homesteading

Pantry Raid

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Last week was nuts, thanks to a few issues with my parents’ health and a stony mineral concretion’s attack on Brad’s kidney. The end…

2014: Year in Review

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Confession time. We had lots of goals for the wee homestead in 2014. How’d we do? 1. Give the krakhaus some curb appeal. While…

What’s taters? Precious

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When Fred Fussell read Jenn’s post from earlier this month on storing veg for the winter, it brought back some memories. Fred is probably best described…

Internal Storage

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Summer’s bounty of berries, tomatoes, and beans is wonderful, but it’s just not enough to fill the piehole come winter. That’s when you need…

Choke Hold

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It’s easy to understand why Native Americans cultivated Jerusalem artichokes* for centuries. These sunflowers are perennial, drought-tolerant, neglect-loving, and storage-friendly. The real puzzle is…

Size matters

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When Jenn lived in Washington state, as a child, her family knew a man who up and left their neighborhood to finally move into…

Cannery Row

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Our farmers say the green beans are in, and you know what that means. The chance of an explosion on the wee homestead just…

Wrath of (Pe)can

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Here are some awesome things that happened in 1964: The Ford Mustang was introduced. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks all released…