Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. Our moon will pass directly between the sun and earth,...

Materia Medica – Marjoram

Botanical Name: Origanum marjorana Common Name: Marjoram, lovage Family: Labiatae Ayurvedic/TCM Name: Marwa Parts Used: Leaves & flowers Native Region: Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa, Turkey, Asia Geographic Distribution: It is grown widely in Europe, USA,...

Emergency Trauma Care

Bill Harris – First Care Providers Another one of my favorite lessons from Prepper World Summit 4 was presented by Bill Harris. His training program, “First There, First Care™” empowers students to CARE™ for friends, family and community during those times when...

Harvesting and Preserving Leeks

We were introduced to leeks on a trip to western Ireland when our chef shared her recipe for mushroom soup. We had never grown them until recently. In March, we purchased a small Bonnie pot containing leeks. When I got ready to plant them, I realized the pot probably...

What is Glyphosate?

When chemical company, Monsanto, introduced a broad-leaf and grass killing herbicide in 1974, most farmers thought it was a great idea. If you have ever tried growing a garden in regular soil, you will be amazed how quickly whatever you planted becomes totally...

Summer Cucumber Salad

  Love the taste of pickled veggies, but don’t have all the necessary tools or a lot of vegetables to preserve? Try this yummy summer salad you can make and store in your refrigerator for up to 2 months, if it lasts that long! We took one 1/2 gallon jar to a...

Making Ghee in a Sun Oven®

Off Grid with Doug & Stacy In 2010,  Doug and Stacy decided to leave the comforts of city life and travel back in time to a more sustainable and minimalist approach to life. Thinking more and more about sustainability, availability, cost to operate, and a few...
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