Guest Post: Spicy Thai Jerky

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I received an email from a regular that I’ve gone over with a fine toothed […]

Home Canning – Your First Batch, Strawberry Jam

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This is the final entry in my Home Canning series. I cannot stress how simple the whole process is, how little extra equipment you need, how much money you save on the end product, or how much better quality and taste is of the final […]

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Home Canning – Sources for Items to Can

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Not everyone has an acre of garden beds producing bushels of produce daily, or pastures for cows, goats, pigs or any other living protein source. Some of use are living in town with barely enough room for a small bed of basil…
Where do we find […]

Home Canning – The Processing Options (Part 2)

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This is Part 2 in my Simple Steps to Getting Started Canning series. (Click here for yesterday’s post, Part 1)
Today, I’ll go over the types of safe processing, food types for each, and the reasons certain types of foods require different types of processing.
As I […]

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Intro to Home Canning

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To me, canning is a phrase that conjures up memories of damp, dusty cellars full of the harvest from last year (or older) that was preserved at home for future use. Before the days of “just in time inventory” and shipping food across the entire planet, canning allowed a […]

Quail Links

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Here are links to articles I’ve written regarding Quail, listed in chronological order, oldest to newest.
My choice in animals for “Urbansteading”
Birds (chickens, ducks, & quail)
Thinking about Raising Coturnix or Pharoah Quail?
What to do with thirty Quail Eggs
Revisiting My choice in animals for “Urbansteading”
Coturnix Quail (Yes, Again!)
Backyard Egg Options
Coturnix Quail for Homesteaders […]

Repairing an Excalibur 3900 (No Heat)

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I recently had a failure of my Excalibur dehydrator‘s heating element. Since it comes with a 10 year warranty, I had plenty of time left to get it fixed. An email to the company along with my make, model number, and serial number showed I was still […]

Community Gardens

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Do how does a guy that has no use for organized sports end up driving 4 hours just to spend three days watching a team he doesn’t like play against another team he doesn’t like?
The same way he ends up staying in a state he didn’t care much for, only to […]

Quail Week Day 5 – Processing Quail

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This is the final chapter in the 5 day Quail Week FloridaHillbilly How-To. We’ve covered my setup and my brooder live video feed, We’ve talked about my incubator, how I built it and the incubation process. We then moved on to brooders, feeders, the importance of […]

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Quail Week Day 4 – Quail Housing

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Day four in my week long series about quail. I’ve written about my setup and my brooder live video feed, I’ve talked about my incubator, how I built it and the incubation process, as well as talking about brooders, feeders, the importance of water, and how […]