Learn How to Make Your Own Dehydrated Potatoes

Learn How to Make Your Own Dehydrated Potatoes

In this article, you’ll learn how to dehydrate potatoes and use your dehydrated potatoes to make everyone’s favorite: potatoes au gratin! Although I’m not a big fan of box mixes, I have to admit that they are convenient. One of my favorite ones is the box that has the dried potatoes with the sauce packets. […]

How to Make A Quick and Easy Bee Watering Station!

How to Make A Quick and Easy Bee Watering Station!

You’ve heard of birdbaths but nobody ever thinks about a bee waterer for honeybees! Here is a simple way to make a DIY bee watering station. It’s been very dry in my part of the country lately. We’ve had fire and wind warnings out for a few days. While I can make sure that my […]

How to Build A Naturally Heated Outdoor Shower

How to Build A Naturally Heated Outdoor Shower

I think outdoor showers are a must on the farm and now that I finally own a home I am building a DIY outdoor shower on top of my goat shed! Spring Has Sprung! Yesterday was one of the first few nice days of spring. I spent the afternoon cleaning out the goat and chicken […]

Dehydrate Your Greens Into A Powdered Superfood

Dehydrate Your Greens Into A Powdered Superfood

Make your own healthy greens powder without purchasing the expensive stuff from the store. You can grow it, dehydrate it, and then powder it. As the new year approaches and I’m getting my traditional meals ready, I’m looking at my huge bundle of collard greens, thinking, why don’t they sell smaller amounts? Right?! I’ll use […]

The Deep Litter Method for Clean and Warm Animals

The Deep Litter Method for Clean and Warm Animals

The deep litter method for chicken coops uses multiple layers of organic bedding to insulate animals and oust the need for weekly cleanings. When I moved from Minnesota to North Carolina, I worried about my animals in the winter. I have chickens and goats. While it doesn’t get -20-30°f here, like in Minnesota, it does […]

Flying Dragon Citrus Also Known As Hardy Orange

Flying Dragon Citrus Also Known As Hardy Orange

The Flying Dragon Citrus tree, also known as Hardy Orange and scientifically as Poncirus Trifoliata is a cold-hardy deciduous citrus shrub. The first time I saw a Flying Dragon, or Hardy Orange, I was in awe. Here I was in Western North Carolina, and I was looking at an orange tree. Or lemon. I wasn’t […]

Cut And Come Again Lettuce and Other Fall Veggies

Cut And Come Again Lettuce and Other Fall Veggies

Cut and come again lettuce is popular but did you know this gardening method works for growing many other vegetables during fall and winter? The concept of planting a garden in the late summer for fall and early veggies isn’t new. But did you know that with a lot of plants, you don’t need to […]

How Long Eggs Last and How to Tell if They’re Fresh

How Long Eggs Last and How to Tell if They’re Fresh

How long do eggs last? Good question. Let’s talk about it and also see how to tell if they’re good, how to keep them fresh, and egg storage. I raise chickens, mostly for the eggs. I sell my eggs to friends, family, and also at a local farm market. People always ask me if they […]

My Grandma’s Famous Cinnamon Pickles Recipe

My Grandma’s Famous Cinnamon Pickles Recipe

We make cinnamon pickles from the garden cucumbers we let grow too big and turn yellow. You can also make them with the regular green kind. Every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas, my Grandma Viola would trot out these jars of cinnamon pickles. They were red, sweet, and sour at the same time and spicy. […]

4 Creative Ways to Use A Bumper Crop of Cucumbers

4 Creative Ways to Use A Bumper Crop of Cucumbers

Have an abundance of cucumbers and need some fresh ideas? These 4 creative cucumber uses will help you use up your bumper crop of cucumbers. This has been a great year for my cucumber patch! We started off a bit later than normal, but I seem to be picking cucumbers daily now. I have five […]