Egg Storage

Egg Storage

      Dear Neighbor, While most of the neighborhood has an egg deficit, it seems my chicks are first cranking up; short days, cold weather, and all. The girls are not so much late bloomers as they were born late in the season, thus the flurry of...
One Turkey, Many Meals

One Turkey, Many Meals

  Dear Neighbor, Thanksgiving week, I buy several whole turkeys and pop them in the freezer for a future butchering bee. At $ .59 a pound, it is the cheapest meat you will buy. With one turkey you can get about 6 meals out of it, depending on your family size....

Cooking Under Pressure

Since publishing this, a new appliance has revolutionized the cooking world.  I only leave this article up for history’s sake. I need to write about it but am so busy USING it! The Instant Pot has totally changed my kitchen. The first link is for the Instant Pot...

Reusing Plastic Bottle Tops

Dear Neighbor, A friend of mine sent me an email and I wanted to share this amazing way to reuse bottle tops. I don’t know where it comes from so I cannot give proper credit but the idea was too great to keep under wraps. Thank you to my dear friend Gerry for...
Making Salsa With A Victorio Food Strainer

Making Salsa With A Victorio Food Strainer

Dear Neighbor, Here, in the south, abandoned gardens can often be found by late July and August. The owners, stricken by heat, lack of energy and apparently worn out to the bone, can’t give the TLC required to keep their gardens growing and just let them go....
Long Term Egg Storage

Long Term Egg Storage

Dear Neighbor, Spring on the homestead is a great time for chickens; they are all perky and laying like crazy.  Soon the eggs pile up and I just kind of stare at them all, wondering what to do with them. The dogs love an egg surplus. So does their fur!...