Month: December 2013

Homemade Carmel (Caramel)

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Happy New Year! This post is another one that I’m pulling out of my old crockpot blog.  Something simple for New Year’s parties or whenever — homemade carmel.  Yes, I know it’s really spelled CARAMEL, but we pronounce it “carmel,”…

Snow Cream

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Snow cream is a fun treat to make during the winter, and a great reason to welcome fresh snow!  Snow cream is like ice cream made with snow, and it’s so easy to make.  What you’ll need is plain sugar,…

Preparing Chickens for Winter

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Chickens are a very easy animal to keep and tend to, especially for those looking to try their hand at hobby farming.  The basic needs of chickens are a fresh supply of water, food, and shelter.  Those needs don’t change…

Bee Update and Winter Prep

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When the weather turns chilly in the fall, it’s time to do a few things to help the bees for the winter.  Here are some things I’m doing for my bees to get them ready for winter. 1.  Tilt the…

Chalupa!

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I’m pulling another crockpot recipe out from the old blog — another favorite — Chalupa!  Chalupa is like pulled pork with a Mexican twist.  I’ve made this several times since I originally posted the recipe, and it’s such an easy, delicious, and…

Rose Hips

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Can you name any “super foods” that have been in the headlines lately?  So far, I haven’t seen rose hips make the list, but I think they ought to.  They have 20 times the Vitamin C in them as oranges…