Better Beekeeping: Sally’s Simple AZ Hive

What is a simple AZ hive? The AZ hive is a brand-new to America yet centuries-old in Slovenia hive management system. While our simple AZ hive is just the basics, it still promises to make life easier for a beekeeper. A real AZ hive however, looks like the dream hive...

On the Business Front: Cottage Real Food Business For Sale

A friend has a wonderful cottage Real Food business for sale (no actual food involved)! She’s done the hard part of creating an affordable, reliable product that is made at home and that SELLS! I purchased several of her products 3 years ago — I use them...

Even a HAphazard GardEner can GRow Food!

Although I’ve had a tomato plant or two over the years, I’ve never been what anyone would call a “gardener.” In fact, when I buy a plant in the store, my husband lovingly suggests killing it in the car on the way home rather than watching it...

Older-Newbie Homesteaders: Why Not?

Actually, no one has said we old homesteaders wouldn’t make it. At least not out loud. If you asked someone directly, they’d very likely chuckle in disbelief and shake their heads. “Those folks don’t know what they are getting into.”...

One of the World’s Weston A Price Kitchens!

Someone asked, “Well, you don’t eat prepared foods. And you don’t go out very often. What DO you eat?” We asked the same question: what were we going to eat now? Once you reconcile the fact that prepared foods contain ingredients no animal on...

Great Pyrenees Puppy Love

I got Great Pyrenees Puppy Love bad and it is soooo good. I even spent two hours reading a dog training book by Adam Katz, for goodness sake! That is a first: training myself to train my dog. Adam gave us Winston (photo at bottom), arguably the most adorable dog on...

Pollination Makes the World Go ‘Round

My mom asked me one time, she said, “Do you ever get the feeling there’s something else going on that you aren’t aware of? I mean, you know something’s going on, something other than the obvious, but you don’t even know where to look to...

Oh, How My Garden Doth Grow!

Whenever I buy a plant, my husband likes to suggest that I just kill it in the store rather than taking it home and torturing it to death. Yeah, he gets a big kick outta himself. Well, point and laugh no more: I am a gardener! My seedlings are sprouting — dare I...