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Turkey (or Chicken) Pot Pie

By Homesteading Mom / December 7, 2010

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the turkey remains!   Most folks I know are happy to be done with turkey for a while, but we ended up with seven turkeys this year- plus one carcass.  Yes, I said SEVEN turkeys. We spent Thanksgiving with my parents, and got the carcass and some leftover turkey […]


Uses for Leftover Water from Boiling Eggs

By Homesteading Mom / July 29, 2010

When you boil an egg, some of the calcium from the shell leaches into the water.  This is a good thing!  You now have water plus calcium.  Here are two good uses for the calcium water left over from cooking eggs. When the water cools down, use it to water tomatoes.  It will add some calcium […]


Five Uses for Leftover Egg Shells

By Homesteading Mom / July 29, 2010

Ever wonder what to do with leftover egg shells from cooking or baking?  Here are a few ideas for leftover egg shells: Soil Amendment– Crush them up (mortar & pestle, food processor, blender, etc.) and add them to your soil before planting tomato plants.  Tomatoes love the extra calcium, which “may” help prevent blossom-end rot. Seed […]


Welcome to Homesteading Mom

By Homesteading Mom / July 27, 2010

This site is dedicated to helping people learn homesteading skills.  The category list will continue to grow as this web site grows, but here is a quick description of each category: Food Preparation Food should be prepared from single-ingredient items (for example, pork, milk, basil, honey, butter, eggs, carrot, etc.), and from as many items […]

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