Category: Self Reliance Skills

Canning Up Ground Beef

What can be made with ground beef? Nachos, tacos, burritos, sloppy joes, poorman’s meal for starters. It takes so much less time to assemble a meal when the meat is ready than going through a drive through lane and getting an overpriced burger and fries. Read More…

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 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…