Forest Permaculture

Forest Permaculture is an integrated three dimensional design of permanent agricultural layers combining tall trees, small trees and shrubs, vines, perennial and self-seeding ground covers, and livestock to sustainability and permanently provide nutrients. Okay, that sounds so serious and professional.  Permaculture is a method of farming management where the environment provides food for your livestock.  …

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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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7 Steps to Stop the Bird Flu in Its Tracks!

[reposted from my Capper Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] The bird flu is an infection which jumps.  The avian flu virus can pass from wild birds such as ducks to say chickens laying eggs on a farm to people like you.  As this virus makes its jump, it strengthens, becomes nastier, even deadly.  It is very …

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DIY Rabbit Tractor

Reader Valinda Mullin shares a clever DIY hack that allows her to raise healthy, happy meat rabbits in a mobile pen. By Valinda Mullin I thought it’d be great to have a tractor for raising meat rabbits, just like people do with their chickens. I started by gathering up recycled supplies that I’d been saving …

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What You Should Know About Colloidal Silver

What Is Colloidal Silver? Colloidal Silver is a suspension of very tiny silver particles in liquid, typically purified water. Silver is a mineral. It is not yet known, scientifically speaking, what the function of silver is in the human body. Silver is a naturally occurring mineral in foods and water. January, 1915, The Journal of …

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How BIG a Backyard Do You Need?

Interesting... When Summer turns to Fall and the air is crisp, my mind drifts to the planning stage.  For those at the exciting beginning stage of homesteading, this is for you! Here is a fun graphic to illustrate how much land you need to live off and be self sufficient.

If We Want “Unity”… Government Must Become Weaker

Is everyone reading the ZeroHedge?  In my humble opinion, there are three important risks to be aware of: EMP, Cyber Attack and Financial Collapse.  Look to multiple sources of information, connect the dots, and use lots and lots and lots of discernment, and look to your core values.... Focus on the Bill of Rights.  Understand …

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Eat Your Weeds! Purslane [image source: http://weedscanada-ca]

Eat Your Weeds!

Eat Your Weeds! The Best Edible Weeds Easy-growing weeds are surprisingly tasty and packed with nutrients [repost - thanks Mother Earth Living: http://www.motherearthliving.com/food-for-health/eat-your-weeds-best-edible-weeds.aspx%5D By Amy Mayfield May/June 2011 With high levels of iron, potassium and beta-carotene, dandelion stimulates digestion and aids the liver. Long used as cleansing tonics, easy-to-find spring weeds are rich in vitamins …

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Homemade Ricotta [image source: beyondsweetandsavory-com]

Homemade Ricotta

Ricotta is the easiest cheese to make -- hands-down.  You can use all lemon juice or all vinegar.  If you use all lemon juice, it will have a lovely fruity flavor and will yield very soft curds.  If you use all vinegar, you will have a tangy flavor and will yield firmer curds.  I like …

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Yearly Food Planning for Your Family

Planning a year's supply of food for each member of your family can seem a daunting task.  Want to grow a large garden, have an orchard and vineyard, grow your own crops, and produce your own oil and sugar?  How much meat, vegetables, fruit, sugar, oil, flour do we each consume per year?  What if …

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