Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Putting In An Orchard

When Kirk and I bought the house last spring, one thing we liked was the potential for long-term trees that could produce. In other words, an orchard. Growing up there always seemed to be old, neglected fruit trees littering the properties my family called home, and I wanted that for the boys to enjoy. But… Continue reading Putting In An Orchard

Homesteading · Prepping · Preserving · Recipes · Urban Homesteading

Dried Pears

Pears are very easy, although messier than say apples, to dry. As soon as they ripen (the color of ripeness does depend on the variety), wash the pears, then peel a few at a time. Fill a large mixing bowl with the juice of one lemon (strained of seeds) and 6 to 8 cups of water. Quarter the… Continue reading Dried Pears