Re-Usable Tattler canning lids. I had no idea re-usable canning lids even existed until about a year ago. I love being able to can food at home. Re-using Mason jars every year and growing our own food makes canning almost free. Except for the lids.
Keeping pesticides and chemicals out of your garden and food is important, but how to handle the pests? I share 10 tips for organic gardening and pest control in today’s show. (New addition with the Question of the week and transcript of the show) Continue reading
This low sugar no pectin blueberry jam might just be the best jam I’ve ever
inhaled tasted. I don’t make this claim lightly. The hint of lime makes this sing on your taste buds, dare I call it, sublime. (Yea, I’m kind of dorky that way)
Do you ever long to feel the presence of God? To feel His touch as surely as the sun upon your skin?
I know God is faithful, I know His promises in the Bible are true, no matter if I feel Him or not. But sometimes, I want to feel Him.
The past few weeks have stretched me thin, like the fabric of my favorite sweat pants I’ve worn since my junior year of high school. Continue reading
Learning how to preserver your own food at home is a skill anyone can and should learn. Knowing how to use all 6 skills ensures a well stocked pantry. Continue reading
How to make whey in 3 easy steps. Could it really be so simple? I’ve been wanting to start making fermented foods for almost a year now. I stepped into the world of sourdough last year and have managed to keep my original starter alive for over a year now.
This weekend we spent two days at our favorite summer hangout. Since my husband and I have been married we’ve had a boat and for the two months of warm weather, July and August, almost every weekend we’re floating on Baker Lake.
Raising backyard chickens for meat provides you with hormone and chemical free meat. It’s also an excellent way to improve your self-sustainability.
Tomatoes have long been my nemesis crop. Continue reading
Do you ever have one of those weeks? Both hands stretched high in the sky and waving here. My son had a day camp which required early rising and 12 hours away from home on my part. My husband hurt himself and will be going in for a MRI Tuesday morning. While he’s pushed through, there’s been a few chores he couldn’t do on our homestead and I’ve stepped up. Or stumbled up may be more appropriate. Graceful, I’m not.
We’ve been packing water to our two pigs in five gallon buckets. Lifting it over the fence is a great bicep workout. Making sure you aim the water into the tub and not on top of the electric fence wire next to it requires a level of skill. A skill level I’ve not really accomplished. However, pigs love water, so when I ended up dumping almost four gallons of water on the pigs head, he was quite happy.