While canning jellies and jams are one of my favorite activities, it is important to understand how to do so correctly. There are a lot of misunderstandings about what is safe for canning. Today, we are going to look at why acidity matters for canning. The Role of Acidity in Canning I get a lotRead more
*This post contains affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Our family LOVES biscuits. I’m sure that my kids consider biscuits a separate food group. If I make biscuits for breakfast, lunch or dinner, they disappear off of the table before anything else. Buttermilk biscuits just happen to be a huge favorite, above allRead more
As your zucchini plant grows, you’ll notice lovely orange and yellow flowers. These flowers are essential to produce the fruits you desire. For years, I had NO idea that each flower has a specific gender! Zucchini flowers are either male or female. You might think this information is useless, but you’d be wrong. Pollination isRead more
It’s July, and my green beans plants are exploding. We left for three days to spend time at a cabin near our favorite lake. In that short period, my plants blossomed. I came home to an entire harvest ready for picking. I love this time of year! Green beans are one of our favorite vegetablesRead more
My husband and I are huge fans of brussel sprouts. We frequently make them as a side dish for dinners throughout the week. While our kids may not love brussel sprouts as much as we do, they are an essential part of our garden. The first year that I grew brussel sprouts, I was confused.Read more
When the homesteading whim hits you, there is a chance you won’t be in the prime location for it. Perhaps you are stuck in an apartment in a large city. Or, you might live in the country but are lacking the financial means to create a homestead. That’s ok! You can practice homesteading skills ANYWHERE.Read more
Even though it just turned summer (officially), it is time to think about a fall garden! To have a great fall garden, you have to start planning right now. The first step is to think about vegetables for a fall garden. There are quite a few that grow well. Before you make your selection, youRead more
Are you looking for ways to make money on a small homestead? You might think that, since you only have a few acres of land, there is no way to make a profit. You are wrong! There are so many ways to make money on a homestead, no matter the size! Those of us withRead more
Are you intimidated by canning but really want to make your own strawberry jam? This is the recipe to try!
Do you want to maximize your harvest with one simple practice? Succession planting is the key.