“I explained that I wanted to start a garden, but I didn’t know where to even begin. All I had was a big yard, ready and waiting. They both told me that really I should have had it “turned over” by now, meaning tilled up and rows ready. I guess it’s good to let it sit exposed to the weather for a few months before you plant in it. Immediately I felt behind on my project.”
“I don’t know about you, but increasingly I am finding that my thoughts are leading me into more of a survival mode. Ever since the stock market plunged this past September, I have become obsessed with the possibility of another Great Depression.”
No cooking, juicing, mashing, or squeezing! The absolute EASIEST way to make home made grape juice.
Two simple tricks to keep milk fresh longer!
Here are two methods for canning whole kernel corn.
“This is the recipe that we use in my house, and we love it! It’s much cheaper than store bought, and very good.”
Ready for some EXTREME money saving advice? It’s being referred to as “the family cloth”. Would you go so far as to use washable toilet paper?
“Making your own baby wipes will save you big $$ through the years!”
“Mrs. Clint shared with us a little more about the corn frolic. Not only were they going to be picking the corn, but they were also going to be grinding it to make cornmeal. She showed me three different types of corn grinders that they would be using, all from different eras.”
An old fashioned corn frolic social gathering. Shucking corn and fellowshipping with friends.
Saving money on diapers, and tips on how and where to buy them.
Reuse cereal bags for separating foods you want to freeze, such as pancakes, waffles, etc. You may never have to buy waxed paper again!
“It’s Apple Pickin’ Time, and last weekend I had my first experience picking apples. My good friend, Mrs. Addy, called me Saturday, and told me that they were picking apples and invited me to come join in. I was so excited! Me and Jada jumped in the van and went to meet them…”
If you just can’t buy organic produce, here’s a super cheap and effective way to clean pesticide residues and bacteria from your fruits and veggies before consuming them.
“I was pleasantly surprised that both kids AND hubby loved it! This is a keeper in my home for sure. A cheap crown pleaser, my kind of meal!”
More homesteading tips and advice from my friend over at Butterberry Farm.