Category Archives: frugal

Preparing Dandelion Flowers for future use

Dandelion flower are lovely to use in a number of ways. You can add them to honey to make Dandelion honey. You can add them to butter. You can add them to dough and make cakes with them or mini … Continue reading

Posted in 100 mile diet, 31 Day Self Reliance Challange, Food Production and Recipes, frugal | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Flock and Scrub Spruce

We took down three Scrub Spruce that had grown up in the wrong place and needed to be removed. They were cut down and hauled down to the big barn to be thrown in the pens for the goats and … Continue reading

Posted in Critters, frugal | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

3 Ways to Recycle your Egg Shells

This lovely sight greeted me this morning, Dear Hubby had washed the eggs and he had color coded them. Just adorable to find this waiting for me when I got up 🙂 With the flush of eggs that comes in … Continue reading

Posted in Chickens, frugal, gardens | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Red Grape Pie

Red Grape Pie came about because its yummy and those grapes needed to be used up. You see somehow huge awesome seeded grapes came into the house.. and there they sat.. because opps seeded. So they were not getting eaten … Continue reading

Posted in frugal, pie dough | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Snow Cream Recipe

We had company come yesterday for a quick but lovely visit and I made Snow Cream for the three of us as our dessert. It was the first time my guest and as it turns out my mother had every … Continue reading

Posted in frugal | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Rendering Lard- Pasture Raised Heritage Pork Fat

My computer binged and it was a friend of mine.. would you like a couple bags of Freshly done but now frozen of Pasture raised heritage organic pork fat. I was like ok, two bags, maybe three? Well her one … Continue reading

Posted in 100 mile diet, Critters, Food Storage, frugal, odd bits, Pigs, Pork | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Dried Red Current Pulp for Tea’s and Baking

The color and flavour on this years Red currents are outstanding.. I do love the Steam Juicer but I can not waste the pulp left over.. Thankfully my big nine tray dryer is on the job..  its a bit of … Continue reading

Posted in 100 mile diet, Food Storage, frugal, Garden, Garden harvest | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Seed Starting -Baggy Method -Step by Step -The Set up.

Now you can use this Seed Starting Method for two things.. A) you can test your seed germination rate for a small sampling of home saved seeds or bought seeds or older seeds or gifted seeds.. its always a good … Continue reading

Posted in frugal, Garden, seed saving | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Elderberry Shrub Recipe

The first of a number of Shrubs for the Food in Jar Challenge.. Elderberry Shrub 8 0z of Elderberry Syrup (made with cooked elderberry juice and sugar at 1 to 1 ratio) 2 oz of Apple Cider Vinager 2 oz … Continue reading

Posted in Food in jars, frugal, Garden | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Lets talk about the farm’s Sugar use in 2016

So in 2016, we used a grand total of 126 pounds of sugar for coffee, tea, baking, canning and so forth.. My records show that approx. 76 pounds went into canning or curing items. Now it gets really trick at … Continue reading

Posted in Food Storage, frugal | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments