How To Oven Can Quick Breads

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I suppose the title of this post is deceptive - "How To Oven Can Quick Breads" - because it's really baking bread in a jar for storage. There's no canning process which takes place. We call it oven canned quick bread because when the bread is taken from the oven we immediately place a lid on it to seal the jar. I had never heard of oven canning quick breads before this year. I was visiting my old-timer friend Helen and she offered me some of her zucchini bread which she had oven canned. It ... continue reading...

Benefits of Kombucha

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The first time someone asked me if I had tried Kombucha, I had no idea what she was talking about. I wasn't sure if Kombucha was a dance, a food, a store...I really didn't' know. She shared with me the benefits of Kombucha and I decided to give it a try. I have to confess, the first taste was a little odd to me, but by the third sip, I was sold! My body seemed to scream at me, "I like this! Give me more." I did some research and discovered there are more benefits of kombucha than I ... continue reading...

Basic Guide To Feeding Chickens – Part 1, Revised

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  Feeding chickens... I get more questions on this subject than any other related to homesteading. When you're born and raised on the farm things like this are second nature to you. To inexperienced or new chicken keepers, questions about feeding chickens can be overwhelming. There's so much information out there, how do you sift through it all? That's where I come in. We'll answer the questions I receive most often about feeding chickens and hopefully take all the apprehension ... continue reading...

My Favorite Pumpkin Pie Recipe And Tips For Preserving Pumpkin

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Bringing a pumpkin pie to a get together is a sure way to be remembered. The spices in the pie bring feelings of warmth, comfort, and nostalgia. TFL's pumpkin pie recipe is a favorite with family and friends.  Our tips for preserving pumpkin will help you keep the aroma flowing from your kitchen year round.  To me, pumpkins are a delightful squash to grow because of their low maintenance. After planting seeds or transplanting seedlings, you water, mulch to keep down weeds and hold ... continue reading...

Effective Natural Sleep Aids

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With the scary side-effects of prescription sleeping medications, natural sleep aids are more sought after than ever. Effective natural sleep aids make those nights of counting sheep a distant memory. The source of sleeplessness may be stress, illness, pain, or even troubled thoughts. No matter the source, we all experience nights when we can't sleep. The natural sleep rhythm of the body is called the circadian rhythm. The only time the body performs repair and maintenance is when we ... continue reading...