let’s hear it for the girls: raising girls who know how to homestead

Today, my 13-year-old daughter and I worked finished her extreme bedroom makeover.  Yep, 3 months after we started it, we committed to finishing it.  We both agreed we would commit to the following: no whining lots of humor and laughter to ward off frustration no longing to be outside a commitment to working until we … Continue reading let’s hear it for the girls: raising girls who know how to homestead

growing grace farm

Tonight, I made homemade salsa to go with our dinner.  Yum–bring on the cilantro!  I find, however, that when I buy a bundle of cilantro, we end up eating half right away, then it starts to rot if I don’t watch out.  Made me start

brainstorming about how I could save that cilantro or other fresh herbs that I don’t want to turn to compost sludge in the lower drawer of my fridge.

Here’s a list of ideas that I’ve tried or read about recently, including some great stuff from Pinterest.  I encourage you to spend some time searching for instructions that suit you and your resources the best.

  • Chop and freeze with a little oil (keeps them from browning) then freeze in ice cube trays or small containers.  These work well for sauces, pasta recipes, fish, etc.   Do the same with water and herbs for soups, drinks, and…

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thrifty thursday–a weekly list of whimsical and useful ways to repurpose and upcycle

Ok, someone suggested to me that I need to include something catchy in my blog that would be of interest to people and keep them coming back on a regular basis.  Clearly, the person who made that comment didn't find gardening, homesteading, or farming interesting enough to keep coming back, BUT she did have a … Continue reading thrifty thursday–a weekly list of whimsical and useful ways to repurpose and upcycle