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The New Year is here! Winter has really set in here and it’s a great time to sit back, have an extra cup of coffee and dream. And plan. And scheme. And think of ALL the things we want on our goal list for the New Year. While we’re doing that, we thought you might like to see the top 10 posts for 2017.
Maybe you’re having that extra cup of coffee and have time for a read right now!
Top 10 Posts for 2017
A Flower Bed for the Shade – Turns out there are lots of us who have dark shady corners of our yards that we don’t know what to do with. Here’s how we turned a dingy spot (right next to the entry stairs) into a blooming pretty spot to greet our guests!
Homemade Poison Ivy and Weed Killer that Really Works! – Got weeds? Here’s a more natural way to kill them off, with things you probably have under the kitchen sink. Perennial weeds will definitely need more than one shot, but this is a FAR better alternative than using those chemicals!
Chicken Questions and Answers – If you want to get started with chickens, here’s the post you want to read. Some of the most common questions people ask about raising chickens.
Put Your Chickens to Work! – You DID know chickens love to work and be productive, right? Well they do – and you can benefit. Read about how we send our girls off to work every day.
Harvesting Peas (How to Blanch and Freeze Garden Vegetables) – Here is the easiest way to get those peas into the freezer. Blanching, then freezing works for a lot of vegetables – here’s how to do it. It’s quick and super easy – anyone can do it!
Making Salsa (with the water bath Canning Process) – There are a million salsa recipes out there, but I still like this one the best! Here’s how I make it – then keep reading for how I waterbath can it so we can enjoy all year around. Nothing easier than grabbing a jar of this salsa out of the pantry to give a quick treat when friends drop by.
Growing Rhubarb – Rhubarb grows so well in the North, it’s easy to see why it is so popular. Use it in all kinds of recipes – from stewed rhubarb, to crisps to juices to wine. Here’s how to grow one of the most planted perennials around. And because it’s perennial, you plant it once and it will come back to you every Spring.
How to Make Sauerkraut – I cannot believe the price of a jar of Sauerkraut at the grocery store. It is so easy to make! Takes a couple of weeks, but I put up at least 30 pints every year. A fast and easy dinner along with some sausages and maybe even perogies.
The Preppers Canning Guide Book Review – My experience with this book – lots and lots and lots of canning recipes and some unusual ones as well. Covers water bath canning and pressure canning. If you are looking to fill the pantry, read my review and then grab this book.
Planning Your Food Garden – If you are going to plant a food garden, take the time to think it all out. What to plant, where to plant…those kinds of things. Here’s how we come up with our food plan each year.
There you have it – our Top 10 Posts for 2017! So grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair and settle in for some good reading.