Herbs are much more than a garnish. If you are only buying a bunch of cilantro for taco night and chives for your baked potato soup...you are missing out on all the other ways that herbs can enhance your life. Herbs are a powerhouse for healing and every homesteader and natural mother should have an arsenal of herbs in her home apothecary. Herbs also allow you to bring the food supply right to your doorstep. They are easy to grow making them an economical ingredient, no matter their intended … [Read more...]
Small Scale Aquaponics – Growing Greens With a Fish Tank
One of the biggest hopes you can have as a mom and an environmentalist is that your kids will want to take up your causes as they grow and mature. I could not be prouder of my oldest child (nearly 14) as he grows into a stellar young man. He is kind, empathetic, smart, a great cook and fisherman, and very much interested in sustainability and homesteading practices. He helps me in the garden and listens relentlessly to my babbling about political issues, food integrity, and saving the … [Read more...]
10 Easy Ways to Reduce Kitchen Waste
According to a research, the average kitchen wastes approximately $1000 in food per year. Roughly 40% of all food produced worldwide ends up in the garbage. Think of how many hungry people could be fed if we cleaned up our act and actually used what we purchased and thus only purchased what we actually needed. Our budgets would be immediately helped by making a few changes and wasting less food. I know personally I cringe at the idea of throwing away $1000 a year. I can think of many ways I … [Read more...]
Let's Get This Garden Started! – WW
Are You in Danger of Becoming Free?
I heard a quote recently that really hit home with me. I thought about it all day long and realized fully just how true it was. Growing food is one of the most dangerous occupations on this earth because you are in danger of becoming free. - Jules Dervaes I could not believe how simple and amazing this truth is. When we do not grow our own food we are slaves to food companies, grocery stores, and a government that promises to protect our food supply but often doesn't. We have to worry about food … [Read more...]