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Carol J. Alexander
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Cooking on the Homestead--A FREE E-book

Today, I have a freebie for you!It's my own e-book, Cooking on the Homestead. This book is full of all the great cooking posts that you have grown to love here at Everything Home plus. It has over 35 pages of homestead kitchen know-how with pictures to illustrate.In one handy location you will have how to clean chicken feet, make yogurt or granola in the crockpot, or turn all that…See More
Aug 15, 2013
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How to Make Granola in the Crockpot

One of the best things I ever learned was making granola in the crockpot. You know why? Because in the oven, I always burned it--never failed. Oh, you can still burn it in the crockpot, but it's not as easy. Probably because it's a much lower temperature for a longer period of time. Since I've learned to do this, I've never tried it in the oven again.If you want to see how I make granola in the crockpot,…See More
Mar 19, 2013
Shannon Huff-Nava replied to Carol J. Alexander's discussion 'Continuous Brew' in the group Kombucha
"I have been making Kombucha for a year now. I tried out the continuous brew method with the ceramic pot with a spigot and I didn't like it. It stopped the spigot up and the Kombucha gets too strong for my taste. So I went back to my regular way…"
Jan 26, 2013
Carol J. Alexander replied to Amy Hickel's discussion 'From Consumer Kid to Farm Girl' in the group Earth Mamas and Papas: HOMEGROWN parenting
"When we moved from a large city to the small town I grew up in my oldest, then 9, had severe pavement withdrawals. Now, 24 and married, he's a homesteader in his own right. Give her time. She's only six. Just keep living your dream and…"
Feb 11, 2012
Caroline Malcolm commented on Carol J. Alexander's blog post 'Teaching from Your Seed Catalogs'
"I love these ideas! Very resourceful...and much more interesting than other methods! I like to save the catalogs for projects. Some companies have beautiful images and illustrations that can be used as gift tags or birthday cards, matted and framed…"
Jan 19, 2012
Cornelia commented on Carol J. Alexander's blog post 'Teaching from Your Seed Catalogs'
"Fantastic ideas!!"
Jan 19, 2012
Yvonne commented on Carol J. Alexander's blog post 'Teaching from Your Seed Catalogs'
"Great use of free materials and bringing new meaning to "recyling paper"! "
Jan 19, 2012
Miranda commented on Carol J. Alexander's blog post 'Teaching from Your Seed Catalogs'
"These are wonderful ideas!  As a teacher instructing basic English and literacy, these are fun and different with a homegrown twist.  Thanks for sharing!"
Jan 19, 2012
Carol J. Alexander posted a blog post

Teaching from Your Seed Catalogs

So the seed catalogs are arriving in the mail like the Japanese beetles in June. Only thing is, I get excited about getting those seed catalogs. For the Japanese beetles, I lay out traps.Seed catalogs mean more to me than potting soil, trying new varieties, and dreaming of getting my hands in the dirt. Seed catalogs offer a great deal of curriculum for my homeschooled children. But whether you…See More
Jan 18, 2012
Carol J. Alexander posted a blog post

Keeping Ants out of Feed Dishes

It's January and the weather is still not what I would call winter. In fact, I've been struggling with ants in the dog bowl lately.However, after remember a story about how our pastor's wife kept them out of the the food cabinet while a missionary in Thailand, I found relief--as did my little dog Asa.So, if you struggle withants in the dog bowl, go to my blog Everything Home with Carol and read today's…See More
Jan 9, 2012
Carol J. Alexander replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Sprouting 101'
"These are great instructions. I'd like to add that growing sprouts is a great project for kids. Even an 8 year old can take over this responsibility and learn a great deal in the process."
Jan 4, 2012
Carol J. Alexander commented on Carol J. Alexander's blog post 'How to Grow Sprouts'
"Hi Caroline, I think alfalfa are my favorite, too."
Jan 4, 2012
Caroline Malcolm commented on Carol J. Alexander's blog post 'How to Grow Sprouts'
"Thanks, Carol! Here is a HOMEGROWN 101 on sprouting...please add your comments or tips! I want to try alfalfa sprouts. What kind are your favorite to grow or eat?"
Jan 4, 2012
Carol J. Alexander posted a blog post

How to Grow Sprouts

In the winter when greens are scarce, we like to grow sprouts. I used to stick with alfalfa or mung sprouts, but discovered that there are a lot of seeds that make healthy and delicious sprouts.If you would like to learn how to grow sprouts, hop over to Everything Home with Carol and read the full scoop.Blessings to you,CarolSee More
Jan 2, 2012
Carol J. Alexander posted a blog post

How to Make a Healthy Stock

Earlier this year I wrote a post on cleaning chicken feet. However, I did not go into the details of why it is important for me to have those chicken feet added to my stock pot. The fact is any variety of properly made stock (whether from chickens, beef, lamb, or white-tailed deer) provides many health promoting vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Plus, the flavor…See More
Dec 29, 2011
Carol J. Alexander commented on Carol J. Alexander's blog post 'How to Make Butter'
"Thanks, Ginny. I like fans!"
Dec 15, 2011

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My sister calls me the Total Granola
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I'm a homeschooling, homesteading mother of six endeavoring to eek out a naturally healthy existence on our modest acreage.
I'm also a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in BackHome Magazine, Grit Magazine, Urban Farm, and Home Education.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Pizza...whole wheat crust from freshly ground flour with Swiss chard and tomatoes.
Currently reading:
Plowing with Pigs by Hank and Karen Will
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My latest DIY project:
Painting the bedroom
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Carol J. Alexander's Blog

Cooking on the Homestead--A FREE E-book

Today, I have a freebie for you!

cooking cover It's my own e-book, Cooking on the Homestead.



This book is full of all the great cooking posts that you have grown to love here at Everything Home plus. It has over 35 pages of homestead kitchen know-how with pictures to illustrate.

In one…

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Posted on August 15, 2013 at 10:19am

How to Make Granola in the Crockpot

make granola in a crockpot

One of the best things I ever learned was making granola in the crockpot. You know why? Because in the oven, I always burned it--never failed. Oh, you can still burn it in the crockpot, but it's not as easy. Probably because it's a much lower temperature for a longer period of time. Since I've learned to do this, I've never tried it…

Continue

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 10:48pm

Teaching from Your Seed Catalogs

So the seed catalogs are arriving in the mail like the Japanese beetles in June. Only thing is, I get excited about getting those seed catalogs. For the Japanese beetles, I lay out traps.



Seed catalogs mean more to me than potting soil, trying new varieties, and dreaming of…

Continue

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 4:46pm — 4 Comments

Keeping Ants out of Feed Dishes

It's January and the weather is still not what I would call winter. In fact, I've been struggling with ants in the dog bowl lately.

However, after remember a story about how our pastor's wife kept them out of the the food cabinet while a missionary in Thailand, I found relief--as did my little dog Asa.

So, if you struggle withants in the dog bowl, go to my blog Everything Home with Carol and…

Continue

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 7:35am

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At 4:43pm on April 28, 2011, Lynn S said…

Howdy neighbor!!  Thanks for the friend request and ferreting out other Virginians!

 

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