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]

Cold Frame Jump Start, Grow Baby Grow…

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Lets talk cold framing for a minute…. If this is new to you, let me explain it and the process in some detail. It is something I want to encourage, and I am going to also suggest/post a book that will help you become more [Read More]

Bartering…. Getting Clever For Wintertime

Dotted all over the countryside are little known wintertime hot spots that you can barter for wintertime space for your own gain. You can exchange labor for a 4×4 space or you could barter for a larger space. Privately owned greenhouse owners are always eager [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]

POOW__TAT__TOE Dehydrating

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This food has long been the staple in many parts of world, and I believe has saved lives as much as ended lives. Stupid people are still building and shooting each other with potato guns. Then there was Black 47 in Ireland, again the source [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]

The Blah, Blah, Blah’s and the Rewards

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Some days seem to be harder than most days here on the homestead with life, work, family and putting up your own food. Some days, there isn’t enough hours in a day to get completed what you tend to get done knowing you have many [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!!