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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Emergency Survival Kits

Power outages ... severe storms ... no worries! With a little planning, you can keep your family calm and safe during short-term emergencies. By Matthew Stein Keep your family safe no matter how severe the conditions by planning ahead and creating a short-term survival kit. IMAGE: KEITH WARD In today’s world of blackouts, big storms, …

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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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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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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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65 Pieces of Survival Wisdom From the Great Depression

By: The Survival Mom It was the best of times, it was the very worst of times. America’s Great Depression of the 1930s was a time of starvation and subsistence survival for many families. Decades later, many survivors of those years hold on to the survival lessons they learned, from hoarding pieces of aluminum foil …

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Why Russia props up the dangerous North Korean regime

By Hollie McKay As North Korea continues to develop a nuclear-weapons program, threatening the U.S. and neighboring countries while starving and enslaving much of its population, the regime of Kim Jong Un continues to receive an increasing amount of both public and private support from Russia. But why?  “Putin is weakening sanctions against North Korea …

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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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How to survive a mass shooting… flee, hide, bite, spit, cover, shoot back, play dead and more

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger [Repost: NaturalNews] As a concealed carry permit holder trained in handgun combat, I've learned more than a few things about surviving an encounter with armed shooters. In this two-part audio series, I share valuable, practical advice on how you can survive active shooting scenarios, with or without your own …

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