Rabbits are one of the more cold resistant backyard animals, but they still need a little extra care when it dips below freezing. Make sure your rabbits aren’t cold! Although I live in mild Portland, Oregon we usually get a few storms of icy and snowy weather in the winter. If you live in a […]
If you are living without a fridge, or with a very small fridge the number one easiest strategy for having safe food is to prepare fresh food and not to store leftovers. However, what should you do when you have an extra food from a big event such as a party, Thanksgiving or other holidays? […]
Learn how to render your own fat to reduce waste and eat whole foods.
We had laying hens for a bit before I wondered if it was possible to raise meat chickens and be more self-reliant, even though we live in the city. We experimented by raising a small batch of Cornish Cross. That first batch definitely had its good points and its bad points. All in all I […]
If you are interested in becoming more self reliant and living off grid, you will want solutions for preserving meat without a refrigerator or a freezer. One method is canning, but that can be energy intensive. Another great option for preserving meat is through making jerky. Jerky has limited uses though, so when I found […]
Homemade tortillas take a little bit of practice, but are so yummy and much healthier than anything you can buy in a store. Here’ is a simple homemade tortilla recipe for you.