What No One Tells You About Growing

No one tells you it sucks. No one tells you that it is more work physically and mentally anything else in this world. They don’t tell you how time intensive it is to grow. Grow what you ask? Anything, plants, animals, tiny humans, and most of all they don’t tell you about growing yourself. OrContinue reading “What No One Tells You About Growing”

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A Real Update

So much has happened since my last post. I started a new job and I an learning to be a dialysis nurse. I have had a heart attack and triple bypass, and a few other health mishaps we shall call them. But I am still here, kicking and finally getting the farm, though only asContinue reading “A Real Update”

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Creating a Culture of Change

I am not looking to change a business, society, etc. I am looking to change the way I live personally. That includes how I eat, think, buy and sell. Do I hope that others will join me? Of course, but this is really about my personal journey to live a quiet, peaceful life. What doContinue reading “Creating a Culture of Change”

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Water Bath Canning vs Pressure Canning

Some links are affiliate links. I receive a small commission from these but it does not affect your purchases. There really is no debate on which you should choose. There are somethings are safe to water bath can but everything can be pressure canned. Why can’t I water bath can low acid foods? My grandmaContinue reading “Water Bath Canning vs Pressure Canning”

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Did You Know?

Some links are affiliate links. I receive a small commission from these but it does not affect your purchases. Did you know that you can start your garden even if you are on food stamps? Yes, any seeds or plants that are edible can be purchased with your EBT card. You can use containers andContinue reading “Did You Know?”

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Calendula Flowers

Common Name Standardized: calendula Other: marigold, pot marigold Latin name Calendula officinalis¬†L. Plant Family:¬†Asteraceae Overview Calendula is a well-known herb and garden plant that has been used topically, ceremonially, and as a dye. It is also used as a companion plant in many vegetable gardens. This is an edible flower used in teas, tinctures, andContinue reading “Calendula Flowers”

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Single Sustainable Mom vs Enchanted Farmstead

There has been some question as to why there are two different names floating around. I am Single Sustainable Mom and my farm name is Enchanted Farmstead. It really is that simple. I use SSM for Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest. For farm business I use the farm name. Single Sustainable Mom I have spentContinue reading “Single Sustainable Mom vs Enchanted Farmstead”

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5 Tips for Garden Planning

    Battle Cat says that he is ready for spring too! He has cat business to attend to and you just can’t do that when it is cold and wet out. If I haven’t introduced him yet to you all he is 1/3 of the Salt & Pepper Gang. The other two members areContinue reading “5 Tips for Garden Planning”

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Potato Soup

  Ingredients: 8 potatoes peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons of butter 1 whole onion 3 garlic cloves 3 stalks celery 1/2 pound of cubed ham 1 cup heavy cream 4 potatoes peeled cubed salt and pepper to taste Steps: In a heavy pan saute garlic, celery and onions in butter. Add in ham and potatoes,Continue reading “Potato Soup”

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Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients: 2 Carrots cut to 1 inch pieces 1 chopped sweet onion 3 lbs butternut squash (or pumpkin) chopped into 1 inch pieces 6 cups of chicken broth 1 tsp orange zest 3 TBS White Wine Vinegar 3/4 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp white pepper (omit for pumpkin soup) 1/2 tsp hot sauce (omit forContinue reading “Butternut Squash Soup”

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