Homesteading · Prepping

Prepping: Flushing Toilets In Power Outages

The dreaded power outage. We get those a few times a year on average, living rural, on an island. For one, our power is carried over not one, but TWO islands, on extremely tall poles, that sweep across the water. A good wind storm, like we had Tuesday night this week, can take out the… Continue reading Prepping: Flushing Toilets In Power Outages

Homesteading · Prepping

Overlooked Pantry Items For Prepping

I was chatting with a friend recently about their prepping plans for pantry stocking. It brought up a few items that are often overlooked, but are not expensive. Some of these items you might recognize sold out during the early pandemic months and were out of stock for months in stores. Each item listed has… Continue reading Overlooked Pantry Items For Prepping

Recipes

Sour Cream and Vanilla Bread

Not a sweet bread, but neither is it savory. The vanilla comes through as an essence, and pairs well slathered with butter. Pairs well as sandwich bread or served with a thick soup. Sour Cream and Vanilla Bread Ingredients: ½ cup water 1/3 cup sour cream, room temperature 1 large egg, room temperature 1 Tbsp… Continue reading Sour Cream and Vanilla Bread

Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Modern Homesteading

One of the things I have noticed many times over the years is the concept of "homesteading". What pops into people's minds is quaint hill folk living far off the grid, in a deep valley, on 100 acres. Where the wood fire never goes out, and they work from before dawn to sunset, dealing with… Continue reading Modern Homesteading

Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Homesteading: Letting Chickens Rest Over The Winter

The argument over letting chickens rest in winter goes back to the invention of electricity and lightbulbs. I don't have a lot of experience with chickens, just a year here and when I was young, I will be up front with this, but I do have a deep belief in paying attention to Mother Nature.… Continue reading Homesteading: Letting Chickens Rest Over The Winter