Category: Preparedness

SELF-RELIANCE / PREPAREDNESS GIFT IDEAS

There are lots of ideas for gifts to give family or friends who are “into” Emergency Preparedness or Self-Reliance. For those that aren’t but you wish would be more prepared, giving a gift of this nature can encourage someone to take more steps to… Continue Reading “SELF-RELIANCE / PREPAREDNESS GIFT IDEAS”

ORDER! ORDER ON THE SHELF!

This weekend we added three of the shelves from the shelving unit purchased last week to an existing shelving unit, converting it from a 5-shelf unit to an 8-shelf unit. This is going to work so much better. As you can see, the sweet… Continue Reading “ORDER! ORDER ON THE SHELF!”

THINGS I LEARNED – PART 1

Making applesauce is super easy. You peel, core, and slice some apples, cook them until they are soft, and mash them. Just like that, you have applesauce. As I processed applesauce this year, I tried some different techniques and tools than I’ve used in… Continue Reading “THINGS I LEARNED – PART 1”

LAST HURRAH?

I haven’t been in the Three Sisters Garden for two or more weeks. In fact, I’ve been completely ignoring it. The corn was done. The squash had powdery mildew. Bugs had destroyed the sunflowers. It was so overgrown, I had to shove my way… Continue Reading “LAST HURRAH?”

CANNING HAMBURGER

My favorite thing to can is chicken. My second favorite meat to can is hamburger. Both are super easy to do and a great way to put shelf-stable meat in your pantry. Recently, I cooked up four pounds of hamburger. For the inquiring mind,… Continue Reading “CANNING HAMBURGER”

CANNING THE BEANS

As you’ll recall, when I went to the farmer’s market last Saturday, I brought home a mess of green beans. It has been a busy, and tiring, week so I only got to them today. I was concerned that they were past their prime… Continue Reading “CANNING THE BEANS”

STINKY!

One of the several food-related projects I did this past weekend was to fill the dehydrator. I loaded 1-3/4 trays with tomatoes and finished the second tray with gypsy peppers (sweet). I didn’t get much of a harvest from the gypsy peppers. Two trays… Continue Reading “STINKY!”

FARMERS MARKET FUN

Saturday, I went back to my favorite farmers market of all time. The Piedmont Triad Farmers Market is one of four farmers markets run by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. You’d think, considering it has a government connection, that it would be a… Continue Reading “FARMERS MARKET FUN”

STILL AT IT

I am finally getting some oomph back and have managed to get some small things done after work each day this week. For example, tonight I finished roasting pumpkin seeds and also sliced zucchini to make chips in the dehydrator. Roasted pumpkin seeds are… Continue Reading “STILL AT IT”

HICCUPS

Sorry I’ve not been around. I’ve had a couple of life hiccups the past week. Of all things, a summer cold took me down hard. I’m grateful to be on the mend now. The last food preservation project I did before getting sick was… Continue Reading “HICCUPS”