The Eight Year Self Sufficient Meal

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This evening, I had another 100% self sufficient meal… It included some Italian sweet sausage, some garlic and asparagus in a light homemade butter, with a shiitake mushroom….. The significance is all these things were planted many years ago. The asparagus was planted 8 years [Read More]

Fall Colors and Seasons of Change Means Shifting Gears

I like Autumn, it does close Summer and puts a lid on the harvest season and opens a whole different mind set on the Homestead. I will be pulling down the solar water heater as the snow and temps no longer support it. The fall [Read More]

From Downspout To Sap Out, Interesting Useful Idea

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While winterizing this year, confident in my acquired skills of maple syrup making, spotting and marking of maple trees on my own property (more than four I have tapped in the past). Thinking of my resources on hand to start building my sugaring supplies, not [Read More]

Dehydrating, Dealing W/ Bumper Crops, Secret Tip, The Recipe

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This time of year most folks love to share the fruits of their labor with others. So many people bring in food from their gardens and give it to co-workers and such. NOT ME!! If you now suspect that I am just a grumpy old [Read More]

Keeping On Getting Back To Normal, Love Fresh Food

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Hello SS folks, long time no post… However as I mentioned after my return from the coast, I am presenting you with the photos of the homestead and where I am at with things. So we are doing great, and the weather has been bad. [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]

Seeds Are Selling Out Early This Year, Better Get Yours Today!

Did you ever think that seed sources would be running out of seeds? I have always thought. What if this was the year that the chit hit the fan? So like always, I bought my seeds early this year. However, there are a couple GMO [Read More]

The Grain Mill, A Rare Insider Look, Part 1 of 3, A Social Media House, Bartering Hub

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To cover this topic properly, I decided that one post isn’t going to cover the information needed to understand how a Milling Company works. I am not sure if 3 parts will be enough, but I do know 2 won’t be enough. I am no [Read More]

Maple Syrup Making: How To Video, Another Self Sufficient Skill Accomplished

This year, with the unseasonal warm temperatures, maple syrup making time is cut short. I am not complaining at all, and grateful to see brown/green ground and feel the warmer air around me. Even some of the 600 plus bulbs I planted last fall are [Read More]