Homesteading

How To Salvage Your Husband’s Diesel Soaked Overalls

Let's say you have a husband who gets everything on his work overalls. EVERYTHING. Including the day he soaked himself in diesel not once, but twice, when the tractor decided to stop working midday due to a clogged filter, when the tractor was at an angle. He had to siphon it off twice, and the… Continue reading How To Salvage Your Husband’s Diesel Soaked Overalls

Prepping

Powering CPAP Machines In Power Outages

I don't shy from talking about using a CPAP machine. I was noticing over a few years that my sleep wasn't very good anymore, and that I was waking up out of intense nightmares where I felt as if I was choking, my heart racing in fear. Suffice to say a simple sleep study confirmed… Continue reading Powering CPAP Machines In Power Outages

Gardening · Homesteading

January On The Farm

January crept by, but it kept me busy. Unlike most of Western Washington where it rained every day, in the Olympic Rainshadow on the south end of Whidbey Island, we stayed drier and had plenty of days with sunshine. And we had so many spectacular sunsets over the Olympic Mountains. But I won't lie...January is… Continue reading January On The Farm

Recipes

Double Chocolate Muffins (Gluten-Free)

I played with a few recipes recently and came up with these double chocolate chip muffins. They are gluten-free and were accidentally vegan (meaning I wasn't setting out for them to be that way...but hey, win-win). Double Chocolate Muffins Ingredients: 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder ½… Continue reading Double Chocolate Muffins (Gluten-Free)

Homesteading · Prepping · Preserving

The Forgotten Area of Prepping: Mason Jar Lids

A few years back I was patting myself on the back for my canning abilities (and who doesn't?) until my husband pointed out a truth I had overlooked. If you are a prepper, or even a well rounded homesteader, you are a preserver by nature. You might have a pantry, closet or even cellar full… Continue reading The Forgotten Area of Prepping: Mason Jar Lids