Category Archives: frugal

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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No Buy Feb 2017 – My Sixth Year..

Its amazing to me that we have been doing No Buy Feb for Six years now.. What is No Buy Feb? It all started years ago as a way for folks to reach two main goals a) do a home and … Continue reading

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Overdone.. Waste Not

This was the sauce.. half a cup of mustard, 1/4th cup of marmalade,  1 soy sauce, half a tsp of keen hot dry mustard and half a tsp of black pepper.  So yummy..  it was put over a mix of … Continue reading

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Hay Costs Winter 2016-2017

For those that where reading my blog though-out 2016, you know that we had a major local drought.. not a little drought.. but a zone 3 bright red drought in my area with level 2 drought around us.. up and … Continue reading

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Garden-Budget Plans 2017

Normally, I have a thousand dollar yearly budget for my garden-farm, this budget includes, seeds, tubers, plants, bushes, tree’s, tools and garden related training classes, seminars Most years I am under budget by a hundred to several hundred but not … Continue reading

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Golden Needles Harvesting

or in common terms, picking and drying lots and lots! of unopenned Day Lily flowers. Ah, the common, humble daylily that most of us call, tigerlily’s or Ditch Lily’s are so wonderful to have in the kitchen, the little root … Continue reading

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