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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Finding Resources in Your Own Backyard

It has been a massive search for things to use for building materials. I was considering pallets but as right now I have no way to transport them without paying someone. Remember I like free and cheap. I can’t afford to put out money and run to Home Depot, Lowe’s, or any other type ofContinue reading “Finding Resources in Your Own Backyard”

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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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Venison Tenderloin

Ingredients: 2 lbs venison tenderloins 1/2 lb bacon 3 cups dark brown sugar 2 cups soy sauce Directions: Mix brown Sugar and Soy sauce together in a bowl. They should combine nicely into a soupy soy liquid. Put Deer Loin in a cooking tray and pour Brown Sugar/Soy Sauce mixture over loin. Roll tenderloin overContinue reading “Venison Tenderloin”

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Check Your Local Code Before You Get Urban Chickens

Looking to keep poultry in town? Here is an example of our local code that says yes, we can keep chickens within certain limits, such as keep your chicken house clean. It even says that pygmy goats would be permitted as pets. So are you allowed to milk pets to keep them healthy? Hhmmm…something myContinue reading “Check Your Local Code Before You Get Urban Chickens”

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Busy Mom Menu Planning Tips

Pre-planning your menu will do several things for you. It will force you to double check your calendar. It will force you to go through your pantry, fridge and freezer (helps keep things fresh). It will also force you to make a grocery list (which will help you stay in budget). Quick note about budgets,Continue reading “Busy Mom Menu Planning Tips”

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What is Your Favorite Seed Company?

Time to plan next year’s garden! It is that time of year for me, I am going through my left over and saved seeds (not many this year) so I can plan my garden next year. I have a ton of heirloom and old fashioned plants to grow for next year but I can’t helpContinue reading “What is Your Favorite Seed Company?”

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