Whole-Grain Flour Guide – Food and Recipes

Trying to reduce refined grains in your diet? Use our whole-grain flour guide to replace white flour with high-quality, nutritious alternatives. By Tabitha Alterman As science learns more about the makeup of a healthy diet, one fact has become clear: Refined grains are bad for our health—and our waistlines. Saying that a grain is “whole” …

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Spring Garden Checklist

The First Step in Providing for Your Own Food

"Let's start at the very beginning.... It's a very good place to start..."  -- Yes, I am singing the "Sound of Music: Do-Re-Mi" song in my head as I am writing this.   Want to provide your own food?  Want to start your food planning process, but do not know where to begin?  This should …

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Be Prepared to Survive

Be Prepared to Survive In the event of economic crises, sweeping natural disasters, or other massives disruption of the political and social order, will you be prepared to survive? Yes, if you follow the author's advice. By Kris Torrey | September/October 1974 If you want to be prepared to survive, the three main things you'll …

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Homestead Menu Planning

As homesteaders, we are so tired at meal times it becomes difficult to be creative.  Having a basic menu to plan meals just may be a lifesaver in those moments.  I begin my menu planning with basic categories so I know what I am preparing prior to the day even beginning.  This way I can …

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Growing Fall Broccoli and Brassicas

By Barbara Pleasant Thick mulch will help keep soil cool, a boon to fall broccoli and brassicas like this kohlrabi seedling. Photo by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff Is there some secret to growing good fall crops of broccoli and other cabbage family crops? I start the seedlings indoors, but as soon as I set them …

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15 Herbs You Should Try Blending for Your Next Cup of Tea

These are the herbs you need to make your own tea blend. Once you're familiar with the flavors and properties, feel free to mix and match!   By Rosemary Gladstar and Tania Hannan The following herbs are well-known for their effectiveness, versatility, and safety. Together, they make a wonderful apothecary for any budding herbalist. As …

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Preserve Your Harvest : Freezer Friendly Fruit & Veggies

Because we are homesteaders, we are always looking for: 1. Ways to Preserve Food and 2. Meal Time Savers! Here is a how to properly freeze your fruit and vegetables for use during the winter and when you are just to busy to do all that prep work. Freezer Friendly Fruit Prepare, peel and slice …

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3 Chores to Do Now to Prep Your Garden for Winter and Spring

These basic moves will revive your soil, renew your tools and make for a fruitful harvest next year Aislin Suparak Gibson                         September 7, 2017 Design Director of Modern Hive. As fall arrives, the days get shorter, and the rhythms of school and work return. Now is the time to clear the garden and plant for …

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Layout Tips for a Successful Vegetable Garden

Layout Tips for a Successful Vegetable Garden Want to harvest your own tomatoes, lettuce, basil, and more? Read on for essential how-tos in planning a vegetable garden layout. By Kelly Roberson Planning a vegetable garden and successfully harvesting your own produce is easier than you might think. The layout of a vegetable garden can make …

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Why You Should Raise Chickens for Eggs?

Nutritionally Superior to Grocery Store Eggs 1/3 less cholesterol •   1/4 less saturated fat •   2/3 more vitamin A •   2 times more omega-3 fatty acids •   3 times more vitamin E •   7 times more beta carotene Benefits Eggs from well-tended backyard chickens are healthier Eggs from backyard chickens are tastier Chicken droppings enrich …

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