Waxing Cheese at Home – Real Cheese Food Storage!

I really need to try this, great info from two different blogs. Check it out. My family loves cheese! We use it in so much food we make and just to snack on.  The thought of only having powdered cheese in our long term food storage just sounds so…. Blah! So when I learned that […] Read more »

Sun Drying Fruits and Vegetables and other foods

The ability to preserve your own food without refrigeration is an important preparedness skill, it’s also something that’s fun to do and can help cut down on your grocery bills. Sun Drying Foods Sun drying is one of mankind’s oldest and most reliable ways to preserve food. Archeological sites in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia show […] Read more »

Seed Companies Owned by Monsanto. Ones that are not.

A nice list of where to get Heirloom seeds vs the others, like hybrid and as the list mentions, avoid the Monsanto garbage, there hard to avoid sense there everywhere but it’s worth the effort to at least try. A List of Some Seed Companies Owned by Monsanto Or Sell Monsanto And Seminis Seeds – […] Read more »

How to Butcher a Chicken

This internet tutorial tells (and shows) you how to skillfully butcher a chicken in ten easy steps. Your instructor is Herrick Kimball, inventor of the world famous Whizbang Chicken Plucker. If you want to learn how to butcher a chicken, you’ve come to the right place. (Well not my place but there’s a link at […] Read more »

37 Million Bees Found Dead GMO Corn Field to blame

Thought I would pass this along as much as I could, people need to know the damage Monsantos inflicts on our food supply. Millions of bees dropped dead after GMO corn was planted few weeks ago in Ontario, Canada. The local bee keeper, Dave Schuit who produces honey in Elmwood lost about 37 million bees […] Read more »

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

Just a quick post so that I can save this recipe, sense everyone has extra pumpkins this time of year.. Do you like Pumpkin Pie? Do you like Apple Butter? Have you ever had Pumpkin Butter? Check out this Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter Recipe for a quick and easy way to make this fall time […] Read more »

DEHYDRATING LARGE QUANTITIES OF FOOD ALL AT ONE TIME

This is a great idea for those people who have been using a small dehydrator non-stop for DEHYDRATING your harvest for the past two months, namely ME. For large quantity food dehydration try this homemade gem from the past                                    By Rev. J.D. Hooker The thing I like the most about Backwoods Home is that, […] Read more »

Why do we need rennet for cheese making?

Nice skill to know, how to make your own cheese. Rennet, Another item to have in your food storage if you have animals that will give you plenty of milk. What is rennet?  Rennet is a substance found in a mammal’s stomach that aids in digestion.  It is also an ingredient in the production of cheese. […] Read more »

How To Butcher A Chicken

I had to put this on my blog, I have chickens that need to be butchered so I need to learn. Great step by step instruction. WARNING: PHOTOS OF BUTCHERING CHICKENS FOLLOW. KNIVES. BLOOD. DEATH. PROCEED WITH DISCRETION. The first of many harvests took place this weekend, as it was time to send our beloved (or […] Read more »

50 Wonderful Canning Recipes

The picture to the right from http://www.creatingnirvanatoday.blogspot.com  looks a little overwhelming to me, but to others no problem. I posted one of the recipes, for the other 49 follow the link at the bottom. Canning season is quickly approaching as gardeners everywhere are planting their spring gardens and patiently waiting for the inevitable bounty. If you are like me, […] Read more »