Easy Canned Rhubarb Jam

If you or one of your neighbors has extra rhubarb this year, give this recipe a try. It’s easy and delicious!

Pass It On

You never realize how much you already know about the self-sustaining lifestyle - until you start doing it on your own!

Keep On Trying

Sometimes it's not about the success of what you're trying, but the fact you tried at all – and learned something from it.

Canned Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo salsa is unusual but delicious and easy to make. Tomatillos are easy to grow, too!

Fall: When Hope Turns To Thanks

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.

Easy Canned Zucchini Relish

Canning relish is very simple. You get to use up excess zucchini and the taste can't be beat!

Can Your Own Ketchup

Canning ketchup is easy and tastes a whole lot better than store-bought!

Canning Salsa

It's tomato picking time on our homestead. What better way to preserve the harvest than canned salsa?

Pimento Dip: The Caviar of the South

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.

How to Can Rhubarb Jam

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!

100 Years of Mice

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.

Canned Apple Pie Filling

I canned apple pie filling using the apples from our 'urban foraging' expeditions.

Free Is Always Good

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.

Grandma and Grandpa's Farm

The seeds of my journey toward self-sufficiency were planted years ago when I visited Grandma and Grandpa on the farm.

Taking the Plunge into Water Bath Canning

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.

Peaches and Questions

M-C's newest post has some peach canning tips as well as a few questions for her readers.

Aunt Wilma’s Dill Pickles

Let me share with you the finer nuances of canning using recipes that have been handed through the generations.