My first timing canning was a success!! My other half brought home two buckets of pears picked from a customers tree that they did not want! I am the so lucky!! I have been wanting to can anything for a long time. I have had the jars and the know how but i guess the time just want right! As soon as i got done canning i wanted to open them up right away to taste how they came out. But i will wait a while. I cant wait until i get some more pears to can. I feel so accomplished. Like a little squirrel hiding food for the winter for its family!. It is a must try! Thank you to the family who didn’t want the pears! And thank you for reading my little blog! Love and light. SOILBELL:))
Source: TheHealthRanger October 24, 2016
Lately I have been inspired by Pascal Bauder’s cookbook The New Wildcrafted Cuisine and can’t quit yapping on about it. Most recently I found myself trying to apply his eye to sunflowers. They are a common weed in my area, and so useful to the birds and so pretty in bloom that I can hardly […]
We have been very lucky here to host Isa from Brazil who taught us and our PDC students how to make basic laundry-type soap from used cooking oil. Used oil (cooking oil) is not easily disposable. You can compost it with lots of wood chips. I suppose you can give it to your chooks in […]
Because we are homesteaders, we are always looking for: 1. Ways to Preserve Food and 2. Meal Time Savers! Here is a how to properly freeze your fruit and vegetables for use during the winter and when you are just to busy to do all that prep work. Freezer Friendly Fruit Prepare, peel and slice […] […]
Oregano is the best herb in my herbal arsenal. It works very well. I use it for my livestock by planting it in our pasture so that the animals can self-medicate and oregano essential oil in their w… Source: Oregano Essential Oil
Originally posted on Yummiest Foods: lanzhou beef noodle soup / the woks of life
Originally posted on Valley Vegetarian: This Indian-inspired recipe is great as a dressing for grain-based salads or as a marinade. It is both vegan and gluten-free. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon fennel seeds ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt and…
I built this grass hut up on a ridge. It’s roughly parallel with the tiled hut and wattle and daub hut that are a couple of hundred meters away down in a valley. I built it on a ridge to get away from mosquitoes in wet weather. This project took 7 days to make. […]
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So someone called the health department and made a complaint that i was being eco friendly!!! So here they come and knock on my door and tell me that i have to get a sewer system put in place to dispose of my grey water!! I kindly informed them that i compost my kitchen waste and use the water on my trees and garden and they said that i am the one percent and there are no laws in my area that cover people that care about the land, only for those who wish to destroy it!!. They now say i have to spend a crazy amount of money on permits and sewer system that i do not have! What is a person to do when they truly want to care for there land and they are told they are not allowed to!
Thank you for your time!! Soil bell!