“Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency. ” James H. Douglas

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Food Preparation and Preservation – Articles and tips about preparing and preserving your harvest and deals. Plus there are ideas for food storage and tasty recipes to share amongst friends.






Finished Compost thumb Growing Your Own Food – News, information and thoughts about gardening, fruit and nut trees, berries and growing grains.






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