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Don’t Make These Gardening Mistakes

Don’t Make These Gardening Mistakes

After 2 years of gardening, I have learned some pretty big lessons.  Our first garden we put it all in buckets, and only got tomatoes…everything else was traumatized too much from hail damage…or poor nutrients  Our second year we did the garden, this year, have made TONS of mistakes, we tried square foot gardening, which was mostly a success.  Although we had hail damage again, it was later in the season so our garden was able to jump back.  Here…

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Should I Update the Budget?

Should I Update the Budget?

You’ve created a budget.  Every month you’ve been looking at your history of spending and seeing how you did.  Now what? Do I need to update it? How do I know if it’s where it needs to be? Budgets are tricky things.  They are hard to figure out at times, especially as life happens and income may change.  I’ve got a few signs to look for that may help you answer this question and determine if you need to update…

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How to Make an Emergency Plan

How to Make an Emergency Plan

You are told you need to evacuate your home in 1 hour, what are you going to do? When I originally started writing this blog post my answer was grab our 72-hour kits, fill up with gas and go.  But I KNEW that wasn’t write, and our family needed to have a better emergency plan. We have 3 young kids in our  family, and my husband works.  If something were to happen when he was gone at work, I would…

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Hand vs Electric Wheat Grinder- Which one is best for you?

Hand vs Electric Wheat Grinder- Which one is best for you?

This post may contain affiliate links.  Read my affiliate link disclosure here In the food storage community, a wheat grinder is an important appliance to have.  Especially if you are storing tons and tons of wheat.  Here is a comparison between a hand vs electric wheat grinder to help you with your decision. Different Wheat Grinders The biggest difference between wheat grinders are if they are manual labor or not.  In other words, hand vs electric.  Here are the two hand…

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7 Uncomfortable Truths about Food Storage

7 Uncomfortable Truths about Food Storage

This post may contain affiliate links.  Read my affiliate link disclosure here So, you are looking to start your food storage huh?  Every one tells you should should be doing it, and you want to get started.  I LOVE food storage!  But I wouldn’t be doing my duty in educating you about it if I didn’t share with you the 7 uncomfortable truths about food storage. Uncomfortable Truths about Food Storage 1. Tastes different The taste will not taste as good…

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