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Holiday Gifts, Odds and Ends!

Holiday Gifts, Odds and Ends!

Holiday Gifts, Odds and Ends chocolate-face-alamyI thought instead on one general theme, I would touch on several different things today. It’s fast approaching holiday time and it shows in all the markets. I enjoy baking for the holidays and giving holiday gifts of of food to people. This is a great thing to do and if you Continue reading Holiday Gifts, Odds and Ends!

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7 Comfort Foods You Need to Stockpile Right Now

7 Comfort Foods You Need to Stockpile Right Now!

Comfort Foods 5-bear-gryllsI’m just gonna go ahead and say it: comfort foods should not be stored for your own comfort only. They make excellent post-collapse bartering items. Most of them require no cooking, only a good storage place. The only thing you need to consider is the shelf life. In what follows, I’m going to give you 7 excellent items with great shelf-life as well as tips on how to store and cook them.

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Making Sugar and no Bees or Trees

Making Sugar and no Bees or Trees

Author: Stephanie Dayle

Sugar Beets Making SugarMaking Sugar Without Bees or Trees

It started like this.  In my quest for self-sufficiency, I wanted to have the ability to produce my own sugar if need be.  I planned on adding bees to the farmstead this last spring – but ‘we’ spent money on a new chainsaw instead.   My next thought was maple trees?  Not unless I could pay to put in a bunch of 10 year-old sugar maple tress, hope they all lived, then maybe in another 10-15 years I would have some young smallish trees I might be able to tap.  Stevia plants?  I found out, not only do they not grow in my zone, but I have noticed through watching my friend’s attempts that they are rather finicky to grow indoors and don’t like big shifts in temperature.  That wouldn’t work in our house with wood heat. Then I found my answer through my grandma. Continue reading Making Sugar and no Bees or Trees

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