Got a large family and a small food budget? Yet, due to your high standards for nutrition, you shudder at the thought of filling hungry tummies with cheap, non-nutritious filler foods? Here are 14 ways you can nourish your large family on a small budget. (These tips apply to smaller families, too!) [by Wardee Harmon]
My linen couche is one of my favorite things to use in the kitchen — especially when baking my no-knead einkorn sourdough bread. “What is a linen couche proofing cloth? How do I use it and care for it?” Melissa C. wants to know on today’s #AskWardee. I’m answering all her questions!
This evening, I’m going to be a special guest on the 21st Century HomeKeeper radio show, hosted by Sylvia Britton. We’re going to talk about my family, our homestead, food preservation, food fermenting and anything else we can fit in. Sylvia and I have been online friends for more than 10 years, working and fellowshipping together at her ministry, the Christian HomeKeeper Network. I’m looking forward to our visit and hope you’ll join us!
Reading “Surviving Off Off-Grid” brought to a head some long-time interests — things I wanted to investigate but put on the back burner for “someday.” When added to the things I’m already actively researching, it makes for a mountain of books. Or rather — two mountains. In this post and a few more to come, I’ll be sharing about what I’m reading. Please share what you’re reading in the comments.
Join me on Vickilynn Haycraft’s “Get Real — Get Prepared” internet radio show! We’ll be talking about sourdough, my new “Sourdough A to Z” eBook, and the traditional food preparation methods that helped heal my family’s food allergies. Listen in live or later — the show will be this evening, April 4 from 8 to 9 EST (or 5 to 6 PST).
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In our Cultured Dairy and Basic Cheese eCourse (included with any membership), you can learn to make your own buttermilk, sour cream, cultured butter, yogurt, various cheeses and more. Even if you’re not taking the class, I hope this blog series will help and encourage you! The topic of today’s post: my best 6 reasons for eating cultured dairy and cultured cheese. I brainstormed this list in about 30 seconds the other day — and here they are.
Day to day we can wonder if we’re really going anywhere, or whether we’re just spinning our wheels. But stepping back and surveying larger amounts of time (such as whole years), it is much easier to see God’s hand in the events of our lives. The Lord blessed me and mine continually with His grace and provision. I’m grateful for every good and hard lesson of the last year. I’m also thankful for many who have contributed to the growth and community at GNOWFGLINS this year. Please come back tomorrow to see the pictures that *almost* didn’t get posted in 2010.
World-wide and far apart — yet united by our shared love, joy, and faith — we can together celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus. What a privilege to know and worship Him with you and your family! Thank you for blessing us this year with your friendship and support. May God bless your Christmas gatherings, and fill your hearts with gladness in His birth. With much love, the Harmon Family