We recently (finally) purchased a stove for the new house and I am thrilled to be able to cook and bake normally again. The only catch is it’s propane and not electric. We chose it on purpose and I don’t have any problems with cooking on propane but canning was a whole new game. I […]
You probably don’t realize just how many seeds you actually eat. It might not have occurred to you that when you are eating chili, those kidney beans are actually seeds! The seeds we eat span across almost all types of vegetative categories. Legumes, grains, nuts, and even flower seeds are all something most people enjoy.
Some of the things people believe are true can be pretty funny: Like thinking you can’t be a homesteader unless you own a lot of land, or that if you want to live a more self sufficient life, you must be a hermit and hate people. Myths about gardening can get just as convoluted and […]
If you’ve followed my page for long, you know that Mister Dreamer and I love to go camping and we make several weekend trips each summer. This year, we are going to take a full, week long camping trip. There are some big differences not only in supplies, but also in mentality, when it comes […]
I couldn’t believe it when I first saw it: Making pizza while camping?! In a Dutch Oven? It’s true!I made a pizza on a dutch oven lid this last weekend with Mr. Dreamer and have pictures to prove it! This set up has changed how we use our cast iron while camping and has opened […]
Thousands of people dream of going off the grid, living in some idyllic cabin in the woods by streams, oceanfront, or nestled in the mountains. It makes for a lovely picture but the reality of preparing to go off grid requires considerable research, forethought, planning, and organization. Of course, to go ‘off grid’ means different […]