How To Make Elderberry Mead

How To Make Elderberry Mead

If you are lucky enough to live in an area where elderberries grow naturally, you really should be foraging them to make this incredible elderberry mead!

This method is super easy, and you don’t need any fancy equipment to get started making your own fruit wine! A great drink to share with friends and family, whilst making the most of this delicious bountiful berry!

Simply follow all the steps over at Growforagecookferment.com…

How To Make Elderberry Mead

24 Fantastic Vegetable Garden Ideas

24 Fantastic Vegetable Garden Ideas

Growing your own food isn’t as hard as it sounds. Not only is it incredibly rewarding to know you have grown what your eating, it will save you money and is great for the environment too.

Here are 24 incredible vegetable garden ideas which will help inspire you to start your own. This informative article also discusses the pro’s and cons of creating a vegetable garden along with superb photography of each idea.

Head over to Homestratosphere.com for all the information!

24 Fantastic Vegetable Garden Ideas

23 Things You Must Know To Can Meat Safely

23 Things You Must Know To Can Meat Safely

We all know that canning food is a great way to preserve food for a long time, but not many people know how you should can meat safely.

The last thing you want to do is make your family ill, so make sure you read these 23 tips before attempting it. From the correct lids to use and which type of pressure cooker is best, these tips will help you can all the foods you wish safely and easily.

Head over to Theprepperproject.com for all the details…

23 Things You Must Know To Can Meat Safely

15 Chicken Breeds for a Colorful Egg Basket

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If you want to collect a rainbow of egg colors in your basket every morning, check out a few of these breeds and the colorful eggs that they lay without the need for dyes!

This list ranges from beautiful blue eggs laid by Ameraucanas to dark chocolate brown eggs laid by Welsummers and plenty of colors in-between. There are multiple breeds to choose from for each color and even breeders and supplies that you can get them from. Check out the whole list on Backyard Poultry Mag to see what options there are!

15 Chicken Breeds for a Colorful Egg Basket

How to Get More Eggs from Your Hens

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If you are raising chickens for the purpose of laying eggs, then obviously you want to get the most eggs out of your chickens. At the most, a hen will lay one egg everyday but depending on several different factors (age, genetics, nutrition, stress, and daylight hours) that can easily change. It is important to maintain these factors as best you can to get the most eggs from your hens.

Check out all the facts at The Self Sufficient Home Acre…

How to Get More Eggs from Your Hens

Yum! Grow Mushrooms In Coffee Grounds!

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Love mushrooms? You can grow your own organic mushrooms using a material you’re really likely to have a lot of: coffee grounds! Mushrooms love the nutrient rich byproduct of your morning cup of joe.

To find out how to start growing your own mushrooms, visit A Piece Of Rainbow!

Yum! Grow Mushrooms In Coffee Grounds!

How To Make Pumpkin Pie “Moonshine”

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This recipe for Pumpkin Pie “Moonshine” is quite ingenious and sounds like a delicious dessert drink for enjoy after a hearty meal. The ingredients are simple and you know everything that is going in to your drink.

As a bonus you also get a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Vodka, which believe it or not, uses a whole pumpkin pie! You don’t have to worry about getting all the components together, just buy a pie and some vodka!

See the recipes over at Clawhammer Supply!

Pumpkin Pie “Moonshine”

Pickled Green Onions Recipe

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Looking for something to do with those extra green onions? Look no further!

When you buy green onions, they usually come in a large bunch and you don’t end up using most of them. They are also super easy to regrow, so what do you do with the extras?Have you considered pickling them? We didn’t either, but after reading this recipe, these sound like a rather divine snack!

Head over to The Easy Homestead to read the recipe for yourself!

Pickled Green Onions Recipe

How To Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything!

How To Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything!

If we didn’t preserve food, we would be missing out on so much goodness and wholesome nutrition, it would be a crime to our planet! We hate seeing food go to waste, and in these Summer months when fresh produce is at it’s most bountiful, it’s important we have the knowledge and skills to preserve the food we cannot eat!

From freezing and dehydrating to smoking and fermenting, this guide provides a wealth of knowledge everyone could learn from!

Find out how to preserve pretty much everything over at Keeperofthehome.org…

How To Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything!

Should I Wash my Chicken Eggs?

Should I Wash my Chicken Eggs

If you own chickens and collect their eggs daily, do you find yourself washing the shells? Or do you just leave them straight from the coop unwashed? Well I’m sure a lot of you want to  know the correct answer…and in most cases you DON’T need to wash them!

By washing them, you take away the protective layer which helps the egg keep free of bacteria! But if washed and the coating layer called the “bloom” or sometimes the “cuticle” removed, you must then refrigerate them!

To find out exactly why and what you should be doing with dirty eggs you collect, head over to Fresheggsdaily.com…

Should I Wash my Chicken Eggs?