Sweet Maple Giveaway! – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#20)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, we will be giving away a copy of the Sweet Maple book and more! Read below to find out how to be entered into the giveway! Happy Fall! Today is the first day of fall, and I am always torn on this day. Very sad to see summer disappear and the end of gardening season. But on the other hand, I am ready to hunker down for a much needed winters rest and work on things that are focused more on the indoors. Preserving all the garden harvest, cooking, quilting, crafting…

Fermented Carrots – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#19)

One easy way to preserve vegetables from the garden, is by fermenting them. Today our featured post will teach you how to make fermented carrots! The Benefits of Fermented Foods Fermenting foods seems to be all the rage right now, and for good reason. Fermented foods increase and add good gut bacteria, or probiotics, into your system. Latest studies are saying that your immune system, is based in your guts. So it is essential to keep that good bacteria level high, to ward off everything from the common cold or virus, to things like auto immune diseases, cancer and more…

All American Apple Pie – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#18)

Fall is in the air and that mean apples! Today our featured post is all about good ol’ American Apple Pie! Fall = Apple Season Be sure to check out my post on Tips on How to Prune Your Apple Trees, it includes a handy dandy video! Apples are just coming into season, and if you grow them on your homestead, you need lots of different ways to preserve them! A few great ways to preserve those apples are by making cider, juice, apple sauce, apple butter, apple pie filling, dehydrated apples. Apple Preservation Last week our featured posts also…

Fall Flavored Cupcakes and Muffins – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#17)

Welcome to September and pumpkin spice season! This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, our featured posts feature fall flavored cupcakes and muffins! Fall = Pumpkin Spice Season Either you love it or you hate it! September hits, and all things pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple hit the shelves! I personally love it, as those are 3 of my most favorite flavors. So this week, I am featuring a couple of posts that share recipes for cupcakes or muffins that feature these fall flavors. Be sure to check out my post on 7 Reasons Why You Should Grow Blue…

How to Make Your Own Ginger Ale – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#16)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, our featured post will teach you how to make your own ginger ale! Health Benefits of Ginger Ginger is an amazing herb that offers lots of health benefits, so why not learn how to make your own ginger ale with it? It is probably best known for helping with stomach problems such as nausea, stomach upset and indigestion. Over the years, it has helped calm the stomach of many pregnant women dealing with morning sickness or those who suffer from motion sickness. It has also been used to calm muscle pain…

Growing Tea on the Homestead – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#15)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, our featured posts are all about tea and why you should be growing tea on the homestead! We are huge tea drinkers in our family, so I was excited to see these two articles in our blog hop last week, How and Why You Should Grow A Tea Garden and 19 Uses for Calendula Tea! Health Benefits of Drinking Tea Green tea is known to be super beneficial for you, in fact, it is one of the healthiest beverages you can drink! It can increase your stamina and memory and help…