Embracing the season of harvest

It's the busiest season right now, but it is the best season! Explore the blog for harvest season goodness.

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When it comes to preserving strawberries, preserving methods such as making strawberry jam, freezing and making pie filling can easily come to mind. But have you considered dehydrating strawberries?! 8 Reasons to Dehydrate Strawberries Extended Shelf Life: Dehydrating strawberries significantly extends their shelf life. By removing most of the water content, which is the primary […]

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How to Dehydrate Strawberries For Long Term Storage

Dehydrating, Homesteading, Preserving, Summer

Lemonade served on a kitchen table

If you love fresh lemonade on a hot summer day, this recipe is for you! This delicious homemade lemonade concentrate is made from two simple ingredients, lemon juice, and sugar! I broke this recipe into two days since if you don’t have an automatic citrus juicer like me, juicing 12 lbs of lemons by hand […]

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Homemade Lemonade Concentrate

Canning, Drinks, Freezing, Homesteading, Summer

It’s watermelon season, and today I want to discuss how to freeze watermelon. You could be wondering why would you ever want to freeze watermelon, but there are so many uses for frozen watermelon and it beats throwing it in the compost when you can’t eat it fast enough! Why Freeze Watermelon In prime watermelon […]

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How to Freeze Watermelon

Freezing, Summer

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