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Being prepared for when times are tough -- or a full-on recession -- is an exercise in self-reliant living. If times get really tough, knowing how to survive and provide for ourselves is crucial. Learning some essential life skills now can make unexpected rough times easier to manage. #preparedness #survival #homestead via @Attainable Sustainable
Sprouting lentils is easy to do at home. It's a perfect winter garden project and a way to add nutrients to your meals. It's much less expensive to grow your own at home, too. #budget #growfood
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How to Grow the Best Cucumbers in Your Backyard
Fresh cucumbers add a fresh, light flavor to salads, but they’re also a great addition to smoothies. And of course, they’re the main ingredient in a variety of pickle recipes. Here’s what you need to know about growing pickling cucumbers or cukes for fresh eating, from temperature requirements to cucumber watering.
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Blueberry Jam Recipe for Canning
This blueberry jam recipe for canning is a flavorful way to preserve fresh blueberries while they’re in season. Fill your pantry with jars of this delicious blueberry jam with ginger. Spread it on toast for a taste of summertime all year round!
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Put Down the Poisons! Try Organic Pest Control Instead.
Organic pest control doesn’t have to mean fruits and veggies riddled with worms. Here’s how to use organic pest control methods to keep your vegetable garden thriving without pest damage — and without poison.
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How to Make Granola: Honey Granola Recipe That Won't Break the Bank
This homemade almond granola recipe is a delicious alternative to boxed cereal. The vanilla maple flavors of this crispy granola make it a great alternative to boxed breakfast cereal — it’s so much less expensive! Or sprinkle some on a bowl of yogurt for a higher protein breakfast.
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Drying Green Onions - 2 Ways
Whether you’re buying bunches of green onions at the store or harvesting them from the garden, drying green onions is a great way to preserve them.
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What to Grow in a Survival Garden
If you’re like most gardeners, you pack your growing space to full capacity: Tomatoes, lettuce, peas, beets, carrots, and cabbage are common garden crops. But planning a survival garden — one that will sustain your family in times of need — requires a bit more consideration.
There are so many small things that can collectively make a difference in our footprint on the earth. Will you try to add one or more of these to your list of green living changes to tackle? Eco Conscious, Helpful Hints, Household, Homesteading Skills, Homesteading, Eco, Homestead, Care
Eco Conscious Habits that are Easy to Do: 66 Ways to Make a Difference
There are so many small things that can collectively make a difference in our footprint on the earth. Will you try to add one or more of these to your list of green living changes to tackle?
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How to Make Blueberry Juice
When fresh blueberries are plentiful, it’s your chance to indulge in some delicious homemade blueberry juice. Enjoy it over ice or as an ingredient in a summertime cocktail. This is also how you'd extract juice for making blueberry jelly!
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Growing Okra in the Home Garden - Attainable Sustainable®
Home gardeners are in for a surprise the first time they plant and grow okra: the flowers look like beautiful hollyhock blooms. Growing okra in the vegetable garden nets fruit that is delicious baked or pickled!
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Seasoning Cast Iron Pans for a Natural Non-Stick Surface
Cast iron cookware is some of the most iconic kitchen equipment on a small homestead. Here’s what you need to know about seasoning cast iron pans, cooking with them, and cleaning them properly.
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Growing Parsnips
Growing parsnips as a cool-weather garden crop is a sweet and delicious way to harvest some veggies during the fall and sometimes winter seasons. Parsnips are a tasty and versatile vegetable that are wonderful roasted, mashed, added to soups and stews, or eaten raw in salads. You’ll love having these delicious, creamy, carrot-like veggies growing right in your home garden!
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How to Grow Pumpkins
Growing pumpkins in your garden provides a delightful harvest that can be used to carve jack-o-lanterns or to put a harvest on the table. It’s a staple crop that can last well into the winter with little effort.
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Single Use Plastic: 20+ Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste
As recycling plastic becomes more and more difficult, we need to figure out how to reduce the amount of plastic that comes into our homes. Take some of these ideas to heart!
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The Frugal Foodie's Guide to Chicken Stock
At the intersection of frugality and flavor is perfect chicken stock. For a budget friendly (dare I say FREE?) stock, use leftover bones and vegetables. Or use the same method with a whole roasted chicken to make BROTH. Just as tasty, but less frugal.
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How to Grow Rhubarb – the Plant that Keeps on Giving
Growing rhubarb in the home garden offers an annual harvest from a pretty, somewhat tropical-looking perennial. Plant some now and it will produce for years. Decades, even!