Preparing for disasters should be a priority no matter where you live. Chances are that sooner or later you’ll face some sort of a disaster that will leave you without power, water, or access to buy the things you need in order to live.Continue reading
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Used medicinally, there are lots of ways that turmeric benefits your health. Turmeric is a commonly used spice that comes from the Curcuma (Curcuma longa L.) plant which is a member of the ginger family. Most people know turmeric as an ingredient in curry. But its more than just a spice, as you will see.Continue reading
You already know that I’m not a big fan of modern medicine. Over the years I’ve had to deal quite a bit with anxiety and I know I’m not alone. My doctor is willing to give me prescriptions for anxiety medication, but I prefer to know how to calm anxiety naturally as much as possible. These are my favorite ways to manage anxiety. I hope they help you as much as they help me.Continue reading
Have you ever considered the benefits of organic gardening? Modern farming is geared towards mechanization and homogenization. Instead of organic gardening techniques, most modern farmers use GMOs, pesticides, additives, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers and mass-production techniques. All this is clearly affecting our health, and new diseases are spreading rapidly among humans and animals.
Does your family have an emergency preparedness plan? Let’s face it. Sooner or later your family will probably encounter a natural disaster or similar emergency event that requires you to act quickly to stay safe and sound. This is much easier when you are prepared and have a plan. So start the new year with a new plan to keep everyone safe. Continue reading
Breeding and raising rabbits has been a homestead goal of mine for quite a few years. Seems simple enough, right? After all, the term “breeding like rabbits” came about for a reason. Yet, I seemed to fail over and over again.
Positivity seems to be a popular catch-phrase these days, but do you really understand the value of creating positivity in your life? Unfortunately, for many people, “positivity” is just a way to discount someone’s feelings. If anyone has ever told you to “just think positive”, you probably know what I mean.
Spring is almost here and this is when I hear many newbies mention how much fun it would be to try hatching baby chicks themselves. And that’s great! Hatching baby chicks is fun, educational, and rewarding. But, it’s not always just cute little bundles of fluff. Sometimes it’s difficult, and even downright disgusting. So I thought it would be a good idea to tell you exactly what to expect when you have baby chicks hatching.Continue reading
Lately I’ve been posting about my herbal infusions on my personal Facebook page and I’ve been getting a lot of questions. What is an herbal infusion? How do you make one and what are they for? I thought it would be easier to write an article than to respond to each person individually, so I hope this is helpful to everyone.