Archive of ‘In the Home’ category

~Gleanings from September~

| Broiler Chickens, In the Barnyard, In the Garden, In the Home, In the Kitchen, links, natural health and beauty

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For the garden… Sewn Seed Packets… adorable and frugal… this could make a nice first sewing project for a young lady too I’m thinking.  (Note: I can’t find the original article on the website.)   Honeybee Garden… since I’ve given myself permission to encourage pollinators and since there isn’t much of that built into the […] Read more…

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~In Over My Head~

| In the Home, natural remedies

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As I added the latest two books that came in a shipment today to my nightstand, I realized that I’m in over my head. I know that the dark winter days are when we like to get our reading done, knowing that  the business of the warmer months fail to provide that luxury, but this is […] Read more…

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~2012 Homestead Yields & Cost Analysis~

| 2012 vegetable garden, Broiler Chickens, Cattle, Chickens, cost analysis, dairy, food preservation, homestead management, In the Barnyard, In the Garden, In the Home, our homestead

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Well it’s that time of year again.  The time when I get a cold shock of reality and look back at all the records I kept, determining the profitability (or lack thereof) of all the time and money invested into raising our own food.  As I look over the numbers and see where we’ve made […] Read more…

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~Weeks 50-52~

| Cattle, In the Home, just a photo, Pigs, winter

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The last few weeks I’ve been reminded why I decided to pick up this challenge last year… it’s dark this time of year.  Awfully dark. And when it’s dark, I’ve little desire to pick up my camera and try to get a clear image.  But I pushed through and here is a sampling of what […] Read more…

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~Week 49~

| food preservation, In the Home, just a photo

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12/2- I never did can tomatoes this year. There are bags and bags in the freezer. I love freezing them first because so much of the liquid is extracted that way and they are simple to peel without frying off your flesh. A couple days before I want sauce, I put the frozen tomatoes in a colander […] Read more…

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