Not that long ago I was using brand-name toothpaste, plastic toothbrushes, and teflon dental floss. There was nothing about my tooth care that paid tribute to a natural lifestyle. The thought of moving toward zero-waste dental hygiene was daunting, but I knew it was one area that needed some work.
For anyone new to gardening the priority will be sourcing a piece of ground and finding out where to get seeds. That is literally all it takes to get started growing your own food. It’s like magic! Those who have the time and resources will be able to order seeds from one of the many excellent seed companies that exist. But you aren’t here to find out where to order seeds, are you? You want to know where to get seeds when you can’t buy them.
Despite what you may believe there are more effective, easier, and cheaper alternatives to toilet paper. There is no doubt that toilet paper is big business, but is it really better than other options?
There are a things you can do. It’s empowering, actually, to mobilize in the face of crisis. I realize not everyone has the same opportunity to live as homesteaders. However, almost everyone can take positive steps to improve their sustainability and help the most vulnerable.
Toothpaste. For a long time it remained one of the stubborn hold-on products that I was buying for our bathroom routine. I thought homemade toothpaste was intimidating, and I always had a reason not to make the switch: I got “free” samples at the dentist, […]
Mr. M. has long been the meat cutting expert in our little farm share. When we recently purchased a pig he was excited to move into pork butchery. The experience has expanded our skill repertoire. However, our popular post 5 Helpful Butchering Tips to Read […]
Do you find your potted vegetables dry out way too fast in the heat of the summer sun? Feeling like your plants are lacking, but want to improve soil health without commercial fertilizers? Finding yourself watering them once or twice a day? Afraid to […]
Food is important to our family. We spend a lot of time growing it, preserving it, preparing it and, yes, eating it. When I had my daughter I knew I wanted joie de vivre to be a part of her existence in everything, including food. I […]
I have an outrageous weakness for frozen treats in the summer. It doesn’t really matter what kind of treat, as long as it’s cold and delicious. Ice pops are especially fun. However, I recently cut out processed sugar, which seriously limits the icy treats that […]
I have been making kombucha tea for my family for several years now, and they’re still always excited to find a new batch in the fridge. It is cheap, healthy, and tasty, so making this drink a win-win-win. I even find it’s a creative endeavour—with my vast variety […]