Monthly Archives: August 2013

Rendering Lard

The butcher left us with four pieces of fat this morning.  Two pieces of leaf fat (from around the kidneys, and two of back fat.  I can’t seem to tell them apart so I’ve decided to render them separately as … Continue reading

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Zone Cleaning – Week 1 (DTEF)

I decided to jump on board (albeit a little late) a task challenge from the Down to Earth Community Forum site.  Week One involves Porches/Entrances/Hallways The Front Porch: ~ Declutter ~ Remove Cobwebs ~ Clean door windows ~ Wipe down … Continue reading

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A Good-bye and A Thank-you

Today was the day that the butcher came to process Ham and Bacon for us.  I decided to take our son off thrift shopping and leave the day to my dearest husband.  He was especially close to the pigs and … Continue reading

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Granola Bars – Take 1

Ingredients 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup  unsweetened coconut 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 1/2 cup raisins 1 1/2 cup fruit and nut trail mix 1 cup whole wheat flour flour 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Homemade Face Cream

Ingredients ¼ cup almond oil 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons beeswax ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil (about 7 capsules) 1 tablespoon shea butter Directions Place all ingredients in a glass jar (canning) in a pan with water.  The water level … Continue reading

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Canning up a storm

Canned Tuna The morning started with 4 half-pints of tuna lion (I found it in the freezer).  I followed the OSU Extension Office’s Instructions for this project.  I packed the tuna into the jars, added 1/2 teas salt and olive oil to … Continue reading

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Summer’s almost over for Me :{

Two weeks left before it’s back to school for me so I thought I’d better get busy.  The camera’s on vacation to the beach without me, but I wanted to write something so I could remember when I started a … Continue reading

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