DIY: Easy Homemade Blackberry Jam Recipe

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DIY: Easy Homemade Blackberry Jam Recipe Ingredients: 5 Cups of Blackberries 7 Cups of Sugar 1 (1 3/4 ounce) pack of dry Pectin                                             Directions: 1) After carefully measuring out the blackberries, pour them […]

DIY: Curing Garlic

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This is the second part in a multi-part series on Garlic. Part one was about Harvesting Garlic. This part (part 2) is all about curing garlic. The third part will cover some different ways one can store garlic. Curing Garlic is even easier than harvesting it, but it does require a little patience.  The first […]

DIY: Making Pectin

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Pectin is a naturally occurring extract made by boiling apples. It is also the thing you add to jelly or jam to make it gel, otherwise you are just left with a fruity liquid. If you make your own jelly and jam then you probably go through a lot of pectin. If you are buying […]

Easy Homemade Apple Sauce Recipe

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My wife got me some apples from the local orchard so, I decided to make apple sauce in the crockpot.  It was really easy and I though I would share the recipe.  I actually have a really big crockpot and did double the ingredients below, but I figured not everyone would have that.  I was […]

New Affiliate: Safecastle Royal

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We are very pleased to announce a new affiliate, Safecastle Royal! Safecastle is an excellent resource for the modern homesteader, prepper and/or survivalist.  Not only do they have awesome deals on a large variety of long term storage food, but they also have shelters, trailers, solar panels, battery backups, knives, camping gear, emergency gear and […]

Mint Syrup

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One of my favorite plants to grow (probably because it is so easy) is Mint.  Many people curse mint, saying it takes over the garden and such.  Well, you can’t hate a plant for being successful. Personally, I enjoy not having to “work” for it.  The only stipulation is, one must find things to do […]

Canned Apple Pie Filling

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It’s been a while.  Work has been kicking my butt.  Hey though, that’s what living the American dream is all about.  And what is more American than apple pie, right?  I was lucky enough to be given about 40 green apples because the people with the tree just didn’t know what to do with them.  […]

Cardboard Can Organizer

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My buddy Spartan over at TSP led me to this website awesome website Food Storage Made Easy and their plans for a cardboard can rotating rack. I love projects that involve recycling cardboard so I had to give it a shot. I had a left over box from a pressure canner and it was easily enough to make two can organizers, each of which should hold at least ten cans.