Category: Self Reliance Skills

Super Easy Recipe to Can Peach Jam !

Super Easy Recipe to Can Peach Jam !

Looking for a super easy recipe to can peach jam? You found it! Ingredients 6 lbs of peaches- rinsed well, 6 1/2 cups of sugar, and 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Directions: Rinse 6 lbs of peaches well and put in pot, pour sugar over Read More…

Super Easy Recipe to Can Apricot Jam !

Super Easy Recipe to Can Apricot Jam !

Looking for a super easy recipe to can apricot jam? You found it! Ingredients 4lbs Apricots- rinsed well, 5 1/2 cups of sugar, and 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. Directions: Rinse 4 lbs of Apricots well and put in pot, pour sugar over apricots, place Read More…

Why Did I Get Up At 7am on August 29th ?

Why Did I Get Up At 7am on August 29th ?

Why did I get up at 7am on August 29th? I got up at 7am to read my power meter at the same time as the meter reader, and confirm it with a picture. I don’t know how other utilities read their customers meters but Read More…

The Busy Mama Garden Update  8/22

The Busy Mama Garden Update 8/22

Boy this summer has gone by quick, I meant to share some pics earlier this month but I always forgot to either bring my phone or charge my phone to take them. Yes, you can have a garden and conserve water. I put 2 links Read More…

Don’t let it’s Size Freak You Out!

Don’t let it’s Size Freak You Out!

Don’t let it’s Size Freak You Out! The canner was so big that I put it in the cabinet and left it there. Three years ago I watched a video on pressure canning and I liked the idea so much that I bought canner online Read More…

First Pics of The Busy Mama Garden 2019

First Pics of The Busy Mama Garden 2019

After all those weeks of rain with only a day here and there to clean things up before the next downpour, my family finally got the opportunity to spend three hours on a sunny day in the garden. Here are a few pics that I Read More…

Making My First Batch of Chicken Noodle Soup. :)

Like 2018, where I made the resolution to make all breads and tortillas our family consumed the whole year, I started 2019 with the pledge to learn how to make our favorite soups from scratch and to learn how to can. Tonight I made chicken Read More…

Amish White Bread- Winner!

Amish White Bread- Winner!

Amish White Bread- Winner! Big Family HomesteadA Shout Out to Big Family Homestead on Youtube! I have been learning how to bake bread by watching your videos. Thanks! So below is my latest accomplishment in the baking , Amish White Bread. French bread was a Read More…

Homemade Cheese Bread and Organic Store Bought Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Cheese Bread and Organic Store Bought Spaghetti Sauce

I have not mastered the sauce yet but when I do , I plan to can. This month my focus is on the bread, there will be no more store bought bread in this house- It must be made from scratch. 🙂

More fun than baking fresh bread is..

Today was the third day that I made bread from scratch. I always thought it was complicated so I never tried to do it from scratch so we had bread machines. Bread from the machine is okay but what I have never liked is takes Read More…

A Spaghetti Sauce with All Good Things.. Don’t Tell the Kids!

1/2 an eggplant diced 1 garlic clove minced 1/3 of a med red onion diced 4 chicken thigh meat diced best you can.. olive oil 2 jars spaghetti sauce 2 bags of tjoes ziti noodles. salt, pepper, turmeric, and cinnamon. Put a large pan on Read More…