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THE Natural Way to Finally Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles.  They come every year to destroy all of my beautiful fruit trees and garden, especially the roses.  I hate them, I'll bet you do as well.  Let's talk about "THE Natural Way to Finally Get Rid of Japanese Beetles ". The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, made it's way to the United States around 1916.  Currently, Japanese beetles are established from Maine to Georgia and every other state east of the Mississippi River.  The beetles are now being seen in parts of Kansas and are thought to be moving westward. Did you know that a Japanese Beetle will fly up to...

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13 Fast Growing Vegetables for Summer

13 Fastest Growing Vegetables at Home for Summer

Summer is such a great time to enjoy all of your favorite vegetables! Short on time, though? Need something quick and easy to grow?  Check out "13 Fastest Growing Vegetables at Home for Summer"! As our food-grid shows itself to be more unstable than anyone really wants to come to terms with, it's wise to start growing some of your own food at home! Increase your food security with these 13 fast growing vegetables, you can start harvesting in no time! 1. Radishes Radishes are one of the fastest growing and most versatile vegetable to incorporate into any meal! Although I love...

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12 Ways to Start Homesteading in the Suburbs

How to Homestead in the Suburbs

  Homesteading in the suburbs?  Yes, it can be done!  I lived and homesteaded in a suburban neighborhood for 15+ years and I have a lot to share with you today about "How to Homestead in the Suburbs"!   1. Install Rainwater Barrels Being in control of your water is an important part of homesteading in the suburbs! Capturing your own rainwater is so easy to do!  Rather than pay high water bills, you can capture your own water from the sky! Rainwater barrels and downspout adaptors are readily available and simple to install.  Rainwater can be used for watering your garden or animals, flushing...

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Make Your Own Potato Grow Bag

Make Your Own Potato Grow Bag

Springtime means gardening and what's a garden without potatoes?  If you love fresh potatoes from the garden but don't care for all the digging involved, I've got your answer...let's take a look at "Make Your Own Potato Grow Bag"! Potatoes are a staple at our house!  We absolutely love potatoes and all of the wonderful ways they can be prepared!  Potatoes are also very nutritious, containing vitamins B6, C, potassium and fiber! Maybe you've grown potatoes in the past but got frustrated with all the digging, especially at harvest time.  Introducing, the Potato Grow Bag! Growing potatoes in bags is so easy! ...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Food Security

10 Ways to Improve Food Security for Your Family

There is little doubt that most Americans need to improve their family's food security, but just how is that done?  Let's take a look at some practical ways you can make sure your family always has enough food! Here's "10 Ways to Improve Food Security for Your Family"! For the last two years here in the states, we have seen unprecedented shortfalls in our food supply. In 2019, known as the year of NoPlant19, we saw record rain fall/flooding in the "Bread basket" states, disallowing farmers to be able to plant in the Spring.  Seeds that needed to be in the...

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How to Bake from Scratch: Quick Breads

How to Bake from Scratch: Quick Breads

Learning how to bake from scratch will be one of the most valuable skills you'll ever learn!  Making your own quick breads is not only economical, more nutritious and a lot of fun!  Let's do this! I'm going to teach you, step-by-step, how to make Banana Bread, Cranberry Bread and Pumpkin Bread. All of these quick breads taste great and will likely be eaten up before you know it!  At least, that's the case in my home. Quick breads are wonderful for breakfast, lunch boxes, afternoon snacks, new mom gifts and dinner additions!  Raising a large family, I've used quick breads to...

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How to Can Hamburger for Quick Meals

How to Can Hamburger for Quick Meals

Ever get tired of expensive, mediocre, canned meat at the store?  Want to take control the quality of the canned meat you eat? Can your own!  It's simple to do and it's a great way to boost your pantry! Let's take a look at my tutorial "How to Can Hamburger for Quick Meals". Typically, I can meat in the late fall/winter.  That's because our beef is usually ready, from the farmer, at that time of year. This year, we're raising our own beef!  Yay! However, it's April, my beef freezer is getting low and our beef won't be ready to process until...

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Frugal Canning: Does Home Canning Really Save Money?

Frugal Canning: Does Canning Food Really Save You Money?

Canning and preserving food are skills that have been around for ages. But does canning food really save you money? The answer is yes...and no. Confused? Let's dig into this with "Frugal Canning: Does Canning Food Really Save You Money?" Long before what we know as "grocery stores" existed (Piggly Wiggly opened the first grocery store in 1916!), families were responsible for their own food supply. Folks grew large gardens every year, not as a hobby, but as a matter of survival! Every member of the family helped to maintain the garden, to insure the best harvest possible. Livestock such as chickens,...

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how to grow an easy container garden

How to Start an Easy Vegetable Container Garden

How would you like to grow an amazing vegetable garden this year?  Without a yard?  Yep!  Without gardening experience?  Yep, yep!  Whether you live in an apartment, suburb or aren't able to dig in your backyard, I am going to teach you "How to Start an Easy Vegetable Container Garden"! So, exactly what does that look like?  How does one start a vegetable garden from scratch?  What if you can't keep a house plant alive? I've been there...seriously. But if you're willing to learn and do a little work, you can absolutely have a successful garden this year!  The experience you get...

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