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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
It is estimated that a single sneeze can contain up to 40,000 droplets, some traveling at over 100 miles per hour, covering a distance of twelve feet or more. Think of that the next time you’re in an elevator and someone who is obviously sick sneezes. When such an event occurs, you wait and you worry and you wonder—am…
Mary Alice Nickel from Minnesota, asked: Is there a way to create a safe home-made toilet bowl cleaner? No Scrub Toilet Cleaner: This is soooo simple! Flush the toilet to wet the entire bowl. Sprinkle 1 Cup Borax all around inside the bowl, and then pour a 1/2–1 Cup of vinegar all around. Let it sit undisturbed overnight and voila, clean! Now, if…
Prudent Living Helps Historic Downtown Newport Insurance Agency Go Solar Prudent Living recently installed a solar power system for McCrillis and Eldredge Insurance, Inc. The Historic Downtown Newport, New Hampshire independent insurance agency, now affiliated with Lake Sunapee Bank, has provided quality protection in New Hampshire and Vermont since 1890 and is located in a building…
Springtime finds us enjoying much more time outdoors; however that also means bug bites, scrapes, cuts, and probably a few bruises, too! In this article, I’d like to show you how to make your own all natural Bug Repellant and Calendula Salve— you’ll be back outside enjoying the season in no time! If you’re like me, you love the outdoors, but bugs, especially lots of bugs,…
As spring rolls around, we start to think of being outside, enjoying the wonderful weather. Now is also the time to think about establishing your vegetable garden – it’s a wonderful way to save money, get exercise, and help your family to eat healthy. And taking care of a garden is a never-ending and rewarding learning experience. The most…
Question: Will I have power when the grid goes down? Answer: Not unless you have battery backup. For safety reasons, when the power goes out, the PV system automatically stops sending power out on to the grid so linemen do not have to worry about electric shock while they are trying to make repairs. Question: What is the…
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