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Would You Be Pioneer Ready?

Would You Be Pioneer Ready?

If you look at your food preps you have stored away, you will realize that we are very similar to our pioneer ancestors who were getting ready for their arduous journey.

The Perfect Homestead

The Perfect Homestead

If you’ve made the enormous decision to relocate and start a homestead, take the extra time to do it right. Research is essential! Read more about 5 important criteria when planning for a homestead.

Alternative Cooking Sources for SHTF Planning

Alternative Cooking Sources for SHTF Planning

All the stored food in the world will do no good if you have no way to heat your food. Learn more about these alternative cooking sources to use during an emergency.

Child Friendly Livestock

Child Friendly Livestock

There is some discussion about the idea of livestock being an ideal alternative to the family dog or cat. While I do not agree on livestock animals becoming family pets, I do appreciate the research that went into which animals are child-friendly. See why these three livestock animals are family friendly.

7 Ways to Be More Earth-Friendly on Earth Day

7 Ways to Be More Earth-Friendly on Earth Day

In the grand scheme of things, each of us can make a profound difference in our carbon footprint by making some slight changes to how we live. Here are 7 ways we can be more earth-friendly and sustainable.

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is a delightful alternative to jelly and jam. It’s tart and sweet and will have your family begging for more.

5 – Ingredient Salmon

5 – Ingredient Salmon

At least once every two weeks, this is in my oven. My kids love it, everyone loves it. It’s soooooo easy! And when I tell you it’s good, believe me, it’s good.

DIY: Soy Citronella Candles

DIY: Soy Citronella Candles

Citronella candles are a natural alternative to repelling those annoying insects and provide a pleasant scent at the same time. They also are very adaptable to what you have on hand.

Dandelion Honey Bread

Dandelion Honey Bread

I love the subtle flavor of this bread, and the texture comes out perfect. This is a great bread to try out for those new to bread making. And, if your family is like mine, you may want to double the recipe to make an extra loaf!

Organic Pantry Cooking For Less Than $5 a Meal

Organic Pantry Cooking For Less Than $5 a Meal

Let’s face it, we’re all trying to cut corners here and there to make our monthly budgets work for us, without having to sacrifice nutrition or flavor. Purchasing all organic foods can come with a hefty price tag, if you don’t know how to do it.

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