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How to Plan Your First Winter Camping Adventure

Oh, waking up to the sound of birds chirping in the morning, warm sun rays inviting you to go barefoot through the crystal dew drops hanging by each grass thread, the smell of last night’s campfire still lingering in the air…it’s all those little things that make camping such a magical experience.

Too bad winter is coming… Should you stop doing what you love once the first snowflakes begin to fall? No! Even though they may appear as warm-weather outdoor activities, not all of them are limited to summer months. Sure, we all know that hiking is a year-round activity. But have you ever considered snow camping or winter paddle boarding?

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How To Make A Canning Lid Pumpkin

Holiday Craft DIY – Canning Lid Pumpkin

I love Fall. The smells, the sweater weather, the hot cocoa, and the colors and in my area of Idaho that includes canning.  Knowing how to can and putting your canning knowledge to good use, is a great way to help sustain your families food storage supply. If you’ve never canned before visit our blog article “Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Canning Today!

But what if you do can and have leftover canning lids this DIY craft project might be a fun way to usher in the Fall season. Today we are going to teach you how to make a cute Halloween canning lid pumpkin using your leftover canning lids!

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Canning Today!

 

A Family Affair!  Top 5 Reasons To Start Canning

by Garden_geek_sisters

We are 5 sisters from Idaho who love to can! We grew up canning alongside our grandma and our mother! It’s of our heritage, a cherished skill passed down from generation to generation! The wife of a farmer and rancher as well as the mother of 5 children, our grandmother found canning an essential part of life. At age 90, she still cans today! She learned from her mother and ours from her. Now we want to share this love with, not only our posterity but with you! We want to share some reasons why starting your first canning adventure will be worth it!

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The point of this article is not to make you feel bad about shopping at your local grocery store for food or feel like you need to be a canning expert to get started. What we will show you is why preserving even one item a year can and will enrich you and your families life.

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Learn How to Easily Churn Butter At Home

Here is a simple way to churn butter at home!

What goes better with warm homemade bread than creamy homemade butter?  We were able to churn butter using an LEM Butter Churner that you can find at any of our 25 C-A-L Ranch Stores.  Find a store.

We included a basic recipe for this blog, but other recipes are included also. Let’s begin!

Step one, open up your  LEM Butter Churner.  Buy this online

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Step 2,  the ingredients.

How To Get Ready For Eclipse 2017

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Readiness Guide for Eclipse 2017

Eclipse 2017 on Aug 21st is fast approaching and Star gazers across the country will be headed towards their preferred viewing destination.  Not sure where to go to get the best view of Eclipse 2017?  Here is a map from NASA showing where the path of totality will happen from Oregon on the West Coast across to South Carolina in the on the East Coast.  Where are you heading to get your view of this galactic phenomenon?

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