Monthly Archives: October 2012

October 28, 2012

Using the Frankenstorm…

First of all, I’m sending good thoughts out to all of my friends (and those of you I haven’t yet met) that are facing the Frankenstorm, Hurricane Sandy. I’m fortunate to be out of the path of the storm but it really has me thinking about my own level of preparedness.  While I feel like I’d […]

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October 27, 2012

Food Preservation on a Rainy Day

Back to the squirrel analogy, more preps for winter are happening here in the North. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, prices are going up dramatically. Everything is through the roof. One way I save money is buying in bulk and preserving the food immediately.  As the forecast was for a dismal rainy weekend, I shopped […]

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October 25, 2012

Busy Autumn

Fall at the homestead is an incredibly busy time.  Lately I’ve felt like a squirrel, trying to get my acorns stashed away for the winter.  As the days get colder the feeling of urgency increases to get everything squared away before winter hits in earnest. As with anything, you have to figure out your priorities. […]

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Eating Organic on a Budget

My canning hobby came about because of my desire to limit my family’s exposure to the GMOs, hormones, antibiotics and pesticides in the food supply today.  As a person who stockpiles food in order to be more self sufficient, I’ve seen a lot of rather horrendous dietary choices.  If the food supply collapsed and you […]

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October 4, 2012

Putting Back Food for the Long Winter

Part of the reason I made my escape up North was to lower my expenses.  If I paid the regular grocery store prices up here, however, I’d be right back at square one.  To offset this, I indulge in one of my favorite hobbies, canning. Over the past couple of days I’ve been doing a […]

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