Posts Tagged“veggie garden”

I have had a really enjoyable day at home today.  I tried pickling beetroot for the first time and it turned out just great!   Unfortunately, I had only planted a small amount of beetroot, so my first attempt of pickling only yielded one jar … but wow it brought me such satisfaction.  Next time I’ll know to plant copious amounts of beetroot, since it grows really easily, doesn’t seem to be worried by pests, the green tops make great chicken feed and the pickling process is pretty simple.  I tasted one of the cooked beets with a little pickling…

Some of the key components of our simple life include: The desire to-  Live within our means and not be buried in debt  Grow some of our own food  Learn new skills  Make some of the gifts we give  Make some of the household items we use, like soap and laundry liquid  Keep some chickens  Make our own compost  Cook mainly from scratch  Entertain ourselves with being creative  Appreciate what we have, rather than spending our life chasing after new things  Generate some of our power with solar panels  Generate free hot water from the sun  Collect rainwater in a…