Mid-October 2023 | Practical Self Reliance
Preserving Apples, Pears, Pumpkins...and more
October is all about apple orchards, cozy socks, and soaking in some of the best weather of the year…but it’s also when we pack in our root cellar, make winter cold season remedies, pack in the last wood into the woodshed, and test all our systems before the actual cold weather hits.
Things You Might Need This Week
Here are a few things you might need this week:
DIY Root Cellar Plans (Low Cost, Simple Design)
October means heavy crops of apples, pumpkins, and all the other long-storage crops to keep us fed over the winter months. There’s a lot on the preserving agenda, and here are some resources to help you through:
How to Make Apple Butter
Simple Recipe for Apple Butter
Pumpkins and Winter Squash
Canning Thai Coconut Squash Soup (Ball Canning Tested Recipe)
Pears, Cranberries, Root Crops & Everything Else
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Things I’m Loving
Tincture Making 101 Mini-Course ~ I’m excited about this new mini-course coming from the Herbal Academy, and tinctures are one of the main ways we preserve herbal remedies for year-round use. When I sent out a newsletter with all my favorite tincture recipes earlier this year, it got so much incredible feedback that I know y’all are into tinctures just as much as I am.
The course goes live on Oct. 31st, and the course is on sale until then with a pre-enrollment discount and special bonuses.
What are you harvesting, preserving, building, or exploring on your homestead this week? I’d love to hear about it!
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Until Next Time,
Ashley at Practical Self Reliance