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Gloved hands holding a box of vegetables with dirt - 8 Ways to Become a Producer Instead of a Consumer

8 Ways to Become a Producer Instead of a Consumer

The overarching theme of the 21st century has become consumption. For every product we purchase, there is packaging to throw away. We use disposable...
Polish Borscht

Polish Borscht

Polish borscht is a popular winter soup when beets are in season, and hot soup can bring comfort and warmth. While the main ingredients are pork and...
How to Select Containers for Your Vegetable Garden

How to Select Containers for Your Vegetable Garden

Selecting the correct container for your vegetable garden can depend upon a variety of factors. What is the correct size container for your plant?...
Best Planters for Container Garden

10 Best Planters for Your Container Garden

Selecting the best planters for your container garden is an essential part of successfully growing edible plants in a small space. You'll want...

How to Care for a Sick Piglet

Pigs tend to be very hardy animals; however, they aren't completely immune to all ailments, especially as babies. Baby pigs, or piglets, are much more susceptible to disease and injury than mature pigs. So how do we prevent illness in piglets and how do we care for...

Raising Ducks for Eggs

Ducks are growing in popularity as the latest additions to backyard homesteads; however, there is still some apprehension when it comes to eating duck eggs. For those who have dared to venture outside of their comfort zones, many have found they prefer the rich flavor...

3 Strategies to Avoid Food Insecurity

We're approaching the anniversary of Hurricane Irma, which makes me think more about what I should be doing to be more prepared for a hurricane. August and September are the most volatile months of hurricane season. ​​This is typically when we see more hurricanes as...

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal is a delicious breakfast that gives you a taste of fall, with it's soft apple pieces and warm hint of cinnamon. The individual servings make it perfect for portion control, or just a convenient way to serve it to your family. It can also be...

Estrogen Dominance and Your Health

Do you feel sluggish? Anxious? Have trouble losing weight? Are your menstrual cycles unbearable? Then you could be suffering from estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance is a condition that affects both men and women. Its effects can be seen as early as puberty and can...

Cast Iron Vegetable Frittata

Summer is a time of excess eggs and vegetables. With such an abundance of both, it's a great time to combine the two in a vegetable frittata. As a base, I like to use onions, peppers, and tomatoes. This recipe also calls for sliced mushrooms because they are a...

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits w/ Sweet Honey Butter

Good biscuits are an important part of any good, southern breakfast, but finding easy buttermilk biscuits that turn out light and fluffy can be a difficult task. When it comes down to it, it isn't necessarily the recipe that makes or breaks good biscuits. A couple of...