Saturday, March 16, 2013

another canning day

      Well I had gotten the canning itch again! :) So yesterday I canned some baked beans for the first time! They are soooo good! Totally recommend trying it!  I also canned a few jars of mixed veggies for soup. And last but not least canned some chicken stock because I always run out!

        I am excited to be reading the book Country Skills by Alison Candlin. This is now my all time favorite book! I know you all will love this book as well!

 Here are the chapters:

Starting Out
Calendar of Seasonal Tasks
Growing Vegetables
Growing Fruit
Directory of Pests and Diseases
Keeping Animals
Food from Nature
Preserving your produce
Water and Energy Conservation

      Now can you see why I am in love with this book!  I would totally recommend getting this book! There are so many ideas and it gets me so excited to get more land and the ability to get animals!  But for now I will be doing the things in the book that I can do!  So if you want a great read with lots of wonderful information! Check this book out!

     Do you have any books you just love about homesteading or self-sufficency you would recommend? I would  love some new ones to read!

Have a wonderful day!



  1. You have been busy! I cant wait to try some of your canning recipes!

  2. Thanks for the book suggestion! I am always looking for more books to add to my massive farming pile;)

  3. Thanks Shannon! I hope you enjoy them! :)

  4. Thank you Kim for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the book! It is a great addition to my farming pile as well! I have stopped by your blog! It is great! Hope to hear from you again!