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Dec 6 2013
This is a wonderful recipe to make when cranberries are at their peak between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The scarlet cranberry lends a tartness to compliment the orange of this marmalade. Cranberry Orange Marmalade 2 medium oranges 1 lemon 3 cups of water 2 cups of fresh (or frozen) cranberries 4 cups of sugar Remove the thin outer rind of the oranges and lemon and cut into very fine strips, you can also use a zester. Place the rind and water in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover and reduce the heat. Boil gently......Read more...
Dec 5 2013
Welcome To The HomeAcre Hop! It’s time to link up with the HomeAcre Hop! Link up your favorite posts or just check out the various links, there are some very talented bloggers out there! I am learning so much each week from all of you. Please, only link posts that you haven’t linked before to keep the hop fresh and fun for everyone. Be sure to visit the other hosts as well. We would love to have you follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy, Google+, Instagram or by email! Sandra @ Clearwater Farm, Kathi @ Oak Hill Homestead, Mary @ Homegrown on the Hill, Jenny @ Black Fox......Read more...
Dec 4 2013
I love homemade gifts. One of my favorite gifts received over the years was a candleholder my youngest son made for me. It was made out of a white birch log and I just loved the simplicity of it. This year I decided to try to make one myself with a little help from my husband. We have numerous white birches on our property so locating a tree to cut down was easy. My husband cut the tree into several pieces. Once the tree was cut, the log lengths were cut in half. A few holes were drilled into the wood......Read more...
Dec 3 2013
If you’ve been following any sort of twelve-month plan you should be able to avoid the packed stores in December and the big bills in the New Year. All that’s left to do is mail out cards with a family photo, decorate the house, put up the tree, finish wrapping the presents and enjoy the season! Does that sound a bit too organized? Hopefully you’ve started preparing for the Christmas season in advance. Shopping for sales during the year and making small purchases here and there instead of waiting until the last moment. It’s important to focus on the true......Read more...
Dec 2 2013
I love receiving homemade gifts a much as I enjoy giving them. This delicious soup mix can be layered in glass jars to give as gifts. With a few additional ingredients your friends and family can have soup simmering on the stove in just minutes. Friendship Soup Mix ½ cup dry split beans 1/3 cup beef bouillon granules ¼ cup pearl barley ½ cup dry lentils ¼ cup minced onion 2 tsp Italian seasoning ½ cup uncooked long grain rice ½ cup alphabet macaroni or other small macaroni Additional Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 3 quarts of water 1 can......Read more...
Nov 29 2013
One of the things I love about this time of year is making soup. Nothing tastes better on a cold day than a warm bowl of soup. I usually grow an abundance of winter squash in my garden and often use them in making soup. I interchange recipes using pumpkin and winter squash with good results. I have to say that Butternut Bisque is one of my favorites. Butternut Bisque Serves 4-6 2 Tbsp butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup diced carrots Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onion and carrots and sauté over medium low......Read more...
I spent some time out on the roof of one of our solar projects this week, and when I finally came down I noticed that my skin was a bit red. This isn’t an uncommon thing in my life, and probably not yours either. Late spring into early fall the weather is too warm for…
Last week I was driving by a small farm on my way into town. They were setting their tractor up with a roll of white plastic to do another row of planting. I pass this farm all the time and I always wonder to myself, why on earth they’re covering up their crops with sheet…
Today and tomorrow we’re putting the final touches on the display. The glass is going in, computer monitors are getting mounted, and the shelving is finally ready to go in place. It’s really starting to look good! All the educational info is at the printer and coming back to us today and tomorrow, so…
We’re in the last stages! The electronics are going in, and the educational portions are all sent to print. Video monitors are going in today and tomorrow. We’re on schedule and almost ready. In the meantime, I promised to post more train descriptions as time drew near. Here’s the third of four! The…
This is the week we’ve been waiting for! Our efforts are dedicated and focused on finishing this display before the grand opening this Saturday. In preparation for that here’s another fun little write up on the second of our railways. There are still two left, and I’ll be putting them up here on the blog throughout…
As the grand opening approaches, I’ll be releasing some of the more fun information related to the Prudent Living Train and it’s four working tracks. We’ve named each of them, and written a fictional history for each of them as a bit of fun for the display. None of it is real, of course,…
It’s been a little while since we’ve updated you on the progress for the train. Well wait not longer! It’s just about done. The tables are together and ready for testing. All that’s left is the rather lengthy electrical work, the glass enclosure, and finally the educational space/railing around the outside. We went out…
I got a call from my sister last week about a computer issue she was having that was semi-related to my last “prudent computing” post, but I thought it was different enough to merit a new post. She called me up and said she had been searching around for something for her son. He’s only…
Camping season is fast approaching. For those of us who enjoy the great outdoors, the warm weather is a sign of good things to come. Perhaps you can feel the pull of the weekend hike, and the smell of nature is a reminder that very soon you’ll be able to get out and enjoy some…
Naturally, since the spring weather has finally arrived it’s only natural to talk about that, but today I’m going to dig into my roots of computer guy work. I ran across an interesting problem on one of the office computers yesterday which had to do with a very classic problem I ran into a lot…
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Construction videos related to new homes, remodeling, and additions.
Informative videos regarding what goes on during and after an energy audit.
Videos regarding our educational, model train displays.
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