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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe If there’s one thing I look forward to at Thanksgiving, its homemade pumpkin pie.  A slice of pumpkin pie topped with a huge serving of whipped cream.  Today’s recipe is my absolute favorite recipe for homemade pumpkin pie.  Just one taste […]

Seed Saving – Quick tips for saving seed

Seed Saving – Quick tips for saving seed

One of the best things you can do for your garden – is to save your own seed.  This is one of the oldest and most beneficial things to learn how to do.  Ever wonder “where did a Cherokee Purple tomato came from?” or what […]

Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling Recipe

Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling Recipe

Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling Recipe Apple desserts are classic comfort foods, and many of them are made with Apple Pie Filling. Just thinking about apple pie conjures up the memories of going to grandma’s house, and the times spent with family this time of […]

Slow Cooker Fried Apples Recipe

Slow Cooker Fried Apples Recipe

Slow Cooker Fried Apples Recipe It is November and we’re coming up on Thanksgiving fast!  This one of my favorite times of the year! And while I love spending time with family and cooking a big meal, I don’t always love slaving away all day […]

How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees

How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees

How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees What’s the most important to the survival of your fruit trees?  For me in Texas, it is definitely – water!  Here in Texas we have absolutely brutal summers with highs reaching the triple digits regularly.  It can […]

Essential Oils – 3 Methods to use Essential Oils

Essential Oils – 3 Methods to use Essential Oils

When you find something that works – you want to use it.  That is the way we feel about Essential Oils in our home.  We first tried them out about a year ago and had some immediate success.  We implemented a healthy lifestyle and starting […]

Essential Oils – What are Essential Oils and why to use them

Essential Oils – What are Essential Oils and why to use them

What are Essential Oils Essential oils are plant extracts that are aromatic. These oils help the plant regulate growth and metabolism, builds the plant’s immune system and wards off viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites and inserts.  Like plants, these essential oils can help our body function […]

Best animals for your homestead

Best animals for your homestead

Best Animals for your homestead If one of your goals is self-sufficiency (or close to it) and you’re not a vegan, you’ll need a source of milk, eggs, and possibly meat. Even if you are a vegan, keeping animals on your homestead can provide you […]

How to plant an apple tree in your garden

How to plant an apple tree in your garden

How to plant an apple tree in your garden Apple trees are adaptable to a wide variety of soil types and growing conditions. Like most fruit trees, growing apple trees successfully requires a commitment to regular care and maintenance. But once apple trees are established […]

Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake Recipe

Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake Recipe

Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake Recipe Everybody loves caramel, right?  I mean, who wouldn’t?  I absolutely love caramel! Caramel everything.  It can’t get any better – or can it?  If you haven’t had a dessert with salted caramel, then you are missing out.  The salted […]

How to pick the best apple at the market

How to pick the best apple at the market

How to pick the best apple at the market Grocery shopping wasn’t always something that I liked.  Grocery runs weren’t a regular occurrence for me until I grew up and got married. I got a job at a restaurant and my love for food was […]

How to mulch around fruit trees

How to mulch around fruit trees

How to mulch around fruit trees Mulching is an easy way to cut down on water loss by plants and soil, as well as to slowly add nutrients back into the soil. Mulches come in organic and non-organic forms; and they affect soil acidity, water […]

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Recipe

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Recipe

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Recipe What makes every cold night with family better?  A glass of warm apple cider.  We love to enjoy this slow cooker apple cider when we need a fresh and tasty pick-me-up on those chilly nights. Why buy apple cider at […]

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe For me, fall is all about harvest time.  Harvesting fresh apples and pears by the bushel! The warm smell of apple pie or pear tarts fill our house as Thanksgiving approaches. This Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars recipe will not disappoint! […]

Espalier Fruit Trees  – The solution to your small garden space

Espalier Fruit Trees – The solution to your small garden space

Espalier Fruit Trees – The solution to your small garden space Do you have a small yard or garden? Ever wanted to grow fruit trees but don’t have enough room?  You should give espalier trees a try! What is that? Read more about espalier fruit […]

Traditional Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Traditional Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Traditional Chimichurri Sauce Recipe This traditional chimichurri sauce recipe includes parsley, oregano, garlic, onion, red pepper, vinegar and oil. A great chimichurri sauce is packed with herbs, garlic and just the right amount of acid.  It is amazing on steak!  It will change your life.  […]

Kale Pesto with Toasted Walnuts Recipe

Kale Pesto with Toasted Walnuts Recipe

Kale Pesto with Toasted Walnuts Recipe Who doesn’t love pasta?  I mean pasta is one of the best comfort foods out there.  Pasta is a blank canvas waiting for you to “sauce” it up!  One of the best sauces that you can use is – […]

5 Tips for Choosing a DIY Hydroponics Project

5 Tips for Choosing a DIY Hydroponics Project

5 Tips for Choosing a DIY Hydroponics Project So, you have chosen to dive into the world of hydroponic gardening.  Awesome! I am sure there are tons of questions racing through your mind.  What to grow? Where to put the setup? Or my personal favorite, […]

Amish White Bread Recipe

Amish White Bread Recipe

Amish White Bread Recipe The Amish people are some of the hardest working people in the country.  They know a little something about connecting with each other and their lives.  They pride themselves on making most, if not all of their own foods on their […]

Turmeric Roasted Carrots Recipe

Turmeric Roasted Carrots Recipe

Turmeric Roasted Carrots Recipe One of our family’s favorite things to grow on our farm is carrots.  Carrots that you pick from your garden are always sweeter! We love them roasted! This turmeric roasted carrots recipe is a simple side dish that wins every time! […]