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 grandma … Continue reading Water Bath Canning vs Pressure Canning

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, and … Continue reading Calendula Flowers

Red Sex Link Chickens

What makes red sex link chickens special? They are easy to sex as chicks. Pullets (baby hens) are shades of red and the cockerels (baby roosters) are shades of lighter colors. Why is this is important? Most people want hens primarily. Hens are where we get eggs. Roosters sole purpose is if you want fertilized … Continue reading Red Sex Link Chickens

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 spent … Continue reading Single Sustainable Mom vs Enchanted Farmstead

Enchanted Farmstead Coming Part 2

Middle Ground By the time we are to our halfway point in our five year plan our grocery bill should be cut in half. We should have enough produce that that should be off our list. The house repairs/remodels should be complete. And livestock should begin to be established. Livestock will include cows, chickens, rabbits, … Continue reading Enchanted Farmstead Coming Part 2

Enchanted Farmstead coming soon!

Starting Life Over What a way to round out the year. We lost a big part of our lives on Dec. 15th, daddy passed peacefully. Life had become a battleground for him and finally he was ready to find peace. He was our mighty oak, strong and able to bend with the winds. We are … Continue reading Enchanted Farmstead coming soon!

Frugal Friday — Coupon Secrets

Recently I have been working on becoming a better couponer. There are a few things that I have learned through discussions with others and from my own experiences that I want to share with you all. Definitely match up ads, load digital coupons and use manufacturers' coupons. You never know some stores will allow you … Continue reading Frugal Friday — Coupon Secrets