I am a canning addict. I would fill shelves and shelves with home preserved food, except there are only the two of us, and we have a budget. I have too many jars of home canned food that are over 2 years old, and need to be fed to the chickens. That … More
I spent some time on Pinterest again this week. The most interesting idea I saw was the Salad in a Jar. The idea is to prep your salads for the week, so you can grab and go. We are trying to stay in the habit of eating more vegetables and prepping them … More
Most small families are acquainted with the somewhat wholesome fast food known as “The Rotisserie Chicken”. A trip to a shopping mecca for us means a 35-40 mile drive-each way. So we only do the trip twice a month, stocking up very carefully, making 3 or more stops. We have a local small … More
There are new ideas every day-every hour-every minute. I pin and read and pin some more. However, how many of those pins just sit there-untried? I have allowed myself to become paralyzed by comparison to what others are accomplishing on their homesteads and in their lives.
We don’t raise our … More
On Fridays I clean out the refrigerator. I take stock of what needs used up and what to share with the girls (the chickens). This week I found the end of the Easter ham, some kinda limp celery, half of a red onion, a chunk of sharp cheddar that swore it was going to start … More
We did it! We made one of the most delicious delicacies in the world! We made maple syrup from our very own trees with our very own hands. It was on our “Life List”, you know that list of things in your head that you must do before you pass beyond?
We really didn’t premeditate … More