Building a homestead is not for the faint of heart. If you really desire to take your self reliance up a notch, you’re going to have to put a lot of resources into food preservation and storage. A root cellar becomes your best friend. Hiring someone to build it for you? Expensive. Building your own […]
Follow these easy tips to get your potatoes to last all winter and even into the spring!
Have you ever stopped to think what people did long before refrigeration? I’ve already touched the subject on how to live without refrigeration, but have you ever really stopped and thought what life would be like without it? Well, one way was with the help of root cellars. The great news is that they are […]
Okay, I think it is official, I’m addicted to canning. As I watch the root cellar fill up (I’ve started filling a whole new shelf!), I just want to can absolutely everything. We have so much, but somehow it just isn’t enough. This is the third post in a series, be sure to check out […]
We’re two months into canning season and the shelves are filling up! So far, our cucumbers have been our biggest garden harvests, bringing in over 20 lbs a day. Although we’ve barely been able to keep up, canning several days a week, we’ve canned over 100 quarts of pickles between me and Jordan. We’ve also […]
Root vegetables are an important garden crop, not only because they are nutritious, but also because they can help maximize your growing area by giving you two crops for the space of one. Let’s take a look at the various benefits of root crops and which ones to grow based on your needs.