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Tagged With: canning

Making Money on the Homestead – Cottage Laws

There are so many ways to make money on the homestead, which is great, because so many homesteaders are striving to be independent and off the grid, not tied down to the “rat race” in any way. One of the most common is through “Cottage Laws,” which enables the sales of homemade food goods. Cottage … Continue reading »

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10 Things I Stopped Buying From the Store

As homesteaders, the hubby and I share the goal of becoming more and more self-sufficient. The less we have to rely on the grocery store and the barge system bringing things from the Lower 48, the better. Over the past three years, our grocery store list has shrunk. Check out these 10 things I stopped … Continue reading »

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No Sugar Canned Pears

Fresh fruit in Alaska can get expensive, organic fruit even more so. So when Costco has cases of organic pears for less than $2.50 per pound, you buy a case and get to work on no sugar canned pears.   The hubby isn’t a big fruit person, so most of the fruit in our house … Continue reading »

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Cooking from Scratch is Scary

Cooking from scratch is scary, or at least I used to think so. I’ve often told the hubby that I married him because he can cook (he used to cook in restaurants.) I can bake. I’ve been baking since my early teens and my mom decided at that point I was the house baker (except … Continue reading »

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Low Sodium Crockpot Bone Broth

Bone broth. The new “super food” you’re hearing about everywhere. People are acting like it’s something never heard of before. Yet as I was putting my celery, carrots, onions, and beef bones into my Crockpot, I had flashbacks of my grandma using the same ingredients to make soup stock. Maybe she was just a genius … Continue reading »

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Canning Butternut Squash

I love butternut squash. Roast and eat with butter. Chop, boil, drain, eat with butter. Mash and eat with butter. Yum. (I may kinda have a thing for butter too…) This fall I came across several sales for organic butternut squash, so I loaded up. If you have a root cellar, squash will store for … Continue reading »

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No Sugar Canned Mandarin Oranges

Clementines, Cuties, Sweethearts, Mandarins… No matter what you call them, these little easy-peel, sweet, baby oranges are a tasty treat. I love this time of year when the stores are stocked with piles of them, just waiting to bring a sweet boost of vitamin C to our dark Alaskan winters. When I was given a … Continue reading »

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Homesteading Books Gift Guide

Whether you’re a homesteader or prepper, books are often essential. No or limited electricity? Need a fast reference about birthing a goat? Looking for a how to on knitting? Want to see how they did something in the old days? Find it all here in the Homesteading Books Gift Guide! Any of these would be … Continue reading »

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Strawberry Rhubarb Balsamic Jam

What do you do when you end up with a couple pounds of strawberries? Make jam of course! But you who know me, know I’d never do just plain ol’ strawberry jam. So I decided to try my hand at Strawberry Rhubarb Balsamic Jam. It turned out great!   Thanks to my Ball FreshTech Automatic … Continue reading »

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Canning Moose Meat

It been pretty busy around here lately. The hubby getting a bull moose during hunting season and processing 900 or so pounds of meat will do that. Between processing, hanging, cutting up roasts, grinding hamburger, etc, etc, we’ve been busy. Last processing job? Canning moose meat.   There’s moose pepperoni hanging and drying in the … Continue reading »

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