I’ve been writing this little ole blog of mine since 2013. There are well over 1,100 published posts, y’all!
There are posts about gardening and posts about home cooking. I’ve shared helpful Homestead Hacks and posts about food preservation, beekeeping, saving money or just plain eco friendly living. It’s aaaaaaall about easy baby steps we can all take to self sufficiency!
But do you wonder which posts are actually the best of the best? The top-notch posts that are most popular with our readers?
Well today’s your lucky day! To celebrate Throwback Thursday I’m sharing with you the Yearly Roundup of 10 most popular posts for each year, Yep, the best of the best all in one place, y’all!
So grab some coffee, sit back & enjoy some good readin’. And be sure to share, pin or save your faves!
I love herbs & spices, don’t you? But several years ago I ran out of thyme. So I went to the store to buy more. WHEW! You know, there are some herbs and seasonings you can buy pretty cheaply. A big jar will cost very little.
But for some reason thyme was pretty pricey (IMO). Heck, for what they were charging for that little jar of thyme, I could buy a whole plant and harvest from it year in, year out!
So I did…
My most-used herbs are thyme, sage, oregano, basil and rosemary. So I make sure I always have them available, whether fresh or dried.
A Facebook follower asked about my herb-drying setup. Y’all know I’m all about simplicity! So I thought I’d show how I dry my fresh herbs.
I like to make my own products instead of buying whenever possible. And although dog shampoo is not expensive, I’d love to be in control of the ingredients. We’ve all heard the horror stories of cheap items with questionable ingredients that have harmed pets.
Our needs for dog shampoo are slight. We only have one small dog. But she’s a cutie, let me tell ya!
Sour cream is something I enjoy from time to time, although RancherMan’s never been a fan. I prefer sour cream on my baked potatoes instead of butter. And I enjoy sour cream topping quesadillas. There are actually lots of ways I enjoy it.
But since it’s not consumed regularly it seems a waste to buy a tub of it just to throw most of it away. And c’mon, sour cream’s a little less than healthy #amiright?
So instead I use my own homemade yogurt for a healthy substitute for sour cream.