Onion Powder

There is no reason you should be using the onion powder from the store. It is too easy to make at home to use something that has so many ingredients and chemicals in it when you can make onion powder easily from the comfort of your home. I will show you how. All you need is an onion and a dehydrator or you oven.

onion slices

Cut 1 onion into thin slices. You want to try to get them as even as possible so they will dry about the same time.

Onion on dehydrator tray

 

Place the onion slices on your dehydrator trays or on a cookie sheet if you’re using your oven. Make sure there is a little space between each one.

Dehydrator

Place the onion in your dehydrator or in your oven if you’re doing it that way. Set the temp in the oven at 200F. For the dehydrator I set the temp around 145-155 and set the time for 12 hours.

At this point, you will want to watch them and check on them occasionally to see if they are dry. I usually start this around the 6 hour mark. Once they are completely dry ( the will snap when they are dry enough.) remove them from the dehydrator or oven and let them cool for a few minutes.

dried onion slices

Then you will want to place in your container that you will use to powder the slices. I use a ninja blender for this part but but a blender, food processor, or mortar and pestle will work for this.

Blending onion slices

I use a pulse motion to grind the slices into powder. It doesn’t take very long, a few minutes at most. I generally stop to check it often. Once you don’t see any large pieces, it’s done.

Powdered onion slices

The blender makes quick work of this so it should only take a couple of minutes.

Powdered onion slices

Once you have it in powder form, you just need to put into whatever container you are going to use. I have an old jar that I did buy a while back that is already labeled so I just use that.

onion powder

It is so simple guys! Anyone can do this. I mean anyone. Using the oven takes just about as long as a dehydrator, unfortunately some ovens don’t go down to 200F so you have to get a dehydrator. But if your oven does go down that far, it will work just as well.

Have a great day!

Renee

What’s Happening

So we are moving. That is what we have decided. This town has gotten pretty toxic over the last few years. It has been decided that we are going to leave this small town and try to find another somewhere else that isn’t quite as bad. Cause honestly I think it’s getting pretty bad every where. So here’s to hoping we can find what we are looking for.

This will be bitter sweet for me because this was my father’s land. It’s hard to leave that and I know there will be many tears involved over the coming weeks because of that. However, that said, I believe this is what is best for my family right now.

I have a friend that is going to keep the goats until we can get settled and make a space for them. We have sold the chickens and hope to get more once we are settled. We sold the cows last month and we haven’t been able to find pigs in a while so there are none of them right now either.

I was completely against moving at first, but the  more I think about it, I am a little excited to see what this next chapter is going to hold for us. This neighborhood has become so bad in the last couple years. I’m glad my Dad didn’t see that. The neighbors make hard for me to want to stay. They fight all the time and it’s loud enough that it sounds as though they are in my living room. So the more I think about this, the more I am certain this will be a good thing for us.

We are hoping to get more land this time. We are on one acre right now so I would like 10 or more but would be happy with 5. We are looking in areas that are cooler than where we are in Southern Arizona, but we don’t want to go so far that it snows every winter so we are thinking Wilcox or maybe down in Douglas where Aarron’s family is.

I will continue to work on my blog and post every week while we are in transition. I am hoping that my excitement will continue to grow as we get closer to the move. I know this is what is best for us and that is what I am holding on to right now.

Have a great day!

Renee

New Year New Goals

I am really struggling right now. Usually I have put together my goals for the next year, but this year everything is up in the air. Either we are going to sell the property or we are going to stay if we can save it. We are trying so hard to save it, but it’s not looking good at this point in time. We have a barn up for sale that would give us the amount needed to keep it but if it doesn’t sell soon, I will have to sell the property.

Barn

I’m extremely attached to the property as it was my Dad’s but I really would like to go somewhere that people aren’t so close. We are on an acre but they are long rather than square so the neighbors are like right outside my doors it seems. If they fight, we know it close. So I’m kind of torn on what to do at this point.

Barn 2

I keep thinking that somewhere new would be a nice change, but it’s my Dad’s property. He left it to me when he passed in 2020. I just feel like we are stuck right now though and I don’t like that at all. However, with everything being up in the air, I can’t work on goals for the new year yet either. So this means that everything will be so far behind by the time we get everything figured out.

 

Yard

What would you do in this situation? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Have a great day!

Renee

Battlefield Earth


I received this book for free or at a discount for my honest review. If you would like to see my full disclosure click here.

Battlefield Earth

I never used to really like Sci-fi books, but lately several of them have sounded really interesting to me so I have started reading some of them lately. This one so far has not been disappointing. I have a hard time putting it down at night. It takes place in the year 3000. There are aliens that are mining the earth thinking that all humans are extinct, which happens to not be true.

Battlefield Earth

I’m only about half way through, but so far I am really loving this book. I look forward to reading at night before bed and will continue to finish the book soon. Have you read this book yet? Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think about this one. I would love to know.

Battlefield Earth

You can get a copy of this book here: https://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Earth-Arrival-Invasion-Post-Apocalyptic/dp/1592129579

Let me know if you get the book. You won’t be disappointed at all. I know that I haven’t been. I can’t wait to finish this one because it grabs you pretty quick. It was a little slow to start but hooks you a couple chapters in. I hope you’ll take a look at this one and buy it.

Have a great day!

Renee

 

Brain Nootropic Supplement


I received this Brain Nootropic for free or at a discount for my honest review. If you would like to see my full disclosure policy click here.

I am hoping that this will actually work. So far I really haven’t noticed a difference, but I’ve only been taking it for maybe a week. So there is still time that it could work. I will update this post later after I have been taking it longer.

Brain Nootropic

This capsule is supposed to help with memory, focus, and aging. Basically, it’s supposed to help your brain act younger I guess. I don’t know about you, but I could really use that help. So again, I am hopeful that it will still work. You are supposed to take 2 capsules a day usually around meal time. It has a lot of good vitamins and supplements in it and nothing that shouldn’t be there which is nice.

Brain Nootropic close up

Each bottle is a month supply so you would have to order accordingly. I will be placing another order in a couple weeks if it seems to be working by then.

Brain Nootropic

If you would like to purchase this you can do so here: https://lmbhealth.com/products/brain-booster-nootropic

I would love to hear if you do purchase or if you have purchased how well it has worked for you. Leave a comment below and let me know.

Have a great day!

Renee

Kid Update

The girls are growing so very fast. They are becoming wonderful Does now, well Doelings anyway. When they hit a year old they will then be considered Does. Until then, I will continue to update on their progress. We had to move them because they could get into the pen with the bucks. At around 6 months they start going into heat and we don’t little ones that young to become pregnant so we had to move them away from the adults.

Growing Girls

 

They are not happy about this move because they are no longer with momma any more. They are by themselves for the time being. They will be by themselves until the next kids move in with them. The next kids should start coming around February. So we are moving everyone around and trying to get ready for kidding now. Hopefully we have 2 does that are carrying and should drop in February.

Girls pen

We haven’t had any bucks born here in the last few years so I’m kinda hoping we get at least one this year but we’ll have to wait and see. The girls new area is where the cows were at last year. They got the pen now since we don’t have the cows any longer. It was easier to move them rather than try to make the area they were in escape proof because these two have shown they can be pretty crafty so we just moved them to the front yard instead.

Growing Girls

I can’t wait to continue to watch these two grow and become adults. I can’t wait to see what their babies will look like in a few years. I am looking forward to working with them and seeing what they will become.

Have a great day!

Renee

Growing Girls pin

Ski Socks


I received these Ski Socks for free or at a discount for my honest review. If you would like to see my full disclosure please click here.

I gave these to my husband because they looked like they would fit him better than me. The company sent a couple pair to try out and he likes them. He said they keep his feet warm even when it’s really cold outside. He said they hug his feet and don’t allow his feet to move around in his shoes like other socks do.

The only bad thing he had to say about these socks is that they try to take out the inside of the shoe when he takes his shoes off. Other than that, he seems to really like them. The colors are really nice too. We got a blue and a pink. The main part of the sock is gray and the colors are on the top and sides. They look very warm and seem be very well made.  I’m sure he’ll be wearing these for a while to come.

You can get these socks on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077BZ559Q

I would love to know if you have these and what you think about them or if you are thinking about making the purchase. I’m sure you’ll love them too if you do.

Have a great day!

Renee