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3 Tried and True Methods of Killing Insects

We have reached that time of year when we thank God that the onslaughts of summer stinging, biting and swarming insects have ceased their stinging, biting and swarming. Phewwwwww…. Oh wait, here come the fall insects! Ants, Lice, Mites, Fleas, Asian Beetles, Boxelder Bugs, Bedbugs, Earwigs, Millipedes, Centipedes, Cluster Flies, Silverfish, Cockroaches, Worms, Squash Bugs …

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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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Echinacea:The Art of Tincturing

Learn to harvest and make medicine from this immune-boosting plant By Susan Belsinger and Tina Marie Wilcox We cultivate the echinacea because they are handsome perennial-flowering plants that add height and color to our gardens and show off their splendid coneheads throughout the summer and into the fall. Butterflies and birds are attracted to these …

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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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Herbalists’ Favorite Herbs

Discover outstanding herbs for a wide range of health concerns with these recommendations from five herb experts. Compiled and edited by Mother Earth Living staff We asked some of our favorite herbalists to name their favorite herbs for a variety of maladies. The result is a list of five herbs that can come in handy …

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Chlorine Bleach vs. Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide is used as a disinfection and bleaching agent. It can purify water and kills bacteria, viruses and fungus. When it is done doing it's job it breaks down into water, oxygen and ash (if in powder form). All of this is good for you. Chlorine Bleach is another matter entirely. It is also …

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A Primer on Krav Maga: The Combative System of the Israeli Defense Forces

[repost: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/07/10/a-primer-on-krav-maga-the-combative-system-of-the-israeli-defense-forces/#at_pco=smlrebv-1.0&at_si=57965ad77fe7a7eb&at_ab=per-2&at_pos=1&at_tot=5%5D   I can’t remember how I first heard about Krav Maga, but I do remember being immediately intrigued. All martial arts have an appeal to most men and their fighting spirit, but Krav Maga’s draw owes less to the mystique of many of the traditional disciplines and more to a distinct aura of …

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The Heal-Everything Herb That Doubles As Bandages … And Toilet Paper

Written by: Erin Goodin It was brought to the Americas by European settlers and is now considered to be naturalized to North America. The settlers, in fact, had good reason to carry it with them: It has a long list of medicinal qualities. It is mullein, which grows all over the forests of North America …

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Understanding Pain & 4 Natural Pain Relief Options

Understanding Pain Pain motivates us to seek treatment more than any other symptom. It can be debilitating and cause us to react to various circumstances in a way we normally would not. Our brains register pain by stimulation of particular nerves. Essentially, a nerve is an electro-chemical channel or an electro-chemical pumping vessel in which …

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Livestock First Aid Kit

Livestock First Aid Kit

1. Colloidal Silver (spray & drops/liquid – an antibiotic) 2. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother 3. Castile Soap 4. Saline Solution 5. Vet Wrap 6. Neem Oil (natural, safe insecticide for ticks, mosquitoes, mites, fleas, fungus etc., antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal) 7. Calcium Gloconate (egg bound, birthing trouble treatment) 8. Nail Clippers 9. Nitrile …

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