Tag Archives: Homesteading

31 Day Self Reliance Challange Week Three Overview

  Week Three Overview How did we get to week three already! Crazy how fast the time this month is flying by.. We finally got rain, and we really needed it. I got to try out our new small metal … Continue reading

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Spruce Tip Vinager

O yes, it’s that time of year again.. Spruce Tip season.. As I was mowing in the diamond garden, I looked at the spruce tree’s an saw that its spruce tip picking season and that the pollen is going to … Continue reading

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31 Day Self Reliance Challange Week Two Overview

  Week Two Overview Well, its been a very busy week on the farm, its spring.. is there any other kind 🙂 The weather has been outstanding in the sense of warm, sunny with a light breeze.. however we need … Continue reading

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31 Day Self Reliance Challange Week One Overview

  Week One Overview Well, its been a busy week here on the farm, we have been working on the house, the yard, the gardens. We had company come and visit the farm and we had the STORM. The weather … Continue reading

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31 Day Self Reliance Challange

Follow along as we share posts to help you: Save money and energy Raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy Grow fresh food in your own garden and orchard Cook healthy meals from scratch Hunt and fish to provide for … Continue reading

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No Buy Feb Update-Week 1

What a challenging start to No Buy Feb, It seems like every time I turn around, I am having to say no..  it got to the point that even my dear hubby had a bit of a bad day over … Continue reading

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Food in Jars Challange 2017- Salt perserving- Salmon with Nettle

In week two of my months long Food in Jars Challenge 2017 – Salt preserving Two lovely cuts of salmon were bought, thawed out and a bowl of salt-sugar at 50-50 in percent and a full cup of dried nettle greens … Continue reading

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Help on the farm

I got a interesting comment on one of my recent posts about the fact that I don’t appear to have much outside help on the farm.. She is not wrong.. In 12 years, we have hired and or bartered our own helping … Continue reading

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Winter arrived overnight!

The DH had taken Friday off so we had a three days weekend on the farm and we got busy..  you have seen some of the photos over the weekend.. Rabbit hutches got a re-work, new wire floors for some, new … Continue reading

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Canning Costs- Ways to make it just a bit cheaper..

Last year as I was processing food, and canning this and that.. my mother looked at me and said with a laugh in her voice (after not having been on the farm for eight plus years), Girl you have every … Continue reading

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