8 Foods You Should Be Storing and How

Everyone knows we should be storing some kind of food in our home pantries for both emergencies and preparedness. But how do you know where to start or which foods to store? I see lots of lists on foods folks think you should be storing for your long term food storage. Some of them I agree with, but a lot of them, they’re not practical.8 Foods You Should Be Storing and How

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How to Grow Swiss Chard in your Fall Garden

Grow Swiss Chard in Your Fall Garden. I'm so excited to grow a fall garden this year and increase our growing season. Great tips on sowing swiss chard, how to grow it, and way to even eat the stalks!I don’t know about you, but if I don’t know how to do something, I’m not shy about asking. Because no one knows it all right? Between you and me, if someone does seem to know it all, I usually don’t like to hang with them for very long.

While I’m a pretty old hand at gardening, there is a lot I’m still learning. And one of those things is increasing our fall vegetable garden. Continue reading

Podcast #34 Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden

Planting a fall vegetable garden ensures you’ll be harvesting vegetables far into the cooler months. But you need to start planting now to harvest in fall.Planting a Fall Garden Now. Learn how to plant now for a fall harvest, seed sowing, how to cool the soil, and tricks for using the frost for your advantage.

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Re-Usable Tattler Canning Lids-Do They Work?

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.Re-Usable Tattler Canning Lids- Do they really work? Great review on using Tattler canning lids and what to expect. I'd love to be able reuse canning lids!

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Low Sugar No Pectin Blueberry Jam

This low sugar no pectin homemade 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)Low sugar no pectin blueberry jam. Love how easy this, without the cost of store bought pectin. Plus, this is one of the best jams we've ever had.

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Podcast Episode #30 Raising Backyard Chickens Meat Birds

Raising backyard chickens for meat provides you with hormone and chemical free meat. It’s also an excellent way to improve your self-sustainability.¬†Podcast on raising backyard chickens for meat. Great tips on what to expect, plus a break down on the cost.
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How to Smoke Cheese at Home

Learning how to smoke cheese at home is a bit easier than I thought it would be. When something tastes so delicious I often think it’s way more complicated than it actually is. I love cheese, but when you add in the smokey goodness…. well, let’s just say I’ve been known to eat an entire wedge of smoked Gouda all by myself. In one sitting.How to smoke cheese at home

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Do Natural Insect Repellents Work? + a Recipe

Do natural insect repellents work? I used to wonder that same thing. We live in the lovely Pacific Northwest, and though we don’t have Alaska size mosquitoes, we’ve got our fair share.Do natural insect repellents work? I had no idea what was in the commercial stuff. This is the only spray we'll use from here on out. And it only costs $1.28 to make!

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