This year I really want to work on power banks for energy for my home and I want to keep increasing my food supply via gardening and canning and prepping.

One of my biggest passions in life is homesteading and canning. There’s just something so satisfying about growing your own food and preserving it to enjoy throughout the year. Not to mention, it’s a great way to save money and reduce your environmental impact. You can wash and reuse your jars from canning.

Last year, I was really proud of the bounty I was able to harvest from my garden. I had everything from tomatoes to peppers and cucumbers. And when it came time to harvest, I spent countless hours canning and preserving my vegetables. I made salsa, tomato sauce, and even some soups. It was hard work, but it was so worth it.

This year, I’m excited to take things even further. I want to expand my garden and try growing some new things, like melons and sweet potatoes. But I also want to focus on sustainability and self-sufficiency. That’s where my interest in power banks comes in.

By building a power bank for my home, I can rely less on the grid and more on my own renewable energy sources. I plan to use solar panels to generate power, which I can then store in my power bank. This way, I can continue to power my home even if there’s a blackout or other power outage.

Last year I also started making tinctures for our medicine cabinet. I’ve spent countless hours of research and I’ve bought books about herbal medicine.

It’s been such a rewarding experience to learn about natural remedies and how to make them myself. I feel empowered to take care of my family’s health in a more holistic way. I’ve made a pokeroot tincture that has really healed me and my husband from some ailments this year. I’ve made a cayenne pepper tincture to use in case of an emergency with a possible heart attack and the tinctures have many uses not just one thing. I’ve made a wild lettuce tincture, chickweed tincture, nettle tincture, etc… When I look in my yard now I don’t see weeds I see things that can actually help my medicine cabinet out.

In addition to growing my own herbs and plants, I’ve also learned how to preserve them through drying and making extracts. It’s amazing to think that I can use what I’ve grown in my garden to make remedies that can help with colds, headaches, and even inflammation.

One of my favorite things about homesteading is being able to share my knowledge with others and inspire them to start their own homesteading journey. I love being able to teach my friends and family how to can their own fruits and vegetables and showing them the benefits of growing their own food. It’s truly rewarding to see the excitement and joy on their faces when they taste the delicious homemade food they’ve created.

Homesteading has taught me many important lessons in life, such as patience, hard work, and the importance of taking care of our planet. It has given me a sense of purpose and fulfillment, knowing that I am doing my part to live a more sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle.

If you’re considering homesteading, I encourage you to take the leap and give it a try. It may seem daunting at first, but with some research and hard work, you can create a little piece of paradise right in your own backyard. Whether you’re growing your own food, canning and preserving, or simply connecting with nature, homesteading is an incredible journey that will enrich your life in countless ways.

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