It's great having spring here, even though some days it feels like winter's back.

Your cold hardy plants should be out in your garden and growing, and all of your spring pruning should be done.

This month we've focused on helping you prune your fruit plants. It's best if you can prune your growing fruit before the leaves and blossoms start budding out and the sap starts running. See pruning grapes, pruning peach trees, and pruning raspberries.

There's too much information to put on one page, so there's additional pages on planting, caring for, and harvesting your fruit. We teach you how to build a unique trellis for each type of plant. You'll also learn how to create new starts from existing plants. See Growing Grapes and Growing Raspberries.

You won't be planting your squash outside until the weather gets warm, but you can start them inside. If you want your winter squash to last till spring, you'll need to let it fully mature. Starting your plants indoors can help extend the growing season of the long-seasoned squash. See Growing Winter squash and Pumpkins.

You'll eat your winter squash after you harvest them in the fall but you can eat your Growing Summer Squash all summer. Keep an eye on it so it doesn't get too big.

I'd like to give a special thanks to my friend who's sharing her collection of food storage recipes that she's gathered over that last 20 to 30 years. I decided to post the recipes even though I don't have pictures to go with them. The pictures will come along, but at least the recipes are there for you to start using.

You can search by category or search by ingredient. You'll find the same recipe linked from many different pages. For example: granola has oats, wheat, and cornmeal in it; but it's also a snack or breakfast food. My desire is that this set up will help you look at your food storage and know what to do with it.

You don't want to wait for an emergency to get good at eating out of your food storage. In a crisis there will be enough things to worry about. You can master the food part of it right now.

Here are the recipe links we've added the last few days: whole wheat muffins, homemade wheat thins, whole wheat waffles, cracked wheat cereal, homemade pancake mix, and blender pancakes.

We've added some general categories to help you navigate the site and find what you're looking for. See healthy breakfast foods, oatmeal recipes, and recipes for corn.

With most of the gardening pages done, I'll have more time to work on the recipe section.

Let your friends and family know about Provident Living Today and help encourage them to live providently today and prepare for future.

Have a Great Month,


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