I must confess that I have a bit of a magazine obsession. I LOVE magazines and last year I went kinda nuts with deals on subscriptions. I ended up with way too many magazines arriving in my mailbox but it was a valuable lesson for me on what I actually read and what I don't. Parenting magazines, no. Better Homes, no. Ladies Home Journal, no. Why did I even order those??? Mags like Oxygen, Health, Country Living, Mother Earth News, Mary Jane's Farm, and Hobby Farms...yes, yes, yes. I keep them … [Read more...]
Have You Got Mad Green Skills?
The Self Sufficiency Handbook
Self sufficiency is a topic near and dear to me. I don't know why really but it has always been something that fascinated me...that and survivalism. I LOVE reading stories about families that live in octagonal houses in the middle of a nowhere, using solar power, growing their own food, and making all their home furnishings by hand. I am not quite sure if that life would be right for me but I can live vicariously right? This is why I can't live without my Mother Earth News subscription. I … [Read more...]
Healthy Grass-fed Beef
Beef from a cow raised on pasture is a safer choice than feedlot beef, offers richer flavor and more nutrition, and is even healthier for you than a chicken breast. Here are five benefits of eating pasture-raised cattle: Grass-fed beef is one-third to three times leaner than conventional grain-fed beef, and as a consequence has fewer calories, too. Grass-fed beef has two to four times more essential omega-3 fatty acids than feedlot beef. It also contains more beta carotene, vitamin E and … [Read more...]