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.
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
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.
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)
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
These 6 ways to preserve food at home will help you build your food storage. Learning to preserve your own food at home is something every family should implement, not just for survival or preparedness, but for frugality, health, and working together.
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.