How to Grow Strawberries in a Container

How to Grow Strawberries in a Container

Who doesn't love fresh strawberries in the Spring?  Ever wish you could grow your own?  Container gardening to the rescue!  Let me show you how to grow strawberries in a container! Strawberries represent that Springtime has arrived! Not only are strawberries delicious, but they supply Vitamin C, manganese,  folate, potassium and high levels of antioxidants. And don't forget about how fabulous strawberries are in pies, cakes, jams, jellies, smoothies and just raw! So, let's get to growing some strawberries in a container!     Are There Different Kinds of Strawberries? Strawberries come in two varieties: June-bearing - As the name indicates, these berries bear fruit in June.   June-bearing...

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How to make eco friendly cleaning products

How to Make Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Frugal people share at least one thing in common.  They know "How to Make Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products"! You see, frugal people truly hate running to the store for one random item that they might have just run out of. Frugal people also dislike unexpected expenses and overpriced items. This is why prudent folks know all about the magic of cheap, eco-friendly, everyday household items, like vinegar, baking soda, borax, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol and Dawn dish soap to clean their homes with! I am convinced, from spending decades inside of grocery stores and watching people in the checkout, that folks spend 15-20% of...

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How to be a modern homesteader

How to Be a Modern Homesteader

With all of modern benefits and technology of today, why would anyone want to go backwards in time to be a modern-day homesteader? Lots of folks would!  Today's world and the stress it brings would cause many people to ask themselves if it's all worth it.  Is there an alternative to the present-day lifestyle? Yes, there is! Let's talk about "How to Be a Modern Homesteader". The attraction and allure of modern homesteading is indisputable.   So many people dream of living out in the country one day, producing their own food and living from the land, all with different goals in...

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How to Dry Broccoli with a Dehydrator

How to Dry Broccoli Using a Dehydrator

Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables to grow...and eat!  While freezing is the standard way to preserve broccoli, why not make it shelf-stable by dehydrating it?  Yep, it can be done!  Let me show you "How to Dry Broccoli Using a Dehydrator"! I can hardly wait to harvest my broccoli every year!  I never feel as though I grow enough of it! Broccoli is such a nutritional powerhouse! I've always been allergic to cow's milk, albeit raw, cultured, whatever.  I cannot drink it in any form. Rather than supplement my diet with calcium capsules, I've made a point over the years to...

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easy fall cookie recipes

Easy Fall Cookie Recipes

As the colors of the leaves start to change and the days begin to get shorter, I get the urge to bake!  I'll bet you do as well!  Check out these "Easy Fall Cookie Recipes" and start baking! Don't you just LOVE the colors of fall?  You'll see the best of autumn's colors in these easy fall cookie recipes!  Make them with your children, use in lunchboxes and for after-school snacks! Look at these "Maple Brown Sugar Cookies" with icing from Sally's Baking Addiction!  These fall cookies are chewy and soft in the center, but crisp around the edges.  I love...

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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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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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