Perfect Tyme for Thyme

By Lora Krall Perfect Tyme for Thyme | Herbal Living Winter is cold, full of sickness and not much energy, it is the perfect tyme for thyme! The Greek word for thyme was said to mean “fumigate” for its strong balsamic odor.  It was often used as an incense to dispel illness and germs in …

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The Second Step in Providing Your Own Food

Let’s dig deeper into this subject so that you can fully understand the types of foods you select to produce/raise for your family and friends.  Below is the graph you saw in the previous post, with the daily caloric needs filled in for each person and then the totals. Daunting?  Yes… Do not worry.  Now …

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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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12 Life Lessons Learned From The Great Depression

In the last couple of years, I have uttered to myself, "worst since the Great Depression" far too often for my liking.  Frankly, it makes me nervous.  The remedy to calm my nerves is homesteading. As homesteaders, or those of us who aspire to be, self reliance is our direction.  I believe it is important …

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Decades after catastrophic 1980 eruption, Mount St. Helens is ‘recharging’

  Decades after catastrophic 1980 eruption, Mount St. Helens is 'recharging' - ABC News #main-container{visibility:visible !important;} Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, after two months of increasing volcanic activity. Since its most recent eruption in 2008, there has been a swarm of earthquakes, which are thought to be a result of the magmatic …

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Make Homemade Biogas Energy

By David William House Making Biogas Make Sense The good news is that biogas is easy to make. It’s the only biologically based renewable energy, besides combustion — simple fire — that happens and then persists in nature. (That’s not true of alcohol, not true of biodiesel.) But if you think about it, you already …

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15 Essential Homestead Kitchen Tools

High-quality, basic tools and equipment is the secret weapon of a homestead kitchen. More than anything else, kitchen tools will get the biggest workout; so go for quality over quantity which will last you a lifetime if well-cared for. 1. Canning Jars, Bottles, Jugs, Corks and Reusable Lids Think ahead. Purchase a variety of volume-sized …

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New Report: US Power Grid Attacked Every 4 Days; Nationwide Blackout More Likely Than We Thought

Written by: Daniel Jennings The power grid upon which Americans depend for nearly every aspect of life is attacked once every four days, an investigative report from the nation’s largest newspaper chain revealed. Gannett and USA Today reporters analyzed federal energy records and found that a cyber or physical attack takes place so often – …

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7 Ways The Pioneers Preserved Food Without Electricity

Written by: Steve Nubie The pioneers knew more than a few tricks to preserve food for the long-term. Any form of food preservation was designed to kill and inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungus and other micro-organisms. It also was designed to prevent the oxidation of fats which could lead to rancidity. Our pioneer ancestors …

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Electromagnetic pulse attack on Hawaii would devastate the state

By Malia Zimmerman Published May 12, 2017 On July 9, 1962, Hawaii was hit by a massive electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, which within minutes took down the state’s communications systems and traffic lights —  virtually everything that ran on electricity.  The EMP wasn’t an attack by a foreign government; rather the U.S. government had set off …

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