Erin Sheehan





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8/13/2014
We have zucchini coming out our ears! These delicious muffins help use some up.
3/26/2014
Three years ago we went from two cars to one. Being a one-car family has challenges but it's worth it.
5/30/2014
What says summer’s here more than a slice of mouth-wateringly good sweet/tart rhubarb pie? Try this easy recipe, you’ll be glad you did!
5/23/2014
Spring is the most precarious time of year for gardeners; we put our small seedlings out into the elements and hope for the best
4/9/2014
What better destination than farm and wine country!
6/12/2014
Canning jam is an easy way to get your feet wet if you are a beginning canner. They are practically foolproof and don't take long or require any experience. Best of all, they taste delicious!
5/7/2014
Making soap is fun and rewarding. A great rainy-day project!
1/22/2014
Butternuts are plentiful in our neighborhood. This year we stole a few from the squirrels for ourselves!
4/1/2014
There's nothing wrong with a little pampering now and again, so why not use your own garden harvest to make yourself look and feel better?
1/2/2014
Winter is our time to kick back and rest up from a busy growing season.
6/27/2014
Summer is the time for outdoor celebrations and family gatherings. The simplest ones can be the most fun!
3/6/2014
Pick up a copy of Walden (from the library, of course!) for a bit of frugal inspiration this week.
4/30/2014
A chance buy at a church rummage sale has turned into our gardening bible.
5/15/2014
Spring is planting season. As everything around us greens up, so does our garden as we slowly get our plants in.
3/21/2014
Some easy advice on starting seeds for beginners or any gardener!
1/7/2014
An old-fashioned date nut bread recipe.
2/20/2014
A kind gift prompted a reconfigured limoncello cake recipe.
2/27/2014
100-year-old Scarlet Runner Bean seeds from Grandpa will be part of our garden this year. It's almost seed-starting time for gardeners!
10/11/2013
The seeds of my journey toward self-sufficiency were planted years ago when I visited Grandma and Grandpa on the farm.
7/3/2014
We try to use the least harmful solution to get ride of garden pests and weeds. This easy-to-make weed killer really works!
7/18/2014
Hummus is a tasty and healthy treat. At this time of year it's great in a sandwich with garden-fresh tomatoes!
11/6/2013
The arrival of fall means time to sow our garlic crop on our urban homestead.
8/19/2014
A memory of longing for an ice cream cake as a child pushed me to finally try to make one, with much success!
9/4/2014
Canning ketchup is easy and tastes a whole lot better than store-bought!
10/23/2013
Roasted peppers taste great all winter and are easy to make.
11/25/2013
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
1/14/2014
Simple instructions for two versions of a sewn towel topper - an easy afternoon sewing project.
4/16/2014
We got our peas in over the weekend. Peas are easy and rewarding to grow - plant yours today!
10/30/2013
Grandma and Grandpa had a spring piped into the house, with the help of a neighbor we have resorted to other means.
7/24/2014
Basil is easy to grow even in small spaces. You can use your harvest to make this easy, delicious pesto!
10/16/2013
An easy way to make beautiful and tasty pumpkin pickles.
11/19/2013
We plant winter rye as fall comes to an end to help add "green manure" to our garden.
6/5/2014
Rhubarb pie, rhubarb jam and rhubarb muffins are all on the menu in our kitchen at this time of year. What better way to eat locally and get Vitamin C then by picking and eating your own rhubarb!
1/29/2014
Baking bread is not difficult, just time consuming, and very rewarding!
3/12/2014
Baking rolls is easy and fun. And they taste better than anything you will find in the store!
7/11/2014
Homemade pickles and relish are staples around our house, but growing cucumbers can be a real challenge.
2/12/2014
It's time to remember that 'frugal' is not a dirty word. Doing things for ourselves feels good and makes us less dependent on big companies to have a full life.
6/19/2014
Growing a delicious salad on your own front or back porch is easy. Once you've tried your own homegrown salad you'll never want any other!
2/5/2014
Our experiment at the local community garden was a great success last year - we just renewed our plot for 2014.
7/31/2014
I tried growing mustard with the idea of harvesting the seeds to make my own mustard. I wouldn't say it was a great success, but it was still fun!
8/7/2014
What tastes better than homegrown? Homegrown and FREE! There may be free food lurking in your own backyard if you take the time to look.
8/27/2014
It's tomato picking time on our homestead. What better way to preserve the harvest than canned salsa?
9/11/2014
Our pumpkin harvest was small this year, due to the plague of squash bugs.
4/23/2014
Making granola in the slow cooker is easy and it tastes great.


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