Fiction Bookshelf

Added some more books to my Fiction Bookshelf. let me know what you think, what books you’re reading, and if you read or have read anything on my list, let m know! 🙂

Here is a listing of fiction books I have read and what I thought of them. 🙂 Also, visit me on Goodreads! 🙂 Click the images for synopsis and more information.  Jean Auel’s Earth’s Ch…

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Preparedness Books

Hey all! Updated my Preparedness Books bookshelves for you. Take a look around.

“PRIVATE-SECTOR PREPAREDNESS IS NOT A LUXURY; IT IS A COST OF DOING BUSINESS IN THE POST-9/11 WORLD. IT IS IGNORED AT A TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL COST IN LIVES, MONEY AND NATIONAL SECURITY.” ― THE 9 11 …

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Freezing for Food Storage

I know I post alot about canning on my blog. Canning, for me, is the most sustainable and most reliable form of food storage and preservation of fresh foods. IF you have access to a reliable source of electricity, plan to use your frozen food within a couple of months, or only plan to freeze enough to get you through the next few days or weeks, then freezing your harvest might be a viable alternative or addition to your food storage plans. Continue reading “Freezing for Food Storage”

Fermenting Eggplant

20160716_111642-1-1.jpgTrying to decide what to do with our over abundance of eggplants, I came across this recipe from Cultures for Health.

I found the instructions sort of vague so I emailed their customer service and got some tips, so here is what I did for this recipe. I am bolding all the changes I made as well. Visit Cultures for Health for the original. Continue reading “Fermenting Eggplant”

Turkey Updates

wp-1464117886448.jpegThe last time we posted about our turkeys, they were still living in the box. We had a hard time transferring them to the chicken coop, and we even lost 2 in the process.

We finally were able to move them into the chicken coop and they have been steadily growing and thriving. You can see that one is definitely male. The other two appear to be female, so we think we may have gotten lucky after all. The dog managed to leave us the right configuration of birds.

 

Woodlot – Red Alder

aln-rub-5Also known as Oregon alder, western alder, Pacific coast alder.

Red Alder is the most common hardwood in the Pacific Northwest. It is also the largest species of alder. Seasoned alder burns warm, but fast. Wet alder puts out a lot of ash and very little heat. Alder cuts and splits easily with an axe, but will leave an orange stain on hands and clothes. Continue reading “Woodlot – Red Alder”

Spicy Zucchini Pickles (Paleo Friendly)

These are the first pickles I have ever made (aside from ketimun). It instantly became my husband’s favorite. In fact, it’s pretty much all he’s been asking for since our zucchini started coming along in the garden. 🙂 Continue reading “Spicy Zucchini Pickles (Paleo Friendly)”

Property Updates – 7/29/2016

First off, let me apologize for being so out of touch the last couple of weeks. I have been completely swamped at work, and we had a death in the family, and I just haven’t been able to prioritize my writing.

Went to the property last weekend and had our first shed installed!  I say installed instead of built, because it was basically plug in play from the Tuff Shed factory. The toughest part was putting on the roof shingles. Continue reading “Property Updates – 7/29/2016”