Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Excalibur GIVEAWAY!

Announcing....The HUGEST giveaway I've ever been a part of!



A bunch of us over at Homestead Blogger's Network put our heads together to think of a giveaway everyone would love. We all agreed--we know SO many people who could seriously put a top-of-the line, Excalibur Food Dehydrator to good use.

I am a bit of a newbie to the world of dehydrating, and I have a dependable little Nesco dehydrator that I use the heck out of to dry bananas, apples, and fruit leathers, but I'm going to be honest; I dream about having an Excalibur. The Excalibur dehydrator is queen, and always has been; it is on the wish lists of homesteaders and cooks everywhere!

Seriously, how awesome is this giveaway?


If you have been dreaming of a food dehydrator, now is your chance to try winning one, for FREE.


This Excalibur model usually retails at $349. It has nine trays and a 26-hour timer, an adjustable thermostat and a 7 inch, 600 watt fan. It will be the only dehydrator you ever need! Keep scrolling to the bottom to enter for a chance to win.

Here are all the bloggers who put their minds and wallets together to bring you this dehydrator. Start clicking to find some really amazing homesteading and gardening friends; the Homestead Bloggers Network has some seriously amazing members!

Meet the Participating Bloggers

Lil’ Suburban Homestead
One Acre Farm
The Tattooed Homestead
Trayer Wilderness
Abundant Living With Less
Pasture Deficit Disorder
Letters from Sunnybrook
Lady Lee’s Home
Sharing Life’s Abundance
Homestead Bloggers Network



This giveaway is open to residents of the congruent United States. Entrants must be age 18 or older to enter. Giveaway runs from October 15th – 22nd. Winner will be drawn October 23rd and emailed. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the email before another entrant is chosen.



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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Forager's Find: Quince



Is it an apple? A pear? Why does it smell so amazing? What is this unusual fruit with a solid place throughout written history? It is a quince. Chances are, you may not have heard of it--
but I know you'd like to.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Earth Buckets: They Work!


A few months ago I showed you how I got down and dirty with some simple power tools to make 'Earth Buckets', which is just a fun and fancy name for 'self-watering bucket planters.' These buckets have proven themselves nicely successful with my first experiment: sweet peppers.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Easiest Tomato Sauce You'll Ever Make



*I originally published this post in the fall of 2013, but I bumped it up so no one would miss it!*

It seems I always turn to this method because it is such a tasty and SIMPLE way to preserve tomatoes. Very little mess, no peeling tomatoes, and you'll use the sauce for so many things.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Must. Find. Apples.



This is it, all that is left from last year's applesauce making. I'm actually impressed we have three whole quarts left (one of which I broke into yesterday), because we tend to eat a lot of applesauce, whether plain, baked into recipes, or

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Meaty Meatless Burgers



Let me start out by saying: I am not a vegetarian. But, I'm pretty darn close.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Potato Towers-The Harvest


Our tiny harvest. Those left in the container had been chewed up
by some little critter before we dug them up.
The critter certainly appreciated our potato growing efforts.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Forager's Find: Cornelian Cherry



The end of August brought with it a thrilling discovery, one that has been under my nose (or above my head, if we are being literal) for years.