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Wild Crafting Your Homestead Harvest

Wild Crafting Your Homestead Harvest

The ability to identify and utilize food that is growing wild on your property and in your community (or wherever you happen to find yourself) is on of those more advanced homesteading skills that should rank pretty high in the to-do list.  Wild crafting is another one of those Catholic prepping tools that need to honed and kept sharp in case of emergency as well.  In life, and especially in the homestead life, a penny saved is a penny earned….

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Homemade Sourdough: From Starter to Loaf!

Homemade Sourdough: From Starter to Loaf!

  For years I’ve wanted to delve into the world of bread making.  I’m a bread lover at heart.  But the task of making the perfectly, crispy, chewy loaf of bread was so overwhelming to me that I put it off for far too long.  We have several kids with allergies and eczema, so I decided now would be the optimal time to work on our diet in terms of keeping the over-processed and over-hybridized wheat out of our home.  (Note: this…

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Preserving the Harvest: Morels

Preserving the Harvest: Morels

Here at 4100 ft elevation we are just beginning to see the annual flush of morels (they’ve been popping up for weeks down in the river valleys).  We are fortunate enough to have some pretty good hunting (and believe me it is hunting) spots right near our home, so we don’t have to go far and they tend to show themselves in the same areas year after year. Around these parts, and I believe pretty much any where they are…

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Preserving the Harvest: Kefir

Preserving the Harvest: Kefir

A big part of homestead life is providing for yourself with the abundance that the land and your community provides.  Along this line I’ll be periodically making posts on Preserving the Harvest.  This will essentially be a how-to with a little how-come, on preserving seasonal abundance on the homestead.  The natural ebb and flow of abundance on the farm and in the garden is something that we have moved away from with the artificial, industrial, commodity based, extraction model of…

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