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The basement, 1.5 years later

It occurs to me that I’ve not posted more basement pics lately. So, I’m going to walk you thru what I’ve got now, comparing it with the pictures from THIS earlier post.  So, without further adieu, here we go! In the … Continue reading

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How to waterproof canvas

This is not so much a post about cooking or gardening, as it is about our preparations for a large event we sell at every year called Pennsic.  Every year, we and 10-20 thousand other crazy people who are members … Continue reading

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Cookbooks and recipes

How do I get the recipes and processes I use in all of my canning? Well, let me tell you…I cheat. I use older cookbooks.  Those are the absolute best.  If it’s from the 20’s on to about the 80’s, … Continue reading

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Oil lamps

I have been a bit oil lamp obsessed over the last year or so.  When we moved, we uncovered the two lamps I’d had, but never used.  Squee!  It makes my heart go pitty pat! Immediately, those went onto the kitchen … Continue reading

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Water Storage

Das husband and I have been working at being more self sufficient and disaster prepared.  Towards the disaster prepared end of things, we have been working on (AND COMPLETED!!!) the water storage!  YAY!!!  It only took us 6 months to … Continue reading

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A pantry, larder or stockpile – What is it? Why do those crazy folks on TV think it’s so important?

There seem to be an unusually high number of programs on TV lately dealing with prepping, stockpiling and extreme couponing; all revolving around food storage.  For some, it’s a way to offset economic hardship – buying for free or very … Continue reading

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