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Survival Sunday – The Huntress

This year’s filled tag – my first!!

“Omg! Omg!! Omg!!!”

I’ll get back to that in a second.  Living a self-sufficient lifestyle requires a vast variety of proficiencies: growing your own food, foraging edible and medicinal plants, food preservation, caring for livestock, construction, and hunting are just a few of the skills one needs to be self-sustaining.

2015 Pre-season scouting

Hunting.

To be honest, I really Continue reading “Survival Sunday – The Huntress”

Blowin’ in the wind

Here in the Pacific Northwest, forecasts show we have 50/50 of experiencing a storm that will rival the historic Columbus Day storm of 1963. I wasn’t around for it, but I’ve read it caused $230 million in damages, took 46 lives and injured hundreds of others.

50 plus years later, I doubt people are any better prepared for a catastrophe of this nature.

When the storm hits, will you be prepared?

Here are some tips: Continue reading “Blowin’ in the wind”

The Medicinal Monday – Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Hunting season starts soon, so we spent the afternoon in the woods, scouting new areas and just enjoying the beautiful colors of the season.

Once we reached about 3500ft, I start seeing curious white flowers I’ve only seen in books – Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)!! I’ve spent weeks and weeks pining for this aromatic, Continue reading “The Medicinal Monday – Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)”

It’s an Open House… for our Greenhouse!

It’s official – Autumn has arrived, and my container garden has been moved from the overgrown yard to our greenhouse!!

Yes, I said Continue reading “It’s an Open House… for our Greenhouse!”