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Dec 12 2013
Happy Holidays From The HomeAcre Hop! It’s time to link up with the Happy Holidays HomeAcre Hop! For the next two weeks you are invited to 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. This special hop will only run for two weeks and then the hosts will be taking a week off to spend with our families. Please, only link posts that you haven’t linked before to keep the hop fresh and fun for everyone. Be sure......Read more...
Dec 11 2013
In December the garden is not much to look at, it is frozen and covered with a light dusting of snow. Instead I enjoy the color I find inside with my houseplants. There are flowers in abundance. From the cascades of orchid blossoms. To the abundance of narcissus blooms. Even my cyclamen is covered with blooms. I am most pleased with the new growth on my bay plant, looking forward to harvesting my own bay leaves! Remember the Aloe Vera plant I transplanted? It is also doing well. I may be dreaming of the gardening season to come but in......Read more...
Dec 10 2013
Do you recycle? I have been recycling for years. Growing up my mom started a recycling program in our hometown. The money raised by selling crushed glass and aluminum cans was used to purchase land to be added to the towns land trust organization; the Guilford Land Trust. A win win situation. As the years have gone by the way we recycle has changed. In many towns it is mandatory. Some towns require that the recycling be separated, glass, plastics and metal. In our town everything goes into one recycling container. However there are numerous rules we follow. For example......Read more...
Dec 9 2013
Before you read today’s post, have you entered my giveaway for a Pressure Canner, a Water Bath Caner and a Recipe Book? Click HERE to enter! Here in Vermont the winter is upon us. The days are short and cold. What vegetables can you find in the local Farmers Market this time of year? If you want to buy vegetables that are local your choice will be limited. It is the time of year for citrus but it is shipped in. Local vegetables are limited to beets, cabbage, carrots, onions, rutabagas, turnips and winter squash. Beets are in season in......Read more...
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...
Recently we completed a 17 kW roof-top solar array for Hidden Springs Maple in Putney, VT. Hidden Springs Maple is a family maple farm in Putney, Vermont that has been making maple syrup for over 50 years. Their sugar bush spans over 1,000 acres in Putney and Westminster West, Vermont. With this array Hidden Springs will…
Question: I want to do what I can to conserve energy and also to become a more responsible consumer of resources in terms of our home and family. Where can a person begin if they have limited resources but a real desire to live more prudently in relation to renewable resources? Answer: Energy conservation is always the place to begin when considering one’s…
Here is an old classic Accident Report. I remember hearing this when I was just a young lad… Site Accident Report Dear Sirs, I am writing in response to your request for additional information for line number 3 of the accident reporting form. I put “poor planning” as the cause of my accident. You said…
Act One, Scene One by Bruce Incze Anne got it in her head that re-enacting Monty Python’s “In Search of the Holy Grail” was the best way to commemorate her brother’s fifteenth birthday. Right she was! Anne worked hard. She found a script on the Internet, edited it a bit, and printed off copies for the multitude of…
Simply Clean By Lisa Barthuly I find that keeping it simple is best. That theory applies to many things in life, especially in my homekeeping efforts! In my attempts to keep things frugal and be a good steward, as well as keep all the chemicals and toxic cleaners OUT of our homestead— we make our…
Your Debt Can Threaten Your Health by Dr. James Dill “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.” -Mr. Micawber (in David Copperfield by Charles Dickens) Here are some recent statistics related to consumer debt in the United States: • Average credit card debt…
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