Category «Home Production»

Home production is an important component to self-reliance.

Prepare 2015 – $20 and 15 Minutes – April Goal

Spring has brought with it new energy and a beautiful new beginning. We have some challenging times ahead of us, but there is great reason to celebrate and look forward to a bright future. Producing your own food provides food security in times of economic challenges and increases overall health. Last month’s goal included planting bare …

Prepare 2015 – $20 and 15 Minutes – March Goal

Spring is in the air and it is the perfect time to get busy planting. Bare root fruit trees, vines and berry bushes are inexpensive this time of year. Best of all, they tend to thrive. Prepare 2015–March Homework Spend $20–Purchase a bare root fruit tree or grape vines or berry bushes. You can find …

Clod’s Survival Garden

Prepping is personal pursuit and no two families prepare in exactly the same way. Each family has their own unique preferences and style, adding diversity to life. This uniqueness is evident in the methods used to produce food. Recently we had an opportunity to spend an afternoon with some dear prepper friends and tour their …

Seed Saving – A Critical Sustainable Living Skill

Every year I drool over seed catalogs as I plan my next garden. My favorite catalog is Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I’m like a kid at Christmas when it arrives. They will send you a free catalog just go to www.rareseeds.com. I spend hours perusing the pages looking at the rare, non-GMO, heirloom seed collections …

Gaia’s Garden – A Priceless Permaculture Reference

I absolutely love my garden. My passion began as I felt a growing need to produce everything I possibly could on my own property to reduce our dependence on outside sources. Our ultimate goal is to be able to survive off of what we can produce ourselves. That being said, I can’t grow chocolate … …

Dynamite Dill

I absolutely love gardening, especially this time of year. The beautiful colors, aroma, flavors, textures and intense homeyness created by the abundance of our harvest never ceases to amaze me. Today it was all about the garlic dill pickles and working side-by-side with my daughter to create a masterpiece to be displayed with pride at next year’s …