Lori learned to oven can her dry goods to keep them safe from mice this winter, and in the process linked a young man with his great-grandfather.
This is an initial post introducing some of our local farmers and the great, creative ways they are promoting their farm products.
Iron pans are great for every thing on a farm, ranch or homestead.
An abnormal fear of accidentally poisoning people from home canning mistakes has kept me from trying to preserve my garden and farmers' market goodies. This season, I've decided to overcome my fears and test the waters.
M-C's newest post has some peach canning tips as well as a few questions for her readers.
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!
What better destination than farm and wine country!
Canning ketchup is easy and tastes a whole lot better than store-bought!
The seeds of my journey toward self-sufficiency were planted years ago when I visited Grandma and Grandpa on the farm.
Old, old canning jars and how they worked, or didn’t.
I canned apple pie filling using the apples from our 'urban foraging' expeditions.
Let me share with you the finer nuances of canning using recipes that have been handed through the generations.
Capture summer in a jar - make Spicy Tomato Jam.
Harvest time has arrived and, as I pick the last of the tomatoes, I have mixed feelings. One of the wonderful things about farming is the lessons you learn along the way.
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
An easy way to make beautiful and tasty pumpkin pickles.
Tomatillo salsa is unusual but delicious and easy to make. Tomatillos are easy to grow, too!
It's tomato picking time on our homestead. What better way to preserve the harvest than canned salsa?
Canning relish is very simple. You get to use up excess zucchini and the taste can't be beat!
Sometimes it's not about the success of what you're trying, but the fact you tried at all – and learned something from it.
It is always fun sharing a skill with grandchildren, such as food dehydration.
You never realize how much you already know about the self-sustaining lifestyle - until you start doing it on your own!
Rhubarb is a gift that keeps on giving!
Some of the varieties of free fruits available for the taking. All it takes is a little time, a little work, and some scouting of the area for what grows in your neck of the woods.
This blog is about handling “suprise” guests on your farm - something new to a city girl. It gives you a quick, simple and traditional recipe to have on hand for unexpected guests.