Category: Self-Reliance

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”

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

BE THANKFUL, BE HAPPY

ANOTHER SURPRISE

My friend Holley made me a reversible table runner for my birthday! Isn’t it awesome?

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!”

CANCEL!

BRRR

After the hurricane, the Arctic blast. Hurricane Nicole merely brought rain and a bit of wind to this area. Reportedly, a tornado passed overhead, though it was polite and just kept going without visiting. While yesterday was quite nice, today was definitely coat weather,… Continue Reading “BRRR”

I MIGHT HAVE DONE A THING

So, I picked up something today. Yep, I’m the proud owner of 50 pounds of sweet potatoes! What am I going to do with so many sweet potatoes? Well, besides the occasional baked potato (topped with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon), apparently, I’m about… Continue Reading “I MIGHT HAVE DONE A THING”

THINGS I LEARNED – PART 2

Continuing my discussion about the new tools and techniques I used when I processed applesauce recently… PEELING The best new tool I tried while process applesauce came about after this year’s weeks of peach peeling. My hands hurt so much from peeling so many… Continue Reading “THINGS I LEARNED – PART 2”

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”