Most of us are familiar with chamomile as a tea option along with peppermint, black and green tea. Chamomile has many more uses though from helping teething toddler and their distressed mothers to be an herb that is useful for skin ailments along with digestive troubles. Check out this blog post on the many ways […]
This super simple strawberry jam recipe is the perfect place for a beginning canner to start. Three simple ingredients (no pectin), 10 minutes cooking, and 10 minutes processing in a hot water bath equals capturing the most delicious taste of summer for months to come!
Ever wondered what are the best plants to start with if you are a new gardener? Well, there are some plants that are very easy to grow. Raspberries are easy to grow, and can produce prolifically in the right circumstances. Here’s how to grow raspberries, and the best part is, you don’t even have to […]
Is your rural home blessed with a barn? A barn conversion could allow you to make better use of this building. It could become an extra living space for yourself – or it could be a space to rent out to others for profit! Here are just a few ways in which you can use […]
It is easy to rely on the land around you to grow food and help sustain your family in a rural area. However, a sudden move to the city, especially in a small apartment or rental can cause you to look for urban alternatives for your homesteading methods.
Adjusting the processing time of your canning recipe based on your elevation or altitude sounds scary and is enough to make a beginning canner back up her canning jars and stick to freezer jam. Adjusting for altitude is actually very simple, and this post will explain exactly how to make the time adjustments so you […]