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Month: <span>August 2021</span>
Month: August 2021

NEWS | Bluetti PowerOak AC200P Portable Power Station with Solar Power Capacities

BLUETTI – also known as PowerOak in Europe, shines the light on the AC200P solar-powered power station. The international specialist in power storage solutions has set new standards in safety and clean energy, with its AC200P. The portable AC200P has a battery capacity of 2000Wh/540Ah and offers an extremely long battery life, with up to 3500 charge cycles – thanks to the LiFePO4 battery. In addition, there are 13 AC/DC/RV/USB output ports. Safe and reliable, the AC200P is therefore, ideal for independent power supply, without the need of an electricity grid or wall socket, outdoors. Based on solar energy, the …

Bread and Butter Pickles

Deliciously sweet, sliced cucumbers, in an old fashioned brine – these bread and butter pickles are easy enough for a beginning canner to make, perfect on top of your burger, or just to eat right out of the jar. Cucumbers are almost always a bumper crop here on our little homestead. They grow so well, we typically can’t keep up with them. We’ll bring in baskets and baskets full of them and can only eat so many fresh… so what to do? Make bread and butter pickles. We really love pickling things around here. From watermelon rind pickles to pickled …

TRAVEL | Recharging Ourselves at Wild Lotus Glamping, Antigua

Wild Lotus could easily be a contender for the most beautiful glamping site in the world, located directly on a beach on the Instagram-perfect island of Antigua in the Caribbean. But, it’s not all about the views. Wild Lotus Glamping seeks to support the wellbeing of travelers whilst offering them a glamping experience that’s truly unique.

Top 10 Flies for Trout Fishing

Thinking of doing some fishing over the upcoming holiday season? The trout is a beautiful fish with iridescent skin, and tasty pink flesh. So, whether you’re fishing to feed your family or simply for the thrill of the catch, your fly fishing experience is certainly improved when you encounter a trout. While time and location are important factors when it comes to catching trout, the right tackle is also a key factor – especially when it comes to the flies you use. But which are the best flies for catching this fickle fish? Let’s take a look at some of …

Pan-Fried Bluegill Recipe

Crispy on the outside, tender, flaky fish on the inside, this simple pan-fried bluegill recipe is reminiscent of old-fashioned flavor and perfect for stove or campfire for your fresh catch. We love to take the girls fishing. It’s so fun to sit back, toss in a line, and watch their faces light up when their bobber starts dunking into the water. So, we took them the other day to a local spot full of delicious bluegill. We all 5 caught a mess of them.  We brought them home, and then cleaned and fried them for dinner. So yummy.

How to Grow Carrots from Seed to Harvest

Carrots are one of my favorite vegetables to plant in the garden. They’re fairly low maintenance, once you get them growing. They’re versatile (even the greens are edible), and they store really well, making them a fantastic addition to any self sufficient garden. Homegrown carrots are delicious. Like most other vegetables grown at home, you have a much larger variety available to you than any you’ll find at the grocery store. Before we started growing our own, I had no idea there were purple, red, white, yellow, and all sorts of shades of orange available in carrots. Each with its …

How to Harvest and Dry Basil

Basil is one of our most used herbs, so I try to grow lots of it in the garden each year. The height of summer means lots of basil ready for harvesting, but we certainly can’t use it all at once. That’s where drying it comes in handy. Learning how to harvest and dry basil fresh from the garden means you can use this fragrant, delicious herb year-round.   When to Pick Basil

I Tried 4 Top Gardening Apps – Which is the Best?

There’s an app for that. Yeah, it seems like there’s an app for everything these days. And those of us with green thumbs aren’t being left out. There are quite a few apps aimed at plant lovers, whether it’s a garden journal app or an app for identifying that mysterious plant that’s growing in the middle of your herb garden. According to an article by the Pew Research Center in June of 2019, 81% of Americans owned a smartphone. (June 2019, Pew Research Center) And according to a study released in 2017, nearly 77% of all U.S. households participated in …