Homestead land: Finding the best fit for you

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Homestead land: Finding the best fit for you So, you have decided on starting a homestead?  Where to start? You have to start somewhere!  The best place to start if you do not already have land suitable for homesteading, whether you live in the city or suburb; is to look for land that would fit […]

How to save tomato seed

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How to save tomato seed There is an unchallenged king in gardens everywhere who’s flavor is outstanding – and that is tomatoes!  Growing the perfect tomato is like searching for the holy grail.  It can often elude gardeners. They have become the fan favorite because of the wide variety of shapes, colors and flavors.  There […]

Vegetable Garden – When to plant

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Vegetable Garden – When to plant One of the most common questions when it comes to vegetable gardens is – when do I plant my seeds for my vegetable garden? Vegetable Garden: When do I plant That question can have many different answers based on certain details.  These details can include – where you live, […]

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

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Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili We have officially entered into the cooler season!!  Fall temperatures are here and that makes me want – chili!Until now, our hands-down favorite has always been my healthier turkey chili here. While it still holds a special place at our dinner table, this creamy white chicken chili is a […]

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe

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Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe We love finding new recipes to use around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  We usually try at least one or two each year.  Our family loves cheesecake and pecan pie – so we decided to make a Thanksgiving mashup.  We were pleasantly surprised!  This dessert is the best of both worlds […]

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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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 and you will be wondering why you’ve never made your […]

Seed Saving – Quick tips for saving seed

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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 about your favorite squash?  If you are using heirloom seed, […]

Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling Recipe

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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 year. When it comes to apple pie, you can purchase […]

Slow Cooker Fried Apples Recipe

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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 in the kitchen. So, I’m always looking for ways to […]

How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees

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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 get as hot as 110 F here on the hottest […]

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

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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 better. How are Essential Oils collected The oils are extracted […]

Best animals for your homestead

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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 with natural fiber or wool to sell. Raising your own […]

How to plant an apple tree in your garden

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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 in the home garden you can be rewarded with a […]

Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake Recipe

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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 caramel makes this Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake recipe amazing! […]

How to pick the best apple at the market

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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 blossomed.  I started going to markets and browsing the aisles […]

How to mulch around fruit trees

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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 retention ability, and nutrient levels—all things that are important to […]

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Recipe

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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 the store when you can make it at home? But, […]

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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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! What’s better than caramel apples this time of year?  Every […]