Perhaps no other plant gets a worse rap than the dandelion, cursed vehemently by landscaper and homeowner alike, the dandy of all weeds. Perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at this golden beauty and her secrets, just what have you been missing.
Spring has sprung, or at least begun too! The field and lawns are turning that lush green and on a sunny day you can fairly see the blades stretch to the sun. And then what should appear, a bright yellow shaggy dot, no not one dot but hundreds no maybe make that thousands. Ugh the dreaded dandy of all, the infamous, dandelion. What’s so terrible, truly a field of dandelion is a cheery vision to behold, brilliant yellow dotting the carpet of green a pretty sight to behold yes?
Oh right, so long as it’s not your lawn. Continue reading Dandelion The Dandy of All→
Here comes Peter Cotton Tail! Well not exactly as that perception could way lay some from taking part in a live food storage project available to nearly everyone. Whether you live in an urban area or the country raising rabbits is doable. Not only doable but a real boon for the pantry and self-sufficiency.
We often hear the term rabbit and we think of Peter Cotton Tail or some other cute furry creature scampering about, but rarely do we think about the incredible food source the rabbit is. What we also don’t think about is the incredible ease in which one can get started raising their own meat source. The cost per animal is minimal in comparison to the yield per pound of meat, food costs again are minimal and you can actually raise your own fodder. (Fodder for those not in the know yet is basically course feed for livestock the whole plant including stems, leaves and stalks). Continue reading Rabbit Meat & Hostile Hare!→
This episode of “Foraging For Life” we will look a few more resources nature has to offer in the way of medicinal plants and herbs. There are several plants and herbs that are in natures medicine cabinet that can help us when no other resources are available. We will talk about a few of these and the necessary procedures required to put them to use. Some of these plant require little or no preparation at all and can be as good or better for you than what comes off the shelf at your local pharmacy. For those that are hungry I’m sure we will have a few nutritious and filling ideas that may just wet your appetite.
Just hear those sleigh bells jinglin’ ring ting tinglin too! Come on and join the girls for another episode of the Homestead Honey Hour. The holidays are upon us and there is no better time of year to take advantage of great buys on all sorts of ingredients to stow away in your food storage than right now. Some people may scoff at some of us who choose to store what would be considered luxury items such as chocolate chips, nut meats, brown sugar, canned pumpkin, sweet potatoes and evaporated or condensed milk. However, these ingredients are used year round, not just at the holidays to make special treats. Most of them are nutritious, delicious and add an important part to your food storage, not to mention the ability to avoid appetite fatigue! So lets all talk about what to buy, the best way to buy and the best way to store some of these yummy and important items for the holidays and for everyday!
Join us open mic Tuesday on Preparing for Life’s Storms. So what’s the best and least expensive way to stock your food storage pantry? Want to know that what you’re feeding your family is nutritious and not full of chemicals? “CANNING”! BexarPrepper has over 30 years canning experience and she will answer your questions about water bath and pressure canning. Once you begin canning you’ll never want to stop and your pantry will grow. Whether you’ve been canning a long time or are just beginning, Listen to this show in player below for a fun filled experience.