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Month: April 2016

Homemade Hamburgers and Baked Potato Slices: Delicious Summer Recipes!

Homemade Hamburgers and Baked Potato Slices: Delicious Summer Recipes!

One of our favorite summer meals to eat is Hamburgers and Baked Potato Slices. Both are simple and easy to make. You can also have dinner on the table in under thirty minutes! I start with the Baked Potato Slices first. We use garlic salt to season these potatoes because my family is addicted to it. However, you can use any seasoning you want! Baked Potato Slices 3-4 potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick Cooking spray Garlic salt or any other…

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Is Your Home Ready For An Emergency? Four Things You Need To Do Now To Be Ready!

Is Your Home Ready For An Emergency? Four Things You Need To Do Now To Be Ready!

Our home. We love coming home to it, resting in it, and just generally being home. Our homes are our safe places.Or are they?Getting our home ready for an emergency was not at the top of my list of things to do. That was really bad of me, but I was more focused on other areas of preparedness. This year, however, I have been made more aware of the fact that my home needs some improvements and some safety/emergency equipment….

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Monday Update From The Homestead – April 18

Monday Update From The Homestead – April 18

Hello! We are having some very lovely temperatures here! The wind seems to want to blow too, but it feels so good to be outside soaking up the sun.We got a fair amount of yard work done. The branches are piled up in three piles around the house and will be loaded into a trailer. Some of it will be burned and some of it will become mulch for the garden. The kids did most of that work as well…

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I Have Been Prepping For Five Years, Now What? A Review Checklist for the Long-Term Prepper

I Have Been Prepping For Five Years, Now What? A Review Checklist for the Long-Term Prepper

Many of us have been prepping for quite a while. We started by getting some more food, a few cases of water, and some gear. Then prepping took over our lives and we now have a lot of prepping things and a good size food and water storage. I have been prepping for longer than five years, but I know that I have areas of my prepping I need to revisit. I bet you do too. As I have been decluttering…

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Monday Update From The Homestead – April 11

Monday Update From The Homestead – April 11

What happened this week?This week was a little exciting, a little bit frustrating, and has a little bit more work involved for us.We are down a chicken. One of the full-grown layers was killed by a hawk. In all the problems I thought I would have with keeping my chickens alive, this was not one problem I thought I would have. Hawks are not a big problem, but we had noticed three of them nesting on the property. We weren’t…

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Making Bread Is A Skill You Need To Learn! Bonus: A Round-Up of Great Bread Recipes!

Making Bread Is A Skill You Need To Learn! Bonus: A Round-Up of Great Bread Recipes!

One of the skills I have probably worked the hardest on was to make my own bread. I wasn’t very positive about my ability to learn how to make bread, but I knew I needed to learn how.I had a bread maker, but I didn’t like how the loaves came out of the bread maker. The crust was very chewy if not hard as a rock. Then I discovered the dough setting. Oh my. I found out that the bread…

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