In the spring, there is an abundance of eggs. Here is a great tutorial on how to use sodium silicate or pickling lime to preserve eggs for the winter.
What to do with all these walking onions? Here is a great recipe for pickling them!
We work hard to be self sufficient, whether it be in the building of a home, our gardens, canning and food preservation and the list goes on and on….this is a great way to proudly display your way of life!
These are my skeps which I am hesitant to use for beekeeping. My research led me to this very helpful article: https://www.keepingbackyardbees.com/keeping-bees-in-skeps-my-continuing-journey-in-straw/
If anyone has used skeps in beekeeping, we’d love to hear from you!
We sell the lavender sachets that you pop in the dryer or put in your pet bed. Lavender repels ticks! Reusable pack of 3 sachets. Custom orders taken. 3/$10
(My 2016 harvest of winter squash and sugar pumpkins)
This can be frustrating but once you learn the 4 families of squash related veggies, and only pick one from each family, you should be all set.
An excellent reference is: https://agrowinggarden.com/blog/what-types-of-squash-cross-pollinate/
Another excellent reference for saving your own seeds is: https://www.seedsavers.org/how-to-save-seeds
We know the benefits of eating fermented foods (https://draxe.com/fermented-foods/) but how do you make a small batch? We like sauerkraut and kimchi but don’t need to make a lot so this fermenting kit is just the ticket! It has the 4 air locks, 4 sturdy white screw-on lids for wide mouth mason jars, 4 silicone gaskets, 4 grommets, 1 (2-sided) instruction/recipe sheet. All components are BPA-Free. Does not include the glass quarts.
Plant a fruit tree guild: a ring of plants under the fruit tree drip-line and rain will drop onto these plants preventing a splash back onto the apples which in turn would create scabbing on the apples. See: https://www.tenthacrefarm.com/2017/07/how-to-build-a-fruit-tree-guild/ (photo courtesy of tenth acre farm)
We have read both of these and couldn’t put them down! We Took To The Woods : “In her early thirties, Louise Dickinson Rich took to the woods of Maine with her husband. They found their livelihood and raised a family in the remote backcountry settlement of Middle Dam, in the Rangeley area” of Maine.
The other book, is My Life in the Maine Woods: A Game Warden’s Wife in the Allagash. It tells about Annette Jackson’s North Woods experiences during the 1930s when she, her husband, and their children lived in a small cabin on the shore of Umsaskis Lake.