How a Former Vegetarian Became a Butcher and Ethical Meat Advocate

Before she was a butcher, Meredith Leigh was a vegetarian. She was fascinated by plants and loved vegetables—how they grew, the way they tasted right out of the field, how they changed color and texture as they cooked. [repost: http://civileats.com/2016/05/27/how-a-former-vegetarian-became-a-butcher-and-ethical-meat-advocate/%5D But during a trip to Vietnam in 2004—after Leigh had been a vegetarian for nine … Continue reading How a Former Vegetarian Became a Butcher and Ethical Meat Advocate

Why your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do

<!-- http://code.jquery.com/jquery-migrate-1.4.1.js--&gt; window.yumprintRecipeDisabled = true; Did your grandparents have food allergies? Mine sure didn’t. A stark comparison to the growing epidemic of food allergies, worsening with every generation.  According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011 (1). … Continue reading Why your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do

7 Methods to Starting Fires

It's winter time (well not for Australia... ).  It is the time for us all to cozy up to a roaring fire in the fireplace with a cup of hot tea and a good book. Matches and lighters are convenient ways to start fires, but not as rewarding as other methods.  As with anything, you … Continue reading 7 Methods to Starting Fires

The 1800s Pain-Relief Plant That Doctors Used

Written by: Tammy Robinson Every time we are afflicted with a headache, hangnail or even the common cold, most of us simply pop down to the local drugstore and pick up an over-the-counter remedy. But chemical-induced drugs aren’t always best for us, and we also should consider: What if the drugstore is closed – or … Continue reading The 1800s Pain-Relief Plant That Doctors Used

To The Rescue : CPR for Baby

Infant CPRWhile I am certified to perform CPR for infants, I am not certified to instruct others on how to perform CPR.  Instead I am providing another source for you so that you too can come to the rescue, God-forbid, the need ever arise.  The Baby Center: Expert Advise section has illustrated guides on first … Continue reading To The Rescue : CPR for Baby

10 Things to Consider When Building a Root Cellar

  By Jennifer Poindexter, Morning Chores Imagine being able to enjoy fresh, organic produce year-round. Now imagine the same without having to pay outrageous off-season grocery store or farmer's market prices. What you have just imagined is called a "root cellar." The root cellar is increasingly becoming a fixture for both city and country people … Continue reading 10 Things to Consider When Building a Root Cellar

How To Turn Ordinary Garden Soil Into Organic Potting Mix

Written by: Jacki Andre If you’ve been gardening for a while, you’ve likely heard that you shouldn’t use garden soil in containers or as a seed-starting medium. But garden soil is free and it’s right there for the taking. So, what’s wrong with using it? The short answer is that soil used in any kind … Continue reading How To Turn Ordinary Garden Soil Into Organic Potting Mix

DIY Seed Tape: The Fast, Easy Project That Saves Time And Money

Written by: Jacki Andre I don’t know who invented seed tape, but that person deserves a gold star. If you’re not familiar with it, seed tape is tissue-thin biodegradable paper, usually about an inch wide, that has seeds embedded in it. There are several benefits to using seed tape: The seeds are optimally spaced for … Continue reading DIY Seed Tape: The Fast, Easy Project That Saves Time And Money

Dealing with Pet Anxiety: Should You Medicate Your Dog?

As you all are pretty-much aware, we love our dogs... I mean LOVE our doggies.  I have devoted many a volunteer hours to helping dogs with VERY naughty behaviors. What I have found with many doggie mothers and fathers, are questions in regards to how to deal with doggie anxiety.  This article doesn't address everything, … Continue reading Dealing with Pet Anxiety: Should You Medicate Your Dog?