It’s only March, but there’s much to do now to prepare for your vegetable garden. Spring is almost here, y’all!
Decisions need to be made. Do you know what you’ll plant this year? What does your family like to eat? What about companion planting?
I’ve been both planning for (as well as actually working in) my garden already. For my garden, I’ve made a Simple Spreadsheet to track the data on my garden each year. It helps me see what I grew where last year and I’ve noted companion planting data too.
Your garden will obviously be different, but it’s easy to set up a spreadsheet like this. Or some people just use a notebook and hand-written notes. Whatever’s easiest for you.
OK, so you’ve got the garden planned. Now you need to get started. Come see what’s going on this month for planning our garden…
Everyone knows that spaghetti is a simple yet delicious meal. But, you know, sometimes you want something with a little more zing. A little something different. You know, just a little more excitement.
How about giving plain ole spaghetti a facelift? How about a taco theme for a little Mexican flair?
It sounded good to me. So I decided to give a taco-styled spaghetti idea a try.
It’s a simple dish, and the kids will love it too. I mean – spaghetti ANDtacos? What’s not to love??
So if you’re after the one-pot preparation simplicity of a spaghetti supper but want to try something different, this taco spaghetti is an easy, cheesy, delicious option for your family too.
I use canning jars for many things here on the Homestead. Everything from actual food canning to storing leftovers in the refrigerator to storing dehydrated food in the pantry.
Although I shy away from using glass in my freezer, many people repurpose canning jars to freeze foods as well. (using proper headspace recommendations of course)
Since you can only use traditional 2 piece canning flats & rings once for actually canning food, often I’ll utilize previously-used canning flats & rings to top those canning jars I’m using for other food storage.
But sometimes doinking around with a 2-part lid is inconvenient.
Come see what I’ve found to replace that 2-part lid for food storage on the cheap.
Texas was hit with a prolonged dangerous polar vortex winter storm. At one point the entire state of Texas (every county in the whole state)was under a winter storm warning. That’s one for the record books, y’all
Millions of people found themselves without power. Some for only an hour or so, some due to actual power outages were without power for much longer – even days.
It’s a dangerous situation, y’all. How do you keep warm when the power goes out?