Recently amidst all the world's ails we were challenge to a collaboration with another channel, Breaking Free Off Grid. Generally, I don't usually do collaborations, but given the times we live in, I have a strong desire for a sense of community. It has been fives years since we started blogging, and our world has … Continue reading Fifth Year Blogging Anniversary and 10 Probing Questions
Off grid or on grid living; it makes no difference when troubles come. I believe we are judged by those around us, whether we like it or not, on how we handle the obstacles we face in life. What began as a series of posts to remember and share our vacation to the Medora Musical … Continue reading As I return home, an Appendix prepares to Leave.
In my last post, I discussed our off grid vacation to Medora, North Dakota. First off, we were going on vacation, so I grabbed one piece of technology, my cell phone. My computer, camera, video camera, and sound recording devices remained behind. I was after all on vacation. I figured if I wanted video or … Continue reading Vacation from the Homestead
It is December and we want to congratulate the winner for our Free Candle Give Away. Wait, this month we have 3 Winners!!! Each winner is receiving one of our Christmas Candles. Merry Christmas Everyone! Each month Pauper's Candle Company, our Off Grid Homestead Business, picks a name from our Email Family List and that … Continue reading Pauper’s Candle Company December Winners!!! – Our Off Grid Business
Hello and welcome to Part 2 of my video / blog series, Cooking with a Wood Cook Stove - Pioneer Pumpkin Pie. In the video you will see how I make a pumpkin pie crust from scratch. Additionally, I pull out my sugar pumpkin from my wood cook stove and show what it should look … Continue reading Cooking with My Wood Cook Stove- Pioneer Pumpkin Pie from Scratch : 2/4
Thank you from Pauper's Candles to all who are part of our email family. We appreciate all of you!!! The harvest is all in here on our homestead and Pauper's Candles is busy making our Fall and Winter candle scents. This month we are happy to give our Harvest Moon Soy Candle to our winner. … Continue reading November Candle Give Away Winner is…
When my husband and I were living in a town of less than 100 people in Central Oregon, I tasted my first home canned dill pickle. To say the least, I fell in love with them. They tasted SO GOOD! They were "dill-y", had a great dill ping to them and the overall taste was … Continue reading How to Can Dill Pickles !!!
This year I had a great time harvesting my vegetables from my garden and preserving them for future use. This year I was able to harvest my Basil and make Pesto. I really love to make pesto and freeze it, so when I am wanting to make chicken pesto pizza, or any other dish that … Continue reading Making Pesto from Garden Fresh Basil
During this time of year, late Summer and early Fall, I am busy harvesting and preserving on our Homestead. Our own peach trees do not produce enough fruit to be able to can, so I have found a local organic orchard, where I can purchase my fruit and in this case, peaches. I love getting … Continue reading Canning Peaches on the Homestead 🙂
Have you ever thought to yourself, what do I do with this candle now that I have burned it? We say, "turn it into a drinking glass." All you have to do with your Pauper's Candle is clean out your jar and you have yourself a glass that you can fill with your favorite beverage. … Continue reading Turn Your Pauper’s Candle into a Drinking Glass!!!