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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...
Nov 28 2013
How Does a Grid-Tied Solar Photovoltaic System Work? by Tim Biebel, Vice President of Prudent Living Inc. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems provide clean electricity that has many benefits. Renewable energy is better for the environment, better for your bottom line, and is long lasting. So while it is easy to understand the benefits of clean energy, it is not always easy to understand how it…
A location was chosen with a southern exposure to take advantage of as much passive solar heating as possible. This affected placement and sizes of windows, for example, with the tradeoff being how much heat could be absorbed and retained in the house on a cold day with the sun shining, versus how much heat might be lost through the same…
With the assistance of various experts in the field, Wemple concluded that between 25,000 to 32,000 BTUs “British Thermal Units” of heat would be needed to heat the home he wanted to build, on the coldest days, if he were to keep the house’s thermostats at normal, livable temperatures. Less (about 24,000 BTUs daily) might be needed if the temperature were…
With retirement and fixed income living just a few years ahead, the handwriting was on the wall for Don Wemple: Find away to reduce living costs, or find another place to live. The answer for the Bridgewater Corners, Vermont, renewable energy expert was relatively easy in one way – he loves living in Vermont, even if temperatures do drop to minus…
We’ve all heard it said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder!” If that’s true, it can also be said that “Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.” The fact is that any “beholder” can change his mind any time he wants to, and in the end, most beauty versus ugly discussions are a matter of…
What’s Your Definition of the Word Prudent? With the help of Fiona Campbell, we interviewed people on the street in Hanover, NH (home of Dartmouth College), asking them this question: What is your definition of the word “prudent?” The following are some of the transcribed responses. You think ahead. You’re cautious, and thoughtful. I suppose it would mean living within…
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