6 Reasons Your Tomatoes Aren’t Ripening

Tomatoes are my arch nemesis. I work hard each year to plant enough tomato plants to provide the right amount of tomatoes I need for canning. Without fail, something goes wrong. Sometimes, my tomatoes don’t turn red. One day, blight infected my tomatoes. It’s always something. For me, I like to find the answer toRead more

Canning Healthy Chicken Broth: Simple Instructions

*This ad contains affiliate links that come at no extra costs for you. Chicken broth has dozens of nutritional benefits. Instead of purchasing cartons and cans from the store, learn how to can chicken broth at home! We often make batches of chicken broth for soups. I try to make homemade chicken and dumplings atRead more

Canning Green Beans: Raw Pack Method

We are in the middle of prime green bean season, where our plants are overflowing. Canning green beans allows you to put them up for casseroles and easy side dishes later in the year. Canning green beans is different than canning jams and jellies. You will need a pressure canner; a water bath canner cannotRead more

7 Dangerous Canning Mistakes You Are Making

*This post contains affiliate links that come at no additional cost for you. Each day, I see articles floating around encouraging dangerous canning mistakes that could cause someone to get sick. If you happen to make one of these mistakes, you might regret it. Canning is fun and exciting. There is something so refreshing andRead more

Creating Your Successful Suburban Homestead Dream

Homesteading in the suburbs can feel like an impossible feat. You have dreams of living off the land, raising your own meat, and being self-sufficient. How is doing any of this possible when your neighbors are close? I understand; I felt this way for a long time too. When we purchased our house on aRead more

Step-by-Step Guide: Freeze Fresh Cabbage Heads

For a long time, I avoided growing cabbage because I felt like I couldn’t use it fast enough. We love stuffed cabbage rolls and cabbage roll soup, but we can’t eat a whole garden of cabbage in a few weeks! Sauerkraut isn’t a family favorite. Then, one day I learned that you can freeze freshRead more