strawberry pineapple low sugar freezer jam

Low Sugar Freezer Jam

With many people looking to eat healthier, I wanted to share this low sugar freezer jam recipe. It is the perfect way to use up extra homegrown fruit, even if you don’t have a huge harvest. You can mix it up quickly, with any extra fruit you have on hand …

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5 colored peppers ready to roast

Oven Roasted Red Peppers

Preview: If you grow your own peppers, you can make roasted red peppers to use all winter long. This easy tutorial will show you how to roast red peppers in your oven. We grow lots of bell peppers around here. We use them in a variety of dishes all summer …

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a bearded iris in the flower garden

How to Grow Irises

How (& Why) You Might Want to Grow Irises Why should you grow irises? For starters, they are an easy-to-grow flower that comes back every year. They will grow in almost any part of the US. The flowers are great for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Irises also make beautiful cut …

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a coyote is a common chicken predator

Common Chicken Predators

There are many chicken predators that want to make a tasty meal of your chickens or their eggs. These are the most common ones you may encounter and the best ways to foil them. Warning: There are a few details of our raccoon attacks that may not be suitable for …

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a homemade candle surrounded by decorative balls and a flower

How to Make Homemade Candles

Homemade candles are fun to make and give as gifts. This tutorial will show you how easy it is to make homemade candles using essential oils. I love giving homemade gifts. I tend to make homemade gifts for the majority of the adults in my life. It (usually) saves money …

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