Before refrigeration existed, people used canning to preserve the food from harvest all year round. Learn the canning basics below!
The process of canning kills microorganisms that cause food to spoil and seals the jar to prevent any other spoilers from getting in.
Some food requires high temperature and pressure to be preserved, while other, more acidic food can be preserved with a boiling water bath.
Here are the basic supplies you’ll need for canning…
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By this time of year, your tomatoes should be growing and beginning to flower. You don’t want to worry about pests and diseases. Learn the basics on some common tomato killers and how to stop them.
In the heat of the summer, we all want a pool in stock to help keep us cool.
However, we’re all aware of the differences between expectation and reality, particularly with home improvement projects. Expectations for home pools usually look something like the below picture, and of course, in this ideal scenario, maintenance and upkeep takes very little time, effort, or money.
However, in-ground, Olympic size pools can cost upwards of $20,000.
The reality of owning a pool can end up looking more like the below, even after plenty of money and hours of upkeep are invested each week.
When faced with the reality of many expensive pool systems, it’s easy to feel like Bill Murray in Caddyshack: “We have a pool and a pond. Pond’d be good for you.” Instead of forcing you to settle for a pond, we have a third option for you: the stock tank pool.
The stock tank pool (aka hillbilly hot tub) happens to be this summer’s hottest trend. For around $500, you can install your own backyard pool! Let us help you build your own pool, just in time for 4th of July. Keep reading for all the instructions.
It’s June, and that means that in most zones in the United States, grasses are green and lush, wildflowers and garden flowers are blooming, and butterflies, birds, and bees are happy.
In most places, the worst heat of the summer has not yet settled in, and the drought season is still at least a few weeks away.
Keep reading to see which jobs can keep your garden happy in June!
Ready to get started on smoking pork butts for your next get-together? Since May is National BBQ Month, we wanted to share these pro tips for getting the best-tasting, juiciest pulled pork!