Saving Lost Skills – Pioneer Family Days at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

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I received an email from my wife’s aunt, Nan, who happens to be Heathcote Botanical Gardens’s Educational Coordinator. Her email was in regards to yesterday’s post on harvesting meat rabbits. She mentioned that she would be willing to run the camera for […]

Stolen Post: What to Do When Your Garden Isn’t Producing (Or You Don’t Have One)

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This is an article from my friends over at The Wannabe Homesteader. Brian and Stephanie are much like the rest of us, trying to get by in this crazy world, and taking back as much control of their […]

SALESMAN OF THE YEAR – An Opinion on Gun Control

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I was working on a post when I stumbled upon an article that not only caught my attention, I couldn’t stop reading it. The author was well versed in what he spoke about, and what he wasn’t an expert on, he didn’t offer […]

Revisiting Green Deane

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Just got another newsletter from Green Deane, a favorite source of information of mine. He really knows his stuff…and better still will tell you when he doesn’t – THAT is the sign of a true professional…and how many professional foragers do you know?

Here is a link to his latest newsletter. […]

Dutch Oven

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I know I’ve said this before, but it never hurts to repeat an important idea. When it comes to SHTF scenarios, I realize the likelihood scale runs from personal possibilities to  planet-level possibilities. I believe that the more likely bad times are going to be closer to home – illness, loss […]

A Short post regarding an epiphiny I had this weekend.

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e·piph·a·ny [ih-pif-uh-nee]

a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.

We went camping this weekend on the same island, same spot we’ve camped for the last three camping outing. […]

Random Edibles #1: Sorrel

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Spinach Dock is another name for Common or Garden Sorrel and Narrow-leaved Dock. Sorrel is has a lemon-like sour flavor. The bright green, oblong leaves of this sorrel variety grow atop long, narrow stems with a habit similar to spinach. Sorrel is easy to grow in cool months, and […]

No post today….unless you count this

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Long day at work prevented me from getting anything IMPORTANT done. As much as I try not to be a slave to the dollar, once in a while (a couple days this week, it seems) I have to knuckle down and put in a long day. I […]

Updates 12 Apr 12

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Updated the Gardening and Rabbits pages. I don’t always mention when I do, so check back often.
Gardens are doing well and spring is well on its way. The mango tree is looking like it will be another bumper crop, as long as we don’t get any nasty wind like […]

How to open green coconuts for water

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One of the safest sources of both food and water found across most of the tropics is the coconut. Living along the coast in zone 9b, I am well into the growing area for the multipurpose trees. I will try to
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