Green. Ecologically-friendly. Sustainability. The words annoy me, but we all mean the same thing. Don’t we? Is sustainability enough, or is there something more to leaving the world better than we found it?
You smear it, wear it, lather it, spray it, and even eat it. Do you know anything about it? Is it a traditional food? Is it a healthy one? What about sustainable?
Sometimes the meal ideas comes easily, sometimes it is a last-minute decision with hungry family underfoot. We know we should menu plan, but it may not always fit with the reality of the day. What last-minute meal is lurking in your pantry? If you have these five foods, you have a delicious, nourishing meal in […]
We get so excited to “put away” this year’s harvest–but before you put the first jar on that shelf, take a few minutes to take inventory. What is the condition of your food storage? Do you need to rotate the oldest to the front? And what is that nasty goop on the shelf, anyway? Here […]
Farmers have a lot against them. The list is getting longer, especially if they are selling locally, farming sustainably, and are choosing to use non-GMO, heirloom seeds and livestock. Who are the enemies of the local farmer? And how can we stand with our local farmer to ensure healthy food for the next generation? **Oh, […]
Of all the self sufficiency supplies you might need along the way, getting the right skills book is crucial to your success. What book to you pull off of the shelf when an animal is acting strangely, or there is an unidentified insect in the garden, or to determine whether goats are a good idea […]