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Carnival of Homesteading – Long Over Due Edition

July 20th, 2009 · 4 Comments

There has been so much going on in my life over the past month or so that the carnival has gotten away from me so this edition is going to be HUGE.   I hope that you will check out all of the articles.

Canning

Carolyn presents The Barber Bunch: How to make Strawberry Jam posted at The Barber Bunch.

RC presents Create an Edible Container Garden This Spring posted at Think Your Way to Wealth.

Carolyn presents The Barber Bunch: Canning Class at Carriage Hill Metro Park posted at The Barber Bunch.

Cindy S presents 12 Vegetables You Can Grow in a Pot posted at Oh My Aching Debts, saying, “No Room for a garden? Of course, you have room! This list will give you vegetables you can grow in a pot.”

Carolyn presents The Barber Bunch: How to make Sauerkraut posted at The Barber Bunch.

Cindy S presents Seven Deadly Homemade Weedkillers Unmasked: Vinegar posted at Small Homestead, saying, “I have been trying each one of the seven deadly homemade weedkillers. Today I experimented with vinegar and you can see the results.”

Vikki Lawrence-Williams presents Preserving Asparagus by Canning posted at Survival Cooking, Gardening and Emergency Preparedness Info, saying, “Asparagus is ready to harvest, but what can be done with it? Dehydrate it (http://www.survival-cooking.com/2009/05/preserving-asparagus-by-dehydrating.html) or preserve it by canning (http://www.survival-cooking.com/2009/05/preserving-asparagus-by-canning.html).”

Gardening

Yanic Arsenault presents Our garden –Year 2 : Eggshells, the wonder trash posted at Adventures into green.

Wren Caulfield presents Save Money on Food: Grow Your Own! posted at True Adventures in Money Hacking.

Meadowwood Garden presents Growing Tomatoes posted at Meadowwood Garden, saying, “Everything you need to know to grow the best-tasting tomatoes you have ever eaten!”

Gregory E. Rouse presents Raised Bed Gardening with a Tractor Tire posted at Raised-Bed-Gardening Blog, saying, “how to build a raised bed out of an old tractor tire”

Mary@SimplyForties presents Update on my Urban “Farm” posted at SimplyForties.

Jason presents How to Build a Square Foot Garden posted at The Frugal Dad.

Julian Pollock presents The History of Shutters – From Marble and Straw Mats to Metal and Poly-Wood Slats | TheHistoryOf.net posted at The History Of – Blog, saying, “It’s a double benefit when one discovers that polywood style materials, developed to be a cost saver – also turn out to help reduce one’s carbon footprint. More households are turning to door and window shutters for protection against our increasingly unpredictable weather. So now there are eco-options using forest-saving polymers as well as sustainable wood as regulated by the FSC.”

Kristen Welch presents We Are THAT Family: Green Acres Edition posted at We Are THAT Family.

Farm Animals

Belle presents How to Pasteurize Goat Milk posted at Homesteaderbelle’s Blog.

00FF00 presents Battery Hen Welfare Trust posted at ooffoo, saying, “A member of the ooffoo community discovers how to adopt an “ex-bat” and other ways of making changes to benefit the welfare of battery hens in an interview with Jane Howarth of the Battery Hen Welfare Trust.”

Sahara Reins presents Presentation is Important When Selling Free Range Eggs posted at Fowl Visions.

Belle presents Fried Fish, a LaMancha Dairy Goat, and Homemade Goat Milk Ice Cream posted at Homesteaderbelle’s Blog.


Recipes

kara thurmond presents Grilled Blue Cheese Portobello Burgers posted at An Hour In the Kitchen, saying, “Make your own buns, mayo, mustard and ketchup for your grilled Portobello Burgers!”

Marjorie Morgan presents The Woman’s Guide to Boating and Cooking posted at GO! Girls Outdoors, saying, “a review of a wonderful ‘boatkeeping’ manual (written in the style of a 60’s or 70’s housekeeping manual) that I found at a garage sale – entertaining, amusing and very different!”

Gregory E. Rouse presents Family Meals Under $5 – Spaghetti posted at Frugal-Living-Skills Blog, saying, “Weekly grocery circulars often read “feed a family of 4 for under $10!”. I’m sure most of you have laughed at this as I did. As a result, I began to wonder what does dinner really cost for my family of 8? So I set a challenge for myself and I figured if I kept it under $5, I was doing good”

Belle presents How to make Fried Zucchini – with pictures posted at Homesteaderbelle’s Blog.

Gardening

Sandy Wong presents Guidelines and Basic Tips of Drilling Drainage Hole on Garden Container | Gardening on Cloud 9 posted at Gardening on Cloud 9, saying, “We know that good drainage is the key to healthy plants, but the containers that we find most attractive are often the ones without drainage holes. But we can drill the drainage holes by ourselves, and it is much easier than what most of us would expect. All we need is an electric drill and steady hands. And here, let me show you how to drill holes on our containers.”

The Austerity Kitchen presents Mushrooms: The Poor Man’s Meat posted at The Austerity Kitchen.

Mother Hen presents Garden Update posted at Mother Hen.

Stan Wrobel presents Rhubarb « Cottage and Yard posted at Cottage and Yard, saying, “If your going to plant something why not make it a delicious perennial vegetable that you can eat over ice cream or pancakes.”

The Family presents Planting tomatoes posted at Once Upon a Family, saying, “Get your tomatoes off to a good start”

Rani presents Apple Dapple Cake posted at Indoor Garden Musings.

Brian presents Super Sturdy Trellis posted at Meadowwood Garden, saying, “Need support? The Super Sturdy Trellis is inexpensive, easy to make and a hurricane couldn’t knock it down! Perfect for pole beans, peas, melons, cucumbers etc. Visit us to learn how to make yours!”

Renee V. Rouse presents Family Meals for Under $5 May 1st posted at Frugal-Living-Skills Blog, saying, “…Weekly grocery circulars often read “feed a family of 4 for under $10!”. I’m sure most of you have laughed at this as I did. As a result, I began to wonder what does dinner really cost for my family of 8? I figured if I kept it under $5, I was doing good…”

00FF00 presents Wildlife in your Garden posted at ooffoo, saying, “A member of the ooffoo community presents nine top tips on managing as well as encouraging natural wildlife in your garden.”

Miscellaneous

Chris presents Dealing with unwelcome guests in your house (part 2) posted at Home I Own, saying, “The rest of my article about dealing with spiders”

Emma presents What is your child eating? posted at Baby-Log.

Sahara Reins presents Things to Consider When Buying Humming bird Feeders posted at Fowl Visions.

Sustainable living

Kristen Welch presents We Are THAT Family: Shades of Green posted at We Are THAT Family.

Flea presents Be A Survivor: …I Will CRUSH You… posted at Be A Survivor.

Heather Levin presents Natural Ant Control posted at The Greenest Dollar, saying, “Don’t put chemicals down to get rid of summer ants. Try these natural home remedies instead!”

Preserving

Carolyn presents The Barber Bunch: How to Dry Tomatoes posted at The Barber Bunch.

Vikki Lawrence-Williams presents Preserving Rhubarb from the Garden posted at Survival Cooking, Gardening and Emergency Preparedness Info, saying, “Rhubarb isn’t just for pies and preserves. Dehydrate it, then this winter, sprinkle it in your oatmeal! http://www.survival-cooking.com/2009/05/preserving-rhubarb-from-garden.html”

The Smarter Wallet presents Family Budget For Frugal Living: Living Cheap Can Be Fun, Too! posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “Thanks!”

Recipes

00FF00 presents Top 10 Vegetarian Soups posted at ooffoo, saying, “A member of the ooffoo community presents ten scrumptious veggie soup recipes to take you through the year, from summer watercress to winter minestrone.”

The Austerity Kitchen presents Fried Elderberry Blossoms posted at The Austerity Kitchen.

Heather Levin presents Easy Frugal Bread Recipe posted at The Greenest Dollar, saying, “This no-knead bread recipe is super easy and it’s made in a Dutch Oven. Lots of pictures for each step!”

Sahara Reins presents How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs posted at Fowl Visions.

jenafer presents How To: Making Mozzarella Cheese posted at Cage Free Monkeys.

Recycling

Yanic Arsenault presents Rethinking recycling – When you move, donate goods and share resources! posted at Adventures into green.

Brian presents When Good Frugality Goes Bad posted at Meadowwood Garden, saying, “The story of a man, a truck, a dog, some glass, and good intentions…”

MomToCherubs presents It’s Berry Pickin’ Time posted at Simply Beck’s Bounty.

2 Pennies Earned presents Frugal Tips for the Home Cook posted at Two Pennies Earned, saying, “I’d like to share some tips I’ve been using lately as I’m cooking for myself more, eating out less, and trying hard to not throw anything away.”

Sara presents Polliwogs and Doodles, unschooling, hands on learning, natural parenting, homeschooling, nutrition, gardening, baking, frugal living, foraging posted at Polliwogs and Doodles, saying, “Easy tutorial for making diapers out of recycled clothing!”

presents Cat Urine Smell Remover Recipe posted at Home Life Weekly, saying, “It can be difficult to remove cat urine smell from furnishings as the cat urine odor tends to linger, well instead of buying expensive odour removers, this recipe can be used to remove the odor of other pets as well.”

Sustainable Living

Joshua presents Tips for Learning during Summertime posted at Family and Parenting, saying, “Even though it is summertime, it is a good idea to keep your child’s mind active.”

Clea Danaan presents Happiness is Living the Farm Life in the Suburbs posted at Clea Danaan’s Intuitive Gardening Blog.

Pinyo presents Save Money and Benefit with Homemade Products posted at Moolanomy, saying, “Learn how to make your own homemade products is fun and good for you and the environment. Here are some examples to help you get started today.”

Nancy Miller presents Top 100 Blogs for DIY Home Improvement posted at Construction Management Degrees.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of homesteading using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ooffoo // Jul 21, 2009 at 2:52 am

    Thanks so much for featuring our articles – that’s a pretty abundant carnival! Such great guidance out there, isn’t there?! Keep up the great blogging work, everyone : )

  • 2 Cindy // Jul 21, 2009 at 3:15 am

    ooffoo, it was a pleasure to read and include all of the articles. Thank you for your submission!

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