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Starting from Scratch Turbo-Style—How to build a Solid Food Storage Quickly for the Least Amount…

Good morning everyone!   Many MANY of you have sent me personal emails asking me how to get started right now, and how to get the most food in your house for your personal storage in a quick manner.       I completely understand that. This world, and especially our country, have been going through uncertain [...]

By | October 21st, 2013|Breakfast, Cook, Dinner, DIY, For the House, Homesteading, Lunch, Meal Plans|Comments Off on Starting from Scratch Turbo-Style—How to build a Solid Food Storage Quickly for the Least Amount…

The Three Most Common Food Storage Mistakes…Food Storage 101 Series

Good morning!   I was glad to see the many comments and receive the many emails I waded through yesterday from so many of you. It shows me that many of my readers are on the same page---we are concerned about the painful economy, uncertain where our financial future is headed, and ready to do [...]

By | October 18th, 2013|Cook, DIY, Fast and Easy, Homesteading, Meal Plans|Comments Off on The Three Most Common Food Storage Mistakes…Food Storage 101 Series

Starting a personal Food Storage 101—links, ideas, and suggestions…

Good morning everyone!     While I am somewhat glad that our inept politicians came to an agreement yesterday to fund the government, for another three months, I see it as the respite before another huge fight in a couple months that will plunge us all into concern and anxiety again as we wait for [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|Breakfast, Cook, Dehydrating, Dinner, DIY, Fast and Easy, Guest Bloggers, Homesteading, Kid Friendly, Lunch, Meal Plans, Pressure Canning, Snacks or Sweets, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Starting a personal Food Storage 101—links, ideas, and suggestions…

9 Excuses I hear ALL THE TIME regarding starting a PANTRY….and my answers to them…

Good morning to you!     I wanted to quickly address something  that I am constantly getting emails about.   As many of you know from reading this blog for a period of time, I am ALL about being as self-sufficient as you can be. If that means gardening, then do it. If that means [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|Challenge Me, DIY, Encourage Me, Faith, For the House, Homesteading|Comments Off on 9 Excuses I hear ALL THE TIME regarding starting a PANTRY….and my answers to them…

Homesteading is NOT always Sunshine and Roses…..

It is with a heavy heart I come to write this this morning, dear readers.  This morning when I went out to do rabbit chores, I found the garage door wide open, and seven of our nine baby rabbits (grow outs) dead in their cage.  It was a horrific sight, and especially for someone who [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|DIY, Faith, Homesteading, Strengthen Me|Comments Off on Homesteading is NOT always Sunshine and Roses…..

Happy Monday, I mean Tuesday, I mean…WHAT day is it?

Good morning everyone! If you chuckled over the title of today's post, then I succeeded. I don't know about how YOUR week is going, but I am quite sure that I skipped right past Friday, skimmed through Saturday and Sunday, hardly blinked on Monday, and now find myself trying to pull everything together and look professional [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|DIY, Encourage Me, Faith, Homesteading|Comments Off on Happy Monday, I mean Tuesday, I mean…WHAT day is it?

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

Making Apple Cider Vinegar from Scratch……..

Sorry for dropping the ball yesterday folks. Especially when some of you were waiting for the tutorial on how to make your own ACV (apple cider Vinegar). With starting school this week, it has been a challenge to keep everything balanced, and you know that this occasionally is the one thing that falls off the [...]

By | September 6th, 2013|Cook, DIY, Fast and Easy, For the House, Homesteading|25 Comments

How Crabapples Can Make THE BEST Apple Juice and Jelly …Waste Not, Want Not!

Crab apples have become our entertainment around here,  and a huge new favorite. And since it is: We want to share with you how amazing, how richly colored, and how incredibly delicious  this tart little apple makes so many things. At first glance, it does not even seem like the time spent on it would [...]