DIY: Cleaning and Storing Garlic

This is the last and long overdue part in a multi-part series on garlic and elephant garlic. After letting your garlic cure for at least 2 weeks, you need to clean it and get it ready to store. The process is the same for elephant garlic as it is for regular garlic.

Cleaning:

For this [...]

Interview on The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann

Recently, I had the pleasure of being interviewed on The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann.  Scott and I have known each other for a couple years now thanks The Survival Podcast Forum. For those unfamiliar with Permaculture, I have included the Wiki definition and link below.

From Wikipedia: Permaculture is a branch of [...]

DIY: Curing Garlic

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 [...]

Homestead Photo Update 5-24

Well, it is that time again. I’m long overdue for a photo update of the homestead. Things are looking good, the weather has been perfect for gardening this year.

 

The catnip I am growing has proved successful as evidenced by my roommate’s cat Vader feeding on it below.

 

 

 

 

 

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Easy Chicken Gumbo Recipe

One day I was going through my pantry trying to come up with an idea for dinner and decided to see what I could make based just on my long term storage food.  I didn’t use any specific recipe, but rather just added things that I thought would go good together. The result was a [...]

Shading Lettuce

I noticed that some of my plants in my dedicated lettuce bed were starting to go to seed and wanted to see if I could prevent the others from doing so and prolong my harvest. So, decided to take some window screen I got off Freecycle and turn it into a makeshift shade-cloth.  I just [...]

Mean Green Recipe 2

I got into Juicing after seeing the movie, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” with Joe Cross and seeing him and others lose hundreds of pounds combined.  It was amazing to see all of these people go through major transformations in their lives, including getting rid of various illnesses,  all just by juicing raw foods. If [...]

Homestead Picture Update 4-12

We had a bad cold snap last night, but luckily it seems most of my plants made it out just fine. I think it has been about two weeks since I did an update though so, I figured it was long overdue. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Some of you may remember the Square [...]

Homestead Picture Update 3-28

Recently, I have been absent a lot from the website, for which I apologize. However, that does not mean I haven’t been busy. In fact, quite the contrary, I have been extremely busy!  Those that follow me on Facebook are aware of most of my reasons for being absent.

The weekend before last I was [...]

Homestead Update 3-14

Time for a quick photo update…

 

From left to right: Beefsteak Tomatoes, Early Jalapeno Peppers and Burbank Tomatoes all ready to be thinned out and then out to the garden before long

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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