Muscovy Ducks for homesteading

Muscovy are the only domestic ducks that are not derived from Mallard stock. Originating from the Caribbean Mosquito Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras where the native culture values them for their meat, Muscovy aren’t really ducks, but rather large perching waterfowl (Cairina moschata). Muscovy ducks are great on the farm to control insects the natural way. They […] Read more »

Foods that double as medicine

By Ben Smart, Special to CNN   |  Posted Jul 24th, 2015 @ 9:09pm ATLANTA (CNN) — A typical visit to the doctor might leave you with a bottle of pills and instructions to take them twice daily. But a small, growing number of physicians are “prescribing” foods not only for weight management, but also to prevent and […] Read more »

15 ways methi or fenugreek can keep you healthy and beautiful

I’m growing some Fenugreek so it’s nice to see all the positive benefits that it has. Written by Dr Anitha Anchan In Indian households, we frequently use both the seeds and leaves of methi (fenugreek) in our dals, parathas, curries and various dishes. However, you wouldn’t know that methi or fenugreek is also a rich […] Read more »

Heirloom Seed Companies

A very nice long list of places to get Heirloom seeds. Here is a useful list of 40+ 230+ companies supplying heirloom / non-GMO / organic seeds. If health is wealth, then this page is solid gold! 🙂 Please share this important information. If you have any additions or corrections for this list, please let […] Read more »

Top 10 Foods Highest in Iron You Can’t Miss

Lack of Iron in your diet and food storage can sap your energy when you may need it most, so make sure you have some of the foods listed below in your Emergency Food Storage. Iron is an essential mineral used to transport oxygen to all parts of the body. A slight deficiency in iron […] Read more »

HOW TO MAKE A SOLAR POWERED FOOD DEHYDRATOR

Dehydration is a simple, effective method of preserving fruits, vegetables, nuts, and meats.  Drying removes the majority of the water that is in food, making it less hospitable to bacteria and mold.  Drying has many advantages over other preservation methods.  First, dried foods are easier to store than fresh or canned foods because they take […] Read more »

Could coconut oil be a cure for Alzheimer’s?

Could coconut oil be the miracle cure for Alzheimer’s? By Greta McClain     Sep 29, 2012 in Health Spring Hill – When Dr. Mary T. Newport’s husband, Steve was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, she began immediately researching different treatment options and found that MCT oil was the only one that showed to actually […] Read more »