Preserving · Recipes

Canning Boozy Huckleberries

Our land has been generous to us this summer - in giving red and evergreen huckleberries to forage. Gathering 6 cups worth is a lot of effort to say the least, so I wanted my project to be worthy of the time I invested. And there is nothing quite like infusing wild berries into a… Continue reading Canning Boozy Huckleberries

Homesteading · Preserving · Recipes

Spiced Honey Apple Butter

In the Pacific Northwest the end of summer and September brings apple season. If you don't have trees, ask around. You'd be amazed how many people don't want their apples and will happily let you glean the trees for free. I had just picked a bunch of apples, off an ancient tree, that tend to… Continue reading Spiced Honey Apple Butter

Preserving · Recipes · Urban Homesteading

Grass Roots Meat Box Review and Making Beef Jerky

Grass Roots Meat Box is a monthly subscription box of grass-fed beef, pasture raised poultry and more. You pick what you like and need, and it comes shipped to you monthly. When we eat meat (and we don't eat a lot of it) I am picky with what we buy. However, it can be hard… Continue reading Grass Roots Meat Box Review and Making Beef Jerky

Homesteading · Prepping · Preserving · Recipes

Pantry Staples: Instant Pot Dehydrated Vegetable Soup

Instant Pot dehydrated vegetable soup combines the simplicity of Instant Pot cooking with one of the best methods of pantry stocking. One of the easiest methods of preserving your garden's harvest is to dehydrate the produce. I often have our dehydrator running for days in summer, processing produce from our gardens or from good deals… Continue reading Pantry Staples: Instant Pot Dehydrated Vegetable Soup

Preserving · Wildcrafting

Creating A Living Winter Food Tree For The Animals

When our younger boys were preschool age, they attended a forest school, that was all outdoors. The first year we decorated the forest and made living winter food trees for the birds and squirrels that call the area home year-round. It's a really fun project for the long Thanksgiving weekend, when the children are bored… Continue reading Creating A Living Winter Food Tree For The Animals