I hate throwing things out that I KNOW can be used for something else! I also hate when I make a plant marker and after being doused in water the name eventually washes off. What I do love is crafting! So when I had a pile of unusable canning lids sitting around at seed starting […]
How to render your own wonderful lard at home! And plenty of health-conscious reasons why you should!
Refreshing, smooth, creamy almond milk. Making almond milk is a lot easier than you might imagine, and it tastes so much better than store-bought! With a balanced combination of protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats, almond milk is both satisfying and good for you. Did you know you can make almond milk in only four […]
I have tried many times to make Mason jar candles with beeswax—with tons of fails! I’ve experienced tunneling (when a “tunnel” of wax melts, wasting a lot along the sides of the glass), wicks not burning right (getting put out after only a little while), or wicks not burning at all (not even being able […]
We “made-do” with a partial kitchen for 11-12 years. This was used for each canning season, holiday, and daily meal. Finally, after such a time, we were able to finish the kitchen. Just those words “finish the kitchen” seem melodious to me. The long time wait makes them ever more appreciated. We did the install […]
One of the best things about the suburbs is easy access to places with pallets, which you can get for free or for just a few dollars. Here’s a great guide for how to pick a suitable pallet and to tell whether they are heat or chemically treated. Disassembling is quite easy, providing the raw […]