Monday, June 27, 2016

Free Emergency Water Storage Ideas

How to store water for the long term and without spending any money. Free ways to store water for emergencies using containers you already have.

This last month I have been focusing on emergency water storage because in the case of a natural or man-made disaster, you absolutely cannot live without WATER!

using soda and juice bottles for water storage, prepping

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Simple Saturdays Blog Link Party 6/25


   

Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!


This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!

Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's!

 

This Blog Hop is being hosted by:



  

What Can I Post?


Anything and everything related to a more Simple way of life OR Self Reliance....
Homesteading, Prepping, Gardening, Cooking/recipes/food, Livestock of all varieties, Off-grid, Natural Living, Wellness/wholeness and Healthcare, Herbal, DIY & MYO!

**Please note: By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. **


Congratulations to our Featured Bloggers this week


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Little House Living








Hosts' Choice

 


Oak Hill Homestead - Tips on Growing Cabbage
Llkas Blog - Maple Peanut Caramel Fudge
"Born Again" Farm Girl - The Chicken Dust Bath




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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler

When your tree gives you a ton of peaches you make slow cooker peach cobbler. Seriously this crock pot cobbler recipe is so easy. With a scoop of good vanilla ice cream, it is Heaven.

crock pot cobbler, peach cobbler

Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler

Ingredients
  • 4 cups Frozen or fresh sliced peaches unpeeled
  • 1/4 cup (or less for really sweet peaches) Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Bisquick or all purpose baking mix
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • Dash Salt
  • Good dash Cinnamon
  • Dash Nutmeg
Cooking Directions
  1. Toss sliced peaches with 1/4 cup sugar and set aside. Spray or butter well your crock pot, turn onto low.
  2. In medium bowl, gently beat Bisquick mix, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and milk with whisk until blended. Pour over peaches in slow cooker.
  3. Cover; cook on low heat setting 3 - 4 hours or until cobbler is set in center.
  4. Serve cobbler with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop 6/18


Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!


This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant. Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!

Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's!

This Blog Hop is being hosted by:



What Can I Post?


Anything and everything related to a more Simple way of life OR Self Reliance....
Homesteading, Prepping, Gardening, Cooking/recipes/food, Livestock of all varieties, Off-grid, Natural Living, Wellness/wholeness and Healthcare, Herbal, DIY & MYO!

**Please note: By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. **


Congratulations to our Featured Bloggers this week


Most View


Little House Living








Hosts' Choice


Ready to get to the hop? Add your link below:


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Camping At Table Mountain Campground, Wrightwood, CA

camping with sunnysimplelife.comToday I want to share one of our favorite southern California
campgrounds. We love camping at Table Mountain campground 
in Wrightwood, California.

An easy drive, just over an hour from Los Angeles county, this campground has wonderful views and large sites.

Wrightwood, southern California campground

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Simple Saturday Blog Hop, 6/11

Sorry I am late with this. Today is graduation party day for my daughter so we have been busy busy!! Have a wonderful day!!

   

Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!


Monday, June 6, 2016

Why You Should Change Your RV Lights To LED - RV & Camper LED Lighting

I have wanted to share an inexpensive mod you can make to your RV, trailer or camper that will help you use one tenth of your previous battery usage. RV camper LED lighting is a change you should make if you have the old halogen bulbs in your RV.

We always dry camp and though we have a generator, we still would run our batteries down in the evening between the pump and the kids coming in and turning on the lights in our trailer. I changed almost all over our bulbs from halogen to LED in our trailer and I was amazed at how little battery drain we had now turning the lights on at night as compared to before. Our batteries were still almost fully charged the next morning.

RV LED bulbs, LED lighting for the camper

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Simple Saturdays Blog Link Party

   

Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!


This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!

Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's! 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Gardening Tips And Getting The Porch Ready For Memorial Day

We have been working in the garden daily. Popping in to share a couple gardening tips on the blog and our Memorial day porch.

I was going to throw out this old rusty garden cart but decided to plop it in the garden to grow tomatoes in. I am trying a couple new varietes of tomatoes in the wheelbarrow. Smaller bush type tomato plants are great for containers. Remember to feed as tomatoes are heavy feeders.

tomatoes in wheelbarrow, southern California garden


wooden rooster sign

We get a lot of opposums and fruit rats in the garden if we are not careful at outsmarting them. Our backyard vegetable garden is a problem area so I use hardware cloth round cages to grow all my veggies in. You can see this squash is doing great in the critter proof cage. I just reach in and harvest. 

Cutting the vegetable protector at least 18 - 24 inches high is important.

squash cage, yellow squash, protecting vegetables from garden pests

I love to add patriotic decor to our porch for the summer holidays from Memorial day through Labor day.
Decorating ideas for the American flag are many but we love to show our pride and display some red white and blue.

summer porch, hanging flower basket, American flags

I have had this five finger flag bracket for years. I just buy new small American flags ever couple of years.

five finger metal flag bracket, five flag holder

You can check out how we decorate and celebrate Memorial day here: Memorial day parties and decor