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Apple Butter Uses Aplenty
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Apple butter uses truly do abound. The apple itself is such a versatile fruit, which can be preserved in so many ways as a beverage, a sweet …

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How Long Does Homemade Jam Last?

Add to Favorites Here’s how long homemade jam lasts: For homemade jam using sugar and processed by canning in a hot water bath, you can expect to get about two …

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Reviving Old Crab Apple Recipes
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Previous generations grew crab apple trees as an edible, not just decorative, tree. People knew how to care for apple trees and nurtured these trees well to …

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A Homemade Dandelion Wine Recipe
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites This dandelion wine recipe all started with violets. I know that might seem like a strange statement, but violets were my introduction to foraging. My neighbor introduced me …

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How to Make Jelly from Queen Anne’s Lace
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Walking just about anywhere in the countryside here in Ohio, you will find the beautifully intricate white flower called Queen Anne’s Lace. I recently learned from my …

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How to Make Peach Jam
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It’s good to know how to make peach jam before the peaches come into season. Peaches are delicious right off the tree and buying from the orchard is …

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The Best Reason to Practice Food Preservation Methods
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I had a feeling something would go wrong. I’ve practiced food preservation methods since I was 12 and never had I felt so uneasy. I needed to put …

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Food Preservation Examples: A Guide to Food Storage
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I tell my friends there are two types of people: preppers and those who laugh at preppers. Why is preparing for a rainy day such a laughable …

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6 Uses For Your Watermelon Plant’s Bounty
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The beginning of the summer is when you read about watermelon planting tips, but this is the time of year when you start to think: What do …

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The Goji Berry Plant: Grow the Alpha Superfood in Your Garden

Add to Favorites By Don Daugs – We introduced our experiences with growing goji berry plant, also known as the wolfberry, to Countryside readers with two articles in 2009. The …

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Growing Blackberries on Your Homestead
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Some of my earliest memories are of picking blackberries growing wild along the dirt roads of home. There aren’t as many wild bushes growing blackberries as there …

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Staghorn Sumac: The Wild Lemonade Berry

Add to Favorites By Sam Thayer – Sumac is a common, well-known and easily recognized feature of the rural North American landscape. Staghorn sumac trees with thick twigs and an almost …

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Growing Stevia Indoors: Produce Your Own Sweetener
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Who says we can’t have it all? We began homesteading because we wanted control over what we eat and use. That includes our sweeteners. Minimally processed sugars can be …

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The Many Uses of the Chicory Plant
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites It’s getting to be that time of year when wildflowers appear a-plenty along roadsides everywhere. As I drive along, I like seeing the colors appear and trying …

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Extract Natural Dye for Wool from Goldenrod Plants

Add to Favorites By Christine Lundsten McKahan – Five years ago, as my husband and I wandered around our two acres of newly purchased homesteading land, surrounded by rolling hills, grazing …

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