How to Freeze Sweet Potatoes

How to Freeze Sweet Potatoes

Let's freeze them sweet potatoes shall we. We, aka my husband, harvested our purple sweet potatoes recently and we ended up with more than we expected. Unfortunately, we don't have a basement or a cellar that we can store these bad boys in so, I had to get creative. First thought was, let's can these beauties. Then I did some research and found that while canning sweet potatoes was definitely an option, the only real way to use them after they were canned would be to mash them up. Sweet potatoes are already a softer potato than let's say russets or red potatoes. And because we MUST can them in a pressure canner for a specific amount of time, which [...]

6 Herbal Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

6 Herbal Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

Herbal remedies for cold and flusIt seems like every year the cold and flu season gets more and more intense. And every year, you get the flu shot being shoved in your face harder and harder.Is anyone else tired of feeling like you have no control over this situation?I know I am.So, let's go over six herbal remedies to help us fight back with confidence and gain control over our own life. Shall we.I think first and foremost we shall discuss...Essential oils.These little bad boys are the foundation to all things in our house. We use them daily. When it comes to an ailment, it's no doubt that they are the first thing that pops in our heads as a [...]

How to Harvest Lemongrass

How to Harvest Lemongrass

  Ahhh lemongrass, how you smell so fresh and lively. If you have never experienced lemongrass, I highly suggest you run right out and find yourself some and take a big fat inhale. You will immediately feel ten pounds lighter in energy. Lemongrass has this incredibly clean, bright uplifting smell that can change your mood from crappy to dancing on roof tops within seconds. Seriously. Let's talk about growing and harvesting lemongrass shall we. Growing Lemongrass Lemongrass, Cymbopogon Citrates, is incredibly easy to grow. It is a sub tropical plant, so it thrives in full sun and in warmer climates. If you can't find yourself some already established plants, you can head on over to the grocery store (usually specialty stores) [...]

Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats

  Well homemade dog treats is kind of misleading. These dog treats are made out of chicken feet. Wait, let me correct that, they ARE chicken feet. Just dehydrated. Should I change the title of the post? I mean, they are homemade and they are the perfect treat for dogs. Ah F it. Homemade dog treats it is. If y'all didn't read the last post about our chickens, take a gander. We unfortunately had to get rid of our chickens sooner than expected. These ladies were our first major step towards our homesteading journey and our intention was to love them, allow them to be chickens and then they would provide us with food at the end of their production. [...]

We Are Being Forced To….

We Are Being Forced To….

....Get rid of our chickens. This past week has been a series of unfortunate misunderstandings that has resulted in us having to get rid of our chickens. It all started with our neighbors dogs and ended in someone reporting our chickens to our HOA. Even though we cleared up the unfortunate misunderstandings there is no turning back for our chickens. No matter how much we step it up and go out of our comfort zone to connect with people and let them know who we really are, the end result will stay the same. Our chickens have to go. We knew this day could come. But after two years and no one ever being bothered, we thought we would be [...]