End of Summer Harvesting, The Loaded Plants..

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This growing season has been a tough one…. From constant rain to drought…. Growing food has been a challenge this year and the harvest has been spotty. Years ago, when I began this adventure, I looked at understanding that some food is ready early, some [Read More]

Winter Grains For Green Cropping in The Spring

As the weather gets cooler, the leaves start to die, the trees begin to fall asleep for the coming winter months. Daytime temps are a hit and miss as the weatherman tries to get us ready for the day ahead. The morning sun beams through [Read More]

Stocking Up The Pantry 2012…

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As the garden keeps giving, I keep on putting food up. Because I use several methods of storing food, I use the methods that best suit our needs and I know the food will get used. While the pantry fills, taters sit at the bottom [Read More]

Report: Mushroom Log Project

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With the drought in full swing, I have had other worries on my mind other than my mushroom log tower. In the spring as it came in, if that’s what you want to call it, I checked my logs after every rain. Time and time [Read More]

How To Process More Tomatoes and Make Seedless/Semi-Seedless Jams

I am ready to still continue making my own food if power is lost for long periods of time. I know how and have the proper equipment to manually prepare my own food for long term storage. But for now, I have power and I [Read More]

New Face For The Coldframe

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I added a summertime lid to my coldframe. You can still see the Swiss Chard we have been Eating on since March of this year!!

How To Grow Onions

Onions are one of the most popular vegetables for growing in home gardens and are one of the first crops of spring. They can be stored over winter thus making a versatile crop They are used in a huge range of culinary dishes,both raw and [Read More]

Dehydrating, Dealing W/ Bumper Crops, Part II

There is a lot to be said about dehydrating your bumper crops, and one of the most asked questions is… ” Where do I find recipes or how do I use the dehydrated food? ” Being a organic foodie, I also like to live on [Read More]

Keep’em Coming, I’ll Just Find New Ways To Make’em Into Food

Well if the heat wave didn’t destroy your garden, there is a good chance yours’ is producing like mine is. I took a poll to find out what some folks are sick of harvesting, the number answer right now is tomatoes. Everyone has expectations of [Read More]

How To Make And Grow Your Own Mushroom Logs, More Self Sufficient Ideas

I know many of you have been waiting for me to complete this video this spring. So it is now completed, and I also want to share a good reliable source for you to purchase your spores from. This self sufficient task was so easy [Read More]