Category Archives: Economics

A Beginner’s Guide to Dehydrating Foods

Whether you’re preparing for the end of the world, dealing with overabundance from your garden, or trying to find new ways to economize in the kitchen, you will find that dehydrating your own foods is not only fun, but a … Continue reading

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Trying to buy the farm

I found a nice big piece of land up where we want to move. It’s not the greatest land, but it’s somewhere to get started. The only downside is that someone else already has a contract on it and is … Continue reading

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When you make too much Light Syrup for fruit canning

So, I must admit that there are times when I get a little overexuberant when preparing Light Syrup for fruit canning. If you do this on a regular basis it can get quite wasteful. For example, this morning I made … Continue reading

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New Project: Master Bathroom Remodel

So, it’s finally time to start working on our master bathroom. Basically I have until the first week in may to get the ceiling replaced so that we can have fresh insulation put in place. Honestly I’m really looking forward … Continue reading

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How to protect young trees from the sun

As the temperatures are starting to rise here in Phoenix and the days are getting longer it’s time to ensure that our newly planted trees are protected from the harsh summer sun. Believe it or not, one of the most … Continue reading

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Technology overload

So, it appears that I’m terrible at taking my own advice. Does this suprise you? It shouldn’t.   Right now I’m sitting in an airport getting ready to fly out on a business trip for the week. I loathe business … Continue reading

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Extreme Couponing

So, we periodically get sucked in to terrible reality shows. This is not something I readily like to admit. Recently we discovered Extreme Couponing: TLC and were completely drawn in. Now, as a reasonable person, I cannot comprehend the need for … Continue reading

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The value of Dehydrating and Canning foods!

I put together this little video to show folks what we do with our food dehydrators and canning equipment. We’ve found a way to use these effectively to make daily cooking as simple as possible!

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Sourcing produce in volume

One of my greatest frustrations to date is our inability to grow volumes of produce. It’s simply a matter of how much land we have and how good of a gardener I am. Every effort I do makes it possible … Continue reading

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gDiapers – Environmentally friendly simple cloth diapers!

When my son, Jensen, was born four years ago I was interested in cloth diapering.  However, after researching online, I found it all to be a bit too confusing so I gave up on the idea.  While out shopping one … Continue reading

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