How Many Pounds of Food We Grew in 2021

Every year my goal has been to grow 1000 lbs of food out of our home victory garden. Each season I get a little closer to that goal! 2021 was a wonderful growing season for us. The peaches from the 2 trees we have were so plentiful they broke the branches. The tomatoes were overwhelminglyContinue reading “How Many Pounds of Food We Grew in 2021”

Canning Supply Shortages

If you are a canner or preserver of food than you must have noticed that supplies are scarce this year. Every store I have called locally is out of canning supplies and no dates in site for re-stocking. Along with TP and sanitizer, yeast and flour the newest shortage, at least in my world isContinue reading “Canning Supply Shortages”

Food Preservation Goals and Garden Update September 13, 2017

The summer has flown by and we are now in the middle of September already! I never got a second crop of anything in because I have been so busy with work now that the college workers are back in school. It has been a fabulous growing season mostly for us. The wet Spring damagedContinue reading “Food Preservation Goals and Garden Update September 13, 2017”

Food Preservation Goals August 22, 2017

When I first drafted my 2017 Food Preservation Goals I wanted to try some new things. Now that I am in the middle of canning season…well let’s just say I have modified my goals a bit. In italic print is what I have accomplished so far. Strawberry Jam Grape Jelly Peach Jam Blackberry Jelly DandelionContinue reading “Food Preservation Goals August 22, 2017”

Gardening and Preserving Goals July 25th Update

This summer is the complete opposite of last summer.  Last summer, barely any rain fell, this summer it hasn’t stopped raining for more than two days at a time. We have lost some things like the cherries, however, most of my plantings have thrived in the rainy hot weather.  The bold items in the listsContinue reading “Gardening and Preserving Goals July 25th Update”

My Gardening and Preserving Goals 2017

Each year I try to garden with a goal in mind. My goal is always to produce and preserve as much food as we need to get us through the winter and to help me spend as little as possible at the grocery store. Last year I had some pretty lofty goals and fell completelyContinue reading “My Gardening and Preserving Goals 2017”

Dandelion Jelly-You Gotta Try It!

Last season I decided to try making dandelion jelly. I read people’s comments on how good it was and many of them said they would be making a double batch next year. So I figured, what the heck, why not? I love trying things made from foraging. We don’t spray our yard (though my husbandContinue reading “Dandelion Jelly-You Gotta Try It!”

My Gardening and Preserving Goals for 2016

In past years when it comes to my gardening and preserving goals I tend to just wing it. Whatever canning recipe sounds good I’ll try. Whatever new plant or seed looks colorful and fun I’ll grow it. Unfortunately this leaves me by the end of the growing season with canned goods I will never useContinue reading “My Gardening and Preserving Goals for 2016”

The Last Four Weeks

We have been so busy the last month or so that by the time we had some quiet time I was either sleeping or just doing absolutely nothing. Here is what we have been up to. My husband Scott turned the big 5-0 in November and I threw him a big surprise party. I startedContinue reading “The Last Four Weeks”

One Hundred Dollars a Month

I am your typical housewife living in high maintenance suburbia. I have a handsome husband, 2 kids and a flock of pet chickens. I try and feed my family with $100 a month. With the help of coupons, gardening and bartering I am able to squeeze the most out of our grocery budget and still manage to have a little fun along the way.

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“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

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life on less

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