We have a 70 day growing season here–and if we’re lucky, we get to use about 60 of them. I’ve learned to be super careful about what I plant and where I plant it. Thankfully, there are ways to extend your growing season wherever you live. Do you use any of these methods to give […]
The perennial beds sometimes get a little neglected on the homestead in the wake of all the harvesting and preserving. Here’s how to put all your bulb beds to sleep for the winter in one morning.
So you’ve been freezing green beans since you can remember. But now you’re ready to try them in the pressure canner. Want to see a tutorial? Here’s how I pressure can beans (raw pack method) every year. I’ve included plenty of pictures for you along with a chart for altitude adjustment.
One of our favorite side (or main) dishes during the pear harvest. This may be the best tasting stuffing you’ve ever had. Made with fresh ingredients from the garden and a small contribution from your yearly meat harvest. If you have seasonings in the cupboard, you won’t need a trip to the store for this […]
Did you know you can freeze peppers? Yes! But what is the best practice? Do you cut? Dice? Slice? Do peppers need to be blanched first? How long do they last in the freezer? Here’s everything you need to know right here.
The best resource to the new forager is hands-down an expert from the area who goes with you to tell you what’s safe, what’s not, and how to prepare your loot. Few of us have this resource. For the rest of us, it can be intimidating to know where to start. Here are my three […]