Category Archives: Food Security

It is Time to Think About Your Seed Order

The old year has not even ended…why should you think about your seed order now? Well, for several reasons. The first is that there has been a resurgence of home gardening to rival the victory gardens of WWII and there … Continue reading

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Canning, Freezing, Fermenting, Dehydrating, Root-Cellaring…

After all the planning,  planting, watering, weeding, spraying, praying, and eating now is the time for preserving.  Gardens large or gardens small, they all have a tendency to produce more than we can eat at one time.  Prudence dictates that … Continue reading

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Backyard Chickens

Living with poultry has been an illuminating experience. Turkeys are friendly, smart and curious. Ducks are flighty creatures, easily spooked but very industrious in their search for food.  The two ducks we have left lay one egg each per day … Continue reading

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Got Calories? Or..What’s in Your Pantry?

Since nearly everyone diets we all know what calories are…well, we think we know.  There are ten or more different kinds of calories, but the two we are interested in are the small calorie and the large.  The small calorie … Continue reading

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Ostrich or Turkey?

Before I raised a batch of White Midget turkeys I wondered why Benjamin Franklin wanted our national bird to be the turkey instead of the eagle, now I know.  Turkeys are friendly, smart, curious birds. They come when called, follow … Continue reading

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