Are You Eating Ethically?

In these days of vegan diets for ethical reasons we need to also look at the impact of eating ancient grains such as quinoa on the indigenous cultures that have traditionally grown them. It is all well and good that people are choosing their diets for ethical reasons. That is one of the very reasonsContinue reading “Are You Eating Ethically?”

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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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Switching to Infused Oils

I have been doing research on essential oils vs infused oils a lot lately. I have come across several websites, one in particular that has inspired me, that explain the difference. There is also the cost involved in obtaining either one. I primarily use them when I am making homemade soaps, lotions, and other similarContinue reading “Switching to Infused Oils”

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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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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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Make Your Own Household Cleaners

Part of becoming sustainable is getting back to basics and making much of our needed supplies ourselves. I have made laundry soap before and for a lot less than what the stores sell it. That is a really old post actually. It is complete with video, well video of sorts. I haven’t gotten into makingContinue reading “Make Your Own Household Cleaners”

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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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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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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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