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Blackberry Foraging in the Florida Heat

This video is over 3 years old but it was deleted when my blog was accidentally deleted. I’m just now getting around to adding it back. It was a fun video to shoot and we had a great time making it. I was pregnant with Anna at the time but it was super, super hot so that wasn’t so fun.

Picking Muscadine Grapes

It’s August and I have the canning bug. I’ve wanted to can for a long time but considering my old kitchen had a useable counter space of about 30 inches (yep, 30 inches) I literally had no where TO can. Well, those days are gone and I now have a beautiful, spacious kitchen. Yes, we remodeled it and it is 80% complete! Back to canning.

Killing Our Dinner: What Homesteading is All About

We finally did it. We dispatched, dressed, and cooked our first homegrown rabbit. Actually, it was Brian who did all that. I just watched. Barely. We did this months back before we moved to our new homestead but things got crazy busy and I forgot to tell you about it.

Our Homesteading Goals For 2013

I like using the term goals better than resolutions.  “Resolutions” sound nice but have no meaning or structure. The word seems to have been reduced to mean “things you wanna do better, but probably wont.”

The Absolute Easiest Way to Grow Tomatoes

God bless my husband. Every time he steps outside to plant something or experiment with seeds I freak out and try to stop him. I don’t know what it is about gardening but it brings out this raging perfectionist in me. Horrible, I know. I just have this image in my head of what a garden should look like…

My Homesteading Goals for 2012

Okay, I know it’s March but it’s never too late to make a yearly goals list, right?! Here are my goals for the year that will hopefully move my family towards a more prepared self-sufficient lifestyle: