In the Garden – Grow a Year’s Worth of Produced

How to Grow a Years Worth of Produce – Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to grow a years worth of produce? Well, it is possible – let us show you how!

[This post has been updated since it originally ran in January 2017]

My grandpa was a Midwest farm boy and even after he grew up and made a life for himself in southern California, the farm boy never left him.  He always had a garden and much to the annoyance of his neighbors (and the county) he Continue reading “In the Garden – Grow a Year’s Worth of Produced”

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In the Garden – Ordering Seed Catalogs

Can you believe it’s already 2018!! It’s never too early to start thinking about your garden. In fact, if you plan on starting your own seeds, some of them need to be started this month!! Continue reading “In the Garden – Ordering Seed Catalogs”

Elderberry – the Natural Cold & Flu Fighter

Did you know studies have shown Elderberry can significantly reduce symptoms of Continue reading “Elderberry – the Natural Cold & Flu Fighter”

Homestead Buzz – Adventures in First Year Beekeeping

And…. We’re back!!

It’s been a while since we Continue reading “Homestead Buzz – Adventures in First Year Beekeeping”

In the Kitchen – 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Last weekend, Mr. Misty gave up the final two days of the late season deer hunt to help his brother move. He was already worn out from the many tasks he’s had to complete in preparation for the replacement of our exterior siding – hunting for him is… Continue reading “In the Kitchen – 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies”

Medicinal Monday – Self-heal

Prunella, heal thyself…

… or turn to nature for your healing, which I personally think Continue reading “Medicinal Monday – Self-heal”

Wildcraft Wednesday – Nettle Seeds

Our property has an abundance of Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica).  If you’re not familiar with this powerhouse plant, Nettle is known to increase energy and nourish the skin, hair, nails, adrenal and lymphatic systems, digestive tract, liver, kidneys, gallbladder, and prostate. Those suffering from Continue reading “Wildcraft Wednesday – Nettle Seeds”

Medicinal Monday – Stinging Nettle


Ouch! If you’re a hiker, forager or outdoor enthusiast, you may have run into Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) and have the welts to show for it.

The plant has small hair-like stingers containing a compound called, Formic Acid, similar to the compounds found in some insect stings. For some folks, this amounts to minor skin irritation, lasting several hours, while others may experience Continue reading “Medicinal Monday – Stinging Nettle”

Foraging


The fields and hills are a table constantly spread.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Isn’t that a lovely quote? Yet, I wonder how many of you truly understand it and how it relates to prepping.   Continue reading “Foraging”