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12 Money Saving Tips From The Great Depression

Growing up on a farm during the early 80’s I was privileged to watch my folks try and make ends meet through the farming crisis. Luckily, my parents weren’t alone, but had my Grandparents only three miles away to help each other out. My Grandparents, who survived the Great Depression, knew a thing or two …

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How to Start a Community Garden

So with spring time upon us, it’s got me anxious to start our garden, and this year will be a little different. This year we are starting a community garden. In remembrance of my Grandpa, I decided this year to venture out and ask people about starting a community garden. So far this year we’ve got about …

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How to Get Started in Farming

Lots of big city folks are looking at alternative ways of living. One way is to completely sell the corporate 9 to 5 job with suburban home, and move the family to rural America (i.e. Iowa) to start your own farm! Sounds like a scene from a movie doesn’t it? A scene where the mom …

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How to Can Pickled Beets

The following is a guest post written by my favorite aunt – Aunt Sharon. Enjoy! – Aaron This recipe was my Grandmother Larson’s, and was handed down to me by my mother. We used to make these pickles together on the farm my husband and I now live on in southwestern Minnesota. I thought these …

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Zucchini Bread Recipe – from our Garden to the Table

This year our garden has been flourishing with all the heat (90+ degrees), and our zucchini’s are an excellent example of how good our garden has been to us! My sons suddenly get really involved when the garden started producing the fruits from my labor. :) Every year, we take pictures with our kids and the …

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Chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe

Ever wondered how to make some of the best cookies ever? We’ll I’ve got a great recipe for how to make cookies that will make your own Grandma jealous. I stole this recipe from my own Grandma and modified it so that it makes great cookie dough and the cookies turn out soft (and stay …

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