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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10 Essential Oils Your Skin Will Thank You For

Discover why these natural oils are nature's gift to skin! Content sponsored by Derma E Essential oils are all-natural solutions for all skin types. There are hundreds of oils out there that help to revitalize your skin, leaving you with a youthful glow, even skin tone, and free of fine lines and wrinkles. The following …

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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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Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

Okay everyone, I am now entering a zone which is a passion of mine; Baking Bread!  Those who know me well understand that I am a good cook, but baking is a challenge for me.  It's because of all the details and measurements...    I love to experiment and cooking is my creative outlet -- hence, …

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Simple, Low-Budget, Off-Grid, Gravity-Fed Water System

By Alyssa Craft Since moving to our off grid property just over a year ago, we've had plenty of adventures learning how to become more sustainable and self sufficient. One of the big challenges that we've had to work through has been setting up a long-term, off grid water system. After looking into lots of …

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Making Homemade Medicine

Use this guide to make your own simple, effective herbal remedies, and add medicine-making to your self-sufficiency repertoire. By Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM    March/April 2017 Making our own herbal medicines and body-care products can save money and improve our health, and it’s much easier than you may think. If you already make herbal teas, …

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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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