Homesteading · Prepping

The Kitchen, The Dining Table and Why It Matters

A few years ago, just before the pandemic started, I sat on the board of a nonprofit that runs a local farmers market. It was usually pretty boring (which isn't a bad thing), approving things and helping develop plans. A group applied to have a "non-profit" table, which some we did approve. Usually they would… Continue reading The Kitchen, The Dining Table and Why It Matters

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

3 Weeks Of The AeroGarden Farm 24XL

As I enter the 4th week of our first run of our AeroGarden Farm 24XL it's interesting watch how fast the plants do grow. Especially if you don't mess up and cannot figure out why the lights didn't turn on. I am all for being transparent that sometimes I am clueless. After we got the… Continue reading 3 Weeks Of The AeroGarden Farm 24XL

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Food Security: It Is Everything

Between inflation and supply chain issues that seem to have no end, eating well these past 3 years has become harder. Even if you can afford the food, simply finding what you want has become so much harder. When we look at prices, sigh, and keep moving, that isn't a good thing. Especially if it… Continue reading Food Security: It Is Everything

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

February Garden Task and Seeds To Start

January slips by fast, and once you see February looming, you know it is time to start planning again. Overall, I don’t plant much in January, my push is come February. I start some seeds this month (though I have learned to hold back the majority until March). We live in grow zone 8b, which… Continue reading February Garden Task and Seeds To Start

Preserving · Recipes

Instant Pot Apple-Pearsauce

Instant Pot Apple-Pearsauce Ingredients: 3 pounds apples 3 pounds pears 1 cup water ¼ cup bottled lemon juice 2 tsp ground cinnamon sweetener (see recipe) Directions: Wash, dry off and peel, then quarter and core apples, and then chop up. Add the apples, water, and cinnamon to the Instant Pot. Put on cover and seal… Continue reading Instant Pot Apple-Pearsauce