Exhausted?

Is it just me? Am I the only one? Dude. I am exhausted. I get up in the morning. Have my coffee. Ready to go back to bed. Exhausted. This time of year is not normally met with exhaustion. The sun is finally shining. The birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. This time of year

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Book Review: Beginner’s Guide to Canning 90 Easy Recipes to Can, Savor and Gift by the Canning Diva, Diane Devereaux

The Beginner’s Guide to Canning: 90 Easy Recipes to Can, Savor, and Gift by Diane Devereaux My rating: 5 of 5 stars Canning is becoming a lost art. While it was a normal activity less than 75 years ago to grow as much as your own produce as possible and then preserve the seasonal produce

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The Sauer Line Drawn

This weekend was a perfect weekend to get a new batch of sauerkraut going, especially since I recently recycled this beautiful 84 oz jar from a local restaurant. I had 2 heads of cabbage to shred and although the last time I made kraut I used 2 quart-sized mason jars, I wanted to do one

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Book Review: The Family Garden Plan

The Family Garden Plan: Grow a Year’s Worth of Sustainable and Healthy Food by Melissa K. Norris My rating: 5 of 5 stars I just finished reading The Family Garden Plan and all I can say is thank you! Melissa K. Norris has taken every gardening concept I have ever questioned and put them into

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What is Homesteading?

This blog has been a long time coming. Over the past few weeks, as the web site came together, I have been thinking of how to start here, with you. I have so much I want to share, so much to talk about, but I just couldn’t find which topic would be the best to

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