You NEVER PRESERVED APPLES like this!?! OFF GRID | HOMESTEADING

We PRESERVE our APPLES over winter using this old FERMENTING trick. Turn your apples into a probiotic so you can have a healthy gut to fight off sickness and disease especially with cold and flu season right around the corner.
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  • Daisy Mae45

    With all the negative in the world now…it’s nice to have “Doug & Stacy” as a happy, positive escape! Ty! 😁

  • Richard Robbin

    Awesome guys all we have to do now is talk Stacy into baking an apple pie, What do you say Stacy we going to get some apple pie for Thanksgiving Yum Yum👍

  • Melanie Comito

    Always look forward to a new video. Such a pleasant break from all the noise. I love when Stacy takes us in the kitchen and garden.

  • Juanita Hogan

    I gave up television but I do watch this channel!!!

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  • Donnie Chapman

    Doug you were spot on about the nursing home! My wife works in one and she is all the time telling me about how bad their treated. Depriving them of medicine so the nursing home can pocket the money and that’s only a beginning. Ever seen a western where someone says ” save the last bullet for yourself” I can relate to that when someone says ” your going in a nursing home” I’m 68.

    • Marylouise

      Donnie Chapman weird
      I don’t understand what’s happening either
      I may send mail to Doug and Stacy to see if they can find understanding
      👍😊👍

    • Marylouise

      Donnie Chapman I just read this Donnie. It’s truly sad but true. Ppl do most times depend on two incomes. I don’t think I worked a total of two years and I have been married 51 years. I tried working. My sons getting half of me wasn’t enough. So I stayed home.
      I didn’t even earn enough to draw S S.
      I’m not one that burned my bra. I like having my man open a door for me. 🤪😊

    • Dianne Valdez

      It could be a cultural thing too. In my family we took care of our own, sacrifice is not even counted. No one got paid either to take care of our own. No boasting , no criticizing, not looking down on anyone just saying what we have done for as long as I can remember. Even for former in laws, etc…

    • Donnie Chapman

      @Dianne Valdez you could be right about it being a cultural thing. I’ve heard the Japanese look after their parents closely when they get old.

    • Tanya Joy

      I was a nurse and I quit because of horrible things are and now with the virus, it’s indescribable. I quit because I remembered the Nazi nurses. My husband is older than I am and he has had me promise…
      I would love to have a homestead. It’s our dream. 🤗 We have a garden, that did poorly this year. Doing more research over the winter as I knit!

  • Opy Brook

    Doesn’t Doug make an awesome “ladder” for Stacy! 😄. How handy, her “ladder” moves ‘its self’ around the apple🍏🍎 tree for her😂😁🤣! Gotta love it😍🤩👍 So funny😄
    Shalom you two with many Blessings💕
    Brook👩‍🌾🍏🍎 &
    Opy🐕💖

  • Karen Stopek

    I made my daughter a grilled cheese sandwich and forgot the cheese!

  • Connie Wright

    I made 2 pumpkin pies for a holiday, turned out great UNTIL you took your 1st bite, I forgot the sugar. Both pies were thrown out 🙁

    • Sally Greimes

      I did that once and my dogs inhaled the custard. They didn’t care….it was a treat for them. My cats, now gone, loved pumpkin too.

  • Grouchy Old Prepper

    That brings back some really good memories of picking apples on the farm many years ago. Thanks much for this!

  • Eoghain Whyte

    I actually did this a few weeks back. Unfortunately, I did mess up the ferment. On the upside, doing this, you can culture and harvest your own SCOBY to make your own kombucha!

    Also, I legitimately love Guinea fowl calls.

    • Eoghain Whyte

      Of course, the reason I messed up the ferment was forgetting the lemon juice. So perhaps that upsets the SCOBY development, I don’t know. Listen to her over me any day.

    • Ruth Maxwell

      Agreed, the noise of the guinea and ducks was a total bonus 👌. 🐢

  • Jeanette Redden

    Stacy thanks for telling us only eat a small amount of fermented food, lest we overload our intestines and have a not so pleasant side effect! ❤❤❤

  • Christina Crane

    Laughing so hard because I can’t see my husband lifting me up on his shoulders to pick apples. Love it tho

    • Kris Gangwer

      I don’t think mine could lift me up like that anymore… maybe when we were first married (27 years ago).

  • 2 Old Souls Homestead

    I just love seeing Stacy share recipes in her beautiful outdoor kitchen! Doug, you made a pretty good apple picking ladder for her too 😉 Glad your getting a bountiful harvest of apples. God bless y’all

  • Jwebb1017 Stream

    I love the intro song where can I listen to the full song?

  • Tammy Whitten

    Doug and Stacy, you guys give me inspiration to be able to homestead myself, have been watching you guys for years, and if I don’t win the cabin, I’m sure God will guide you to a deserving soul. God Bless the winner

  • GLENDA Vertner

    1975, was the first year on our “Farmette”, our elderly neighbor had a fruit orchard between our houses. It was so beautiful when the trees bloomed that spring. My family, including my parents and brother helped them pick the huge apple harvest that fall. We had a great time that day.

    Mrs. Hangs had a 3 legged ladder for picking fruit. You put the 3rd leg up against the tree trunk and could get up high in the middle of the tree. Yes, it was very sturdy.

    She as also had a long handled tool for picking fruit. It had a metal rounded fork shaped end with a canvas bag attached. We just put it around the apple, gently pulled on it and the apple fell into the bag.

    The Hangs both passed away many years ago. Through the years the orchard has also died or was destroyed my storms. We still have sweet memories of that first year on our “Farmette*.The Hangs tought us so much about gardening.

    Have a blessed day, stay safe and healthy🥰 🍎👍🙏🇺🇸

    • Candide Thirtythree

      That is a lovely story

    • GLENDA Vertner

      Thanks!! The Hangs’ orchard had peaches, cherries, plums, and several varieties of apples, all were standard size fruit trees. Also concord grapes, which she gave me the plants because they were inside her backyard fence and she wanted them moved out.. A disease killed the remaining grape vines on both properties about 10 years ago. The only tree left is a Seckel (sp?) PearTree that no longer produces fruit, the second tree was blown over in a storm. Those pears were so good😋
      Mrs. Hangs also introduced me to a Steam Juicer. This Juicer is just as important to me as my pressure and water bath canners. The Steam Juicer is available on Amazon. In 1975 my Mom and i both had to order ours from a company in Germany. Mrs. Hangs had purchased hers from them also. I dearly loved and respected that sweet German Lady, 🥰

    • Wilde Acres Aromatherapy

      Beautiful memories! Reminded me of my German grandparents farm with so many different fruit trees. I’ve never tasted fruit like that since. Plums, pears, grapes, apples…. if I’d have known better I would have propagated all of those vintage fruits!!

    • GLENDA Vertner

      I actually took a few cuttings from the Concord Grape Vines. I did as I had seen my Grandparents do. Put the cuttings into the soil past were a leave had been and then put a quart size Canning Jar over it and let Mother Nature take it’s course, they all rooted and grew into beautiful producing plants 🍇🍇🍇🍇🍇🍇
      Using my Steam Juicer I made organic grape juice for our family and jelly. I also made concord grape pies.😋🥰 One year I didn’t have time to make up the pie filling to freeze, I just washed the grapes, pulled them off of the stems, threw them into 1qt Ball Plastic Freezer Containers and tossed them into the freezer. I pulled one out to make a pie, our 2 youngest sons got a frozen grape and ate it. They loved it, actually we all did 😋 from then on in the evenings this was a routine healthy snack while watching TV. The 2 boys laid in the floor eating the grapes, they were so cute. Needless to say we had very few pies that year.
      My Grandfather was born in Germany in1877, at 6 weeks of age his parents immigrated to the USA 🇺🇸 as and became Citizens. My Grandfather fought in the 6th Calvary and was gassed in France by the Germans. He had breathing problems for the rest of his life.
      My Grandmother’s ancestors came to America in 1722 from England. Our ancestor, Nicholas Woodfin fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. A member of our family has fought in every War the USA has been in. God Bless America 👍🥰🙏🇺🇸

  • L2FlyMN

    Apple trees do well after a heavy pruning, so take off the upper limbs, & encourage growth where you want it.

  • Happy Homestead

    When mom died (by suicide 25 years ago), I made a big batch of tuna noodle casserole for us to eat. My dad and I were devastated as you can well imagine. I was too upset to eat at dinner time, but my dad invited a neighbor who had stopped by, to join he and my daughter for dinner. About 30 minutes later, I saw my dad and his friend on the dock (it was dark out) and I saw my dad dump the casserole in to the canal. I was so hurt to think he didn’t like my cooking (it was a comfort dish growing up and I made it the same way as my mom did) on top of my moms death, but I didn’t let him know I’d seen him do that. I went in to the house through the garage and in to the kitchen. Sitting on the counter were the 2 large cans of tuna. In my grief, I’d forgotten to add them to the dish. LOLOLOLOLOL

    • Virginia Seeds Skogen

      Considering the circumstances the missing tuna was completely understandable. I’m sorry for your loss, even though it has been many years I’m sure you still miss your mom.

      When my dad passed suddenly (13 years ago), he was in a different region of the country. I needed to pack quickly, find some pictures, take care of our five kids, 3 months old – 16 years. My headed was muddled, packing took forever, and I never did find the pictures. When we got back home to weeks later, I found the pictures easily … hmm, you do what you can, as you can. I miss my dad too, Doug reminds me of him a bit, my dad would have loved Doug & Stacy’s homestead, the orchard and bees especially.

    • Happy Homestead

      @Virginia Seeds Skogen Oh, I’m so sorry for your loss, too. Your head being muddled… that’s a great description. They too, lived in an entirely different part of the country than me. That must have been a very hard loss, with your children being so young and never getting to know him. My mom would have loved Doug and Stacy’s channel. My dad didn’t watch tv, so I don’t think he would have watched it. Thank-you for your kind words. 🙂

  • Debra Hall

    We don’t need no stinkin’ ladders We got a Doug.

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