Practical Prepping

I decided for my own family that I wanted to take a more practical approach to preparing. I don’t call it prepping, I prefer to look at it as living a sustainable, yet useful life.

Garlic — An Antibiotic You Can Grow In Your Garden

By Linda Zimnick It began with the prick of a thorn. Within a few days, the 35-year-old man from South India had an abscess swelling...

A Plethora Of Plums

By Melissa Souza When we planted our golden plum tree last year, we got three plums. But this year when the tree bloomed, we never...

Versatile beans for the homestead

By Jackie Clay-Atkinson Of all the different fruits and vegetables we grow on our homestead, beans are without a doubt the most versatile and easy...

The circle of homesteading

By Patrice Lewis It all started one day about 20 years ago when I was cleaning the barn. My task involved shoveling manure into a compost...

Wildfires – Before, During, and After

By Charles Sanders There are many things rural homeowners can do to mitigate the danger of wildfires. The first is to create a defensive zone...

Low-cost living: Frugality as a way of life

By Patrice Lewis Back in 1990, as newlyweds, my husband and I were normal. We lived in a rental house in Sacramento. We had two...