardens

Well, HAPPY AUGUST to all of you, dear readers!    Around here at the Welcoming House we have been running around like chickens with our heads cut off, trying to get all the produce and such harvested, preserved, and set aside for winter. With the exception of Sunday, I have actually been canning every day [...]

By |2016-06-03T18:17:40+00:00August 1st, 2012|DIY, For the Garden, Homesteading|4 Comments

Waste Not, Want Not………the Many ways to use up an ear of Corn……..

   Garden season is in high swing around here in the balmy North. Although I have not gotten much produce yet from my own gardens, I have been seriously spending my time canning up what I can get, and filling our pantry for the coming year.    I have noticed two things lately that keep [...]

The Boycotting of Peanut Butter and Beans–the Top five Mistakes People Make when Starting and Using A Pantry

Looks good, doesn't it? I  mean , yes the beans could be cooked, and who eats peanut butter out of a jar with a spoon after all *ahem*, but looks like a nice nutritious meal for the hungry clamoring kids, and adults in your family right? NOT.   Today's post is about the top five [...]

By |2016-06-03T18:18:09+00:00July 27th, 2012|DIY, For the Garden, For the House, Homesteading|5 Comments

5 Things you ABSOLUTELY should be stocking up on right now….

   Hello everyone! Sorry for the late post today, but it has been one crazy morning with the Handy Hubby home for the morning hours, planning school, donating a bunch of kid stuff to a family that lost everything in a fire, and canning up the last five chickens before the new case comes in [...]


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