How to Use Your Pressure Canner

pressure canning 101~The Homesteading Hippy

Before you begin pressure canning, I always recommend that you read or re-read your manual. It’s amazing how much we think we remember, but when we go back new things can be revealed. Some other key points to remember are: Always work with clean hands, clean surfaces and equipment. Wash out your pressure canner, especially… [read more]

Tidy Baking Pantry~From the Farm


This week’s favorite comes from one of my all time favorite bloggers, Strangers and Pilgrims. Her post on keeping a tidy baking pantry actually motivated me: Yup, it was a mess! Check her post over here and get your own inspiration! Now, let’s get on with the party, shall we??? This week’s favorites: Congratulations! Please… [read more]

Cutting a Watermelon~From the Farm


This week’s favorite arrives just in time…we are going to cut a watermelon the EASY way! Lady Lee’s Home has one of those posts that make you feel like “Uh…I should’ve known this before…” but I am so glad I know it now! Now, let’s get on with the party, shall we??? This week’s favorites:… [read more]

Grilled Turkey and Cheese With Pesto

grilled turkey and cheese with pesto~The Homesteading Hippy

Garden fresh basil…you are finally mine! Normally, I will “lift” a plant of basil from the garden each year and bring it indoors to have fresh basil all winter long. Last year, I couldn’t get to it in time and it was lost. To say I was distraught is an understatement. Imagine my excitement as… [read more]