Category Archives: frugal

Freezer Paper and Reuseable Freezer Tubs

When it comes to meat the answer truly is easy.. use old fashioned brown waxed butcher paper.. The question? Avoiding single use plastic.. This includes the awesome and outstanding shrink rap bags as well as the ones that remove the … Continue reading

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Easter “flowers” for the Table

Easter is here and so many will be in the stores buying Easter lily’s (keep them away from your cats please,) and others will be buying hot-house raised flowers. While they are lovely, they are also costly, often have traveled … Continue reading

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Using Sand to help melt the snow around smaller fruit trees

We have spent the money on those lovely fruit whips or maybe we clipped starts for propagation or even in some cases started from seed and we have those little plants out in the cold northern winter. One of things … Continue reading

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Fried Cornbread for Breakfast

Are you looking for a filling hot breakfast? Wanting something different then pancakes or waffles? Have you considered Fried Cornbread, crisp brown bits with melted butter and a drizzle of real maple syrup! or your favorite jam..   This lovely … Continue reading

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Our Winter Fruit Needs..

We needed to head into town yesterday morning, as we needed to hit the hardware store and I do my best to tag team go to town trips. I will think ahead by days or the whole week, the whole … Continue reading

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How to make Salt Cured Lemons

Putting up a few Jar’s of Salt Cured Lemon’s is very easy to do.  I will show you step by step in three photos! Wash your lemon to remove any wax, rinse them well with cool water, trim the ends … Continue reading

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How to use the Baggy Method to Start Seeds

The Baggy Seed Starting Method is very easy to do and its very worth it! All home harvested seeds and older seeds should be given a germination test using this method NOW! in seed ordering season. I can not stress … Continue reading

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Feeding Back your Egg Shells to your Hens

The Hens are laying like mad at the moment. It feels like spring with the glut of older and pullet eggs coming in the house at the moment..   We are getting between 7 to 8 dozen a week at … Continue reading

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Canning Dark Brown Beans

It seemed like the perfect day to can up some dark spicy beans. I set a whole bag of navy beans to soaking last night, changing the water twice.  This morning into my big pot went the beans and my … Continue reading

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How to make your own Bird Feeder Suet Cakes!

How to make your own Bird Feeder Suet Cakes could not be easier It take a few minutes from start to finish and its a great little project to do the little people in your life and will give lots … Continue reading

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