Regrowing Store Bought Vegetables And Herbs

Here is a list of vegetables and herbs that you can regrow in your garden. Ginger – Break apart ginger into desired pieces.  Sow them and water.  In about a month you should see them starting to come up. Green Onions – Cut the bottom of the green onion to about 1/2 an inch with […]

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Preserving Culinary Herbs With Salt

Here are two methods of preserving culinary herbs using salt.  For basil this way of preservation keeps the flavor better than dehydrating them. Pick the basil when it is fresh and bright green. Ingredients: Fresh herb such as basil Kosher Salt or salt with no additives (you can use Himalayan sea salt) Method 1: You […]

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Canning Raw Meat

It is good to have meat stored in different ways other than just the freezer.  Another way of storing meat is through pressure canning.  If there is a power outage and you are not on solar this a great way to keep your meat from rotting.  It may also give you a sense of comfort […]

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Solar Generator Comparison

The article I wrote about saving money on your electrical bill got me thinking more about solar.  I have noticed that one of the most popular generators is currently out of stock.  This was the Kodiak.  So I started looking around for others and found this great comparison chart.  Here is a link to the […]

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How Many Quails Does It Take

If you are thinking of breeding quail, here are a few things to know.  Breeder quails should have 1 square foot per bird in their cage.  For a grow out pen you could have about 3 birds per square foot. Quail hens start to lay eggs between 6 to 8 weeks. It takes about 3 […]

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Preserving Fresh Eggs Over The Winter

In the winter time, chickens naturally slow down their egg production.  If you have a lot of left over eggs and would like to preserve them for baking and cooking during the winter, then this is a good way to preserve them.  This method is called Water Glassing.  You will need Hydrated lime or Pickling […]

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Saving Hundreds on Electricity

There are so many ways that we can save money on our electric bill.  Here are a few tips. Don’t put your refrigerator so cold. Keep your washing machine set to cold water and only do full loads. Hang dry your clothes Use day light when possible. Use a toaster oven when possible instead of […]

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Victory Gardens of The 1940s

While researching farm layouts, I stumbled across something that I never new existed.  Have you ever heard of a Victory Garden or a War Garden?  During WWI and WWII the United States encouraged Victory Gardens in their homes and at local parks to help increase food production.  20 million gardens produced 8 million tons of […]

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Stevia – Growing A Natural Sweetener

Stevia is a plant that you can grow in your garden and turn into a natural sweetener for your homestead.  Stevia is a good sweetener for those with type 2 Diabetes.  It can increase insulin production and stabilize blood sugar levels.  To learn more about Stevia as a sugar substitute for Diabetics, go to “The […]

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