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 [...]

Incredibly Easy DIY Fruit Roll Ups

Incredibly Easy DIY Fruit Roll Ups

Kombucha Style.So, you have made a crap ton of kombucha and now you have found yourself with a crap ton of SCOBYs.  Don't you worry homie, I've got a fun super easy solution to this "problem." If we can even call it a problem because I mean, come on, SCOBYs are your friend. We want them around but not a crap ton, right?! Am I right! Today we are making some fruit roll ups, Kombucha style. This is a perfect way to put all those SCOBYs to work, all the while putting a smile on your kid's face. Or yours, I am not here to judge.Y'all ready to make some deliciousness?What y'all need:2 cups Kombucha SCOBY1 cup Kombucha tea3 cups organic [...]

Preserving Purple Pole Beans

Preserving Purple Pole Beans

The time finally came. We canned our beautiful purple pole beans y'all. And they came out perfect. Purple pole beans are so much fun to grow. They are these perfect little beans that are the most gorgeous shade of purple. Give them an upright fence to grow on and boom son, no huge planter space taken up. This year, we planted them along this old ladder we had just sitting on the side of the house. We plopped the ladder in the middle of the garden and planted seeds that we harvested last year and we couldn't believe how happy these little plants were. This whole gardening thing is pretty incredible. Especially when you have the pleasure of utilizing your [...]

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. [...]

Strawberry Jam Yo!

Strawberry Jam Yo!

Wanna can some jam? It was 93 degrees today with a humidity of 84%, sounds like a perfect day to stand barefoot in the kitchen over a hot stove and make some jam. Don't you think? I mean, when really is a good time to can. No matter what, you are going to be dripping sweat so, I say F it..... Can it up yo! I love canning food. It is just so empowering to take a delicious piece of food, homegrown or from the farmers market and preserve it at its finest. But canning to many can be super intimidating. When really, it's not. Today we will can up some delicious strawberry jam. Now, back in the day rule [...]