Monthly Archives: March 2015

Q and A: storing vacuum sealed food, dents in lids, and...

Storing vacuum sealed food If an item is vacuum sealed with a vacuum sealer machine how long will the food keep? If sealed in vacuum...

More snow and below-zero temps

As we're crawling towards spring, we've been stuck in a cold arctic spell. Last night it was -18 and today at noon, it warmed...

Q and A: rendering pig fat, canning mulberries, and source for...

Rendering pig fat Could you give me a rough idea of how many pounds of pig fat I will need to render down in order...

It’s pepper plantin’ time!

Yesterday I went down to the basement to retrieve our pepper seeds from the big plastic tote that holds 1/3 of our seeds. (Do...