Category «Food Preservation»

Preserving the garden bounty for use when the season is over is a time honored way to provide critical nutrition and calories year round.

Clod’s Survival Garden

Prepping is personal pursuit and no two families prepare in exactly the same way. Each family has their own unique preferences and style, adding diversity to life. This uniqueness is evident in the methods used to produce food. Recently we had an opportunity to spend an afternoon with some dear prepper friends and tour their …

Seed Saving – A Critical Sustainable Living Skill

Every year I drool over seed catalogs as I plan my next garden. My favorite catalog is Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I’m like a kid at Christmas when it arrives. They will send you a free catalog just go to www.rareseeds.com. I spend hours perusing the pages looking at the rare, non-GMO, heirloom seed collections …

Dynamite Dill

I absolutely love gardening, especially this time of year. The beautiful colors, aroma, flavors, textures and intense homeyness created by the abundance of our harvest never ceases to amaze me. Today it was all about the garlic dill pickles and working side-by-side with my daughter to create a masterpiece to be displayed with pride at next year’s …

Valuable Lessons From History

In 1845, Sir John Franklin and 128 men departed England to navigate an uncharted area of the North West Passage.  The motivation was to discover an open sea route for trade through the Arctic thereby connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  A northern route would be much shorter than the currently used southern route around …

Is There a Killer Lurking in Your Food Stores?

As we prepare for possible disasters, there is a steep learning curve with mountains of information to assimilate. We try our very best to get the job done with the knowledge we have acquired, usually making a few mistakes along the way. Some mistakes are simple and easy to correct, others might be deadly. It …