Celery on Your Windowsill – Lettuce Rejoice!

Celery on Your Windowsill – Lettuce Rejoice!

Do you throw away the bottom part of your lettuce stalk? I used to, but not any more.   Once you learn to scrap, you will never go back.   As a matter of fact I beg for everyone else's table scraps now.     Make yourself a little vegi garden on your windowsill and have reproducing vegis at your fingertips.   When I decided to give this a whirl, I looked back on a guest post from my early days: Cut the stalks off as you normally would, and place the root end in a shallow bowl of water – enough to cover the roots but not the top of your cutting. Place it in a sunny window position, occasionally spraying your cutting with water to keep the top moist. After a few days, you should start to see roots and new leaves appear. After a week or so, transplant it Continue reading

Helpful Websites for DIY Crisis Prep

Helpful Websites for DIY Crisis Prep

  Since looking into pantry preparedness, I've learned a lot along the way and I'd like to share what I've learned. That led me to ask myself, "Am I negligent in the area of crisis preparedness?" I decided I needed to make a list of the helpful websites I found while investigating the subject of crisis preparedness and share them with you. I might as well put all the hours of reasearch to good use both personally and for others.   I will be adding links as I find sites, products, and tips that are helpful.   Information/Checklists SB Canning on Facebook - Tons of canning information and tips Emergency Essentials Preparedness Checklist - "By making the necessary preparations, you can have the confidence of knowing you and your family will have their needs met in an Continue reading

Survival in a Crisis: DIY Pantry Preparedness – Using Food Dehydrators

Survival in a Crisis: DIY Pantry Preparedness – Using Food Dehydrators

This year I'm focusing on DIY Preparedness for my home and family. How do you think you would do if your family experienced a disaster? Image courtesy of cooldesign / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Earlier this week I addressed the need for an emergency fund as described by Dave Ramsey. Have you considered what you would do if suddenly there was a food shortage in your hometown, state or even across the country? There is a video online that walks you through the need for preparedness - click here to watch it. I will warn you, it's one of those annoying videos that you have to read, can't fast forward or pause. My son-in-law and I bought the booklet they recommended at the end, and I'm glad we did. It opened my eyes and gave us some good ideas. Right now they are selling it for $37. I'm currently Continue reading