Harvest Time the right time to Preserve!
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Now that we’ve reached the Fall season, we’ve reached the time to harvest & preserve foods for the coming winter… or at least that’s what people have done from the dawn of time. Today, normal folk now count on the nearby convenience store or the Big Box Store, whenever they run out of Extra Continue reading Harvest Time the right time to Preserve!→
Learn how to properly preserve your medicinal herbs on this week’s episode of Herbal Prepper Live. Just like food storage, your herbs can be preserved and stored for later use. But, if you don’t choose the right preservation method for the right herb and store it the right way, they will lose potency. Or worse, just like Continue reading Preserve your medicinal herbs the right way!→
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This week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Don have Ann with ”A Farm Girl in the Making” Ann is discussing homesteading and canning. A true rebel canner she will teach us about this crazy canning community, and educate us on “Rebel” canning as well. We believe that canning is a big part of homesteading and prepping. Knowing how to preserve your food without the need for power is a skill we should all have. Continue reading Canning with Farm Girl→
This is what I do for storing ingredients for baking. First I buy a bag of wheat and preserve it in gallon size containers. This will provide you with top rate whole wheat flour. You will also want to store soft white wheat if you want some good pastry flour (it is still whole wheat, just a different variety of wheat). You already have a wheat grinder of course, right? That comes right after a cook stove in my opinion. There is an old saying that calls bread the “staff of life” because it is a very basic food that supports life. You can find some form of bread in virtually every society. Continue reading Baking using Stored Foods→
This week I’m going to discuss gardening from a bit of a different perspective. There is no shortage of information out there about garden placement for maximum sun, or how to double dig your vegetable plot. You can even find more than you could possibly read about maximizing yield with companion planting, square foot gardening, vertical or container gardening, raised beds, well, you get the idea, the list goes on. Continue reading Planting for Storage!→
There are many out there that are preserving their own foods or are just starting and are on their way to learning the ends and outs of long term food storage. There is a lot to learn along the way and like any other endeavor you enter into it takes a lot of research and practice to get it all down and get it right. Processing food is a skill, that for many is handed down from generation to generation but it is also a skill that must be mastered. A mistake in re-hydrating, dehydrating, or canning food can be dangerous to those that you love as well as yourself.
I am always receiving questions asking about the different techniques, the right and proper tools to use as well as tips, tricks and the best methods to get the desired results in food preparation for short term and long term storage. The questions are many, varied, and without the right answers you can find yourself wasting a lot of time and money as well as putting yourself and those that you love in danger.
On this episode of Preparing for Life’s Storms I will be answering those questions. Questions like; How much water do I use? Does it need to be boiling or just hot or can I use cold water? How much dehydrated corn does it take to make a cup of corn? The list is long but without the right answers the results can be disastrous. So join us and listen in to have these and any other questions you may have answered. If you already process your own food or are just getting started this is a show you will not want to miss.
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This first airing of “Foraging for Life” will cover how to identify what region you live in and what types of foraging is available. Where to find identification materials that are suited to your lifestyle and why that is important. Learning the seasons of different edibles and looking for places to “treasure hunt” within your area. Being safe while gathering and foraging etiquette.
We hear it all around us, “Times are tough, prices are outrageous, everything is going up except my wages…” Would you like to learn how to gather food from the wild for free? Have you ever asked yourself, ” If I got lost in the deep woods without provisions, how would I survive?” The senses can be trained to pick up on things that most walk past. Foraging, gathering, gleaning; whatever you care to call it, can be a life saving skill. I sometimes refer to it as treasure hunting! I have at times set out to find a particular food, weather it be berries or fungi, and came home with wild medicinal herbs, pine pitch or cones. I’m amazed at the vast array and abundance that our planet provides for us naturally…we just have to learn to read her labels of identification. Wouldn’t you love to know how to preserve for later use that which you have just gleaned from nature? I have lots of wonderful tips and procedures, recipes and tricks of the trade to help you find a wealth of useful skills to keep your treasures stable for later use. I invite you to join me in Foraging For Life to discuss and share the skills and knowledge of gathering wild edibles. Not only will we expand our ability to identify and use that which nature supplies, but we will also strengthen our sense of self-reliance by shedding some light on the practice of foraging. I gladly welcome any of your experiences and knowledge, please feel free to come check out the show and share them with me. Hope to see you there!
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The Homestead Honey Hour, Noreen (Atticus9799) was your hostess. The topic of conversation was: Canning 101! So many people seem to have so many questions. Every week the Honey’s get asked lots of questions about canning. What’s the difference between pressure canning and water bath canning? I don’t have a pressure canner, can I can my chicken in a water bath? How long do you need to process meats for? Can I make jam without pectin? What is pectin? What is the difference between jam, jelly and preserve? The number of questions can make your head spin. Some of the information is so important that if you don’t know the answers, you can actually hurt yourself or your family. Canning is an important life skill, not just for preppers, but for everyone who aspires to give their families healthier foods. So make sure to Listen in below as many of these questions were answered. Go to home page archived shows