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. Continue reading →
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.
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.
We know that the calendar says spring is almost here, but for many it still feels like winter, and that can often mean depression and anxiety. Fortunately, there are natural supplements for depression and anxiety that will often work better than prescription drugs. So if you’re looking out the window and feeling like you just can’t take another dreary day, read on and find your way to some sunshine, even if it’s only in your heart for now.
We planted three apple trees this past spring, and while they appear to be doing great, they also seem to have “inherited” the fungus that all of the maple trees have. I haven’t done any testing to determine what it is specifically. I just know it’s fungal and it looks like yuck. My hunch is that it’s a rust disease but I don’t know if rust diseases are common for maples, and they look the same. But I digress… I don’t believe it will kill the trees, but since the apple trees are still new, it may be a little harder for them to adapt. Continue reading →
Planting a fall garden is a great way to extend your growing season. Enjoy fresh vegetables when most people are stuck with canned or cardboard-tasting grocery store versions. And you’ll be proud to serve fresh vegetables at your holiday celebrations.
Modern lives are more stressful than they used to be. Stress can lead to many serious health issues so managing it is important. Left un-managed, stress can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, a weakened immune system, gastrointestinal issues, depression and more. Homeopathic remedies can help you manage stress as long as you know which remedy will work best for your type of stress. Continue reading →