Even when it’s winter, you can still enjoy healthy, fresh foods from your garden. All you have to do is learn to preserve your favorite foods at home, safely. Thanks to our friend Kevin Espiritu, our readers will have a chance to get to know a number of food preservation techniques that are not only easy but, more […]
I decided that it was time to get a little personal with a faraway friend of mine. She’s not only a fellow self-sufficiency enthusiast, she’s also my go-to resource for kitchen preparedness. When I’ve got a question about kitchen tools or self-sufficiency, I bug Chaya! And today, I’ve decided to share her answers to a […]
You’ve been hard at work growing herbs in your garden or collecting them while out foraging. Or maybe you’re like me and you do both! Don’t let all that hard work go to waste; make sure you preserve your bounty. And there’s no easier way to do it than with this easy hang and forget […]
It’s no secret that you can save money foraging for herbs, or even growing your own in a garden at home. But all the hard work of gathering those herbs goes to waste if you don’t take the time to preserve them. Fortunately, you can dehydrate your herbs easily, using the dashboard of virtually any […]
We started raising pigs on our farm a few years back and they quickly became my MVA (or most valuable farm animal), and we increased the number we raised. With more pigs pigs come lots (and lots) of fat. Since pork fat is something I can cook with and don’t have to look for outside […]
It’s another happy Friday and we are all together again, sharing and chattering about our favorite things!
In case you haven’t noticed, I am all about food preservation this week; specifically canning. Our family’s journey towards a more self sufficient lifestyle has improved by leaps and bounds, just by incorporating canning into our life. I put off canning for a number of years, mostly because I found it to be intimidating. I […]
Becoming more self-sufficient starts at home. What better way to start (or continue) your journey to become more self-reliant than by preserving your own food? And if you don’t know why you should be canning, I’ve got 13 reasons you (maybe) haven’t thought of!
When we moved to our new-to-us homestead, we brought our fridge with us. It never made it into the house – it’s actually still packed up in our moving truck! After we’d gone so long without it, we didn’t see a real need to haul it into the house, hook it up and start using […]