Self Sufficiency

Due to the ease with which alcohol can be obtained it is not uncommon for a person to struggle with controlling the amount of alcohol they intake on a daily basis. Falling into a cycle of daily drinking can quickly begin to have serious negative effects on the human body and the sooner a person […]

Since the Internet has such a wealth of information, these days it seems like we can do almost anything ourselves. From home repairs to remedies for colds and insect bites: with a little bit of research, we can become more self-sufficient with a few clicks of the mouse. The same goes for home renovation projects. […]

Vineyard trellising is the safest way to shelter your grapevines. It is created in order to give the convenience of the grapes to grow well and produce more fruits during the season. So, using the right materials to trellis the grapes is very important to consider. If you are still preparing for planting but lack […]

Spring is here! Now is the perfect time to start harnessing this new energy to prepare our minds, bodies and our environments for this budding season. That’s right! I’m talking about our annual spring cleanse. Spring is a transitional season, carrying nature from the inert, conservative state of winter into the high activity of summer. […]

We all know the old adage of the frog that is placed in the pot of cold water. The water heats so slowly that the frog merrily goes about its froggy business never realizing its fate until it’s too late to jump out. The point is we allow ourselves to adapt to unrelenting “stress” in […]

Many common health conditions can be remedied with a healthy lifestyle that is accompanied by the use of certain herbal remedies. While Western Medicine relies heavily on the use of prescription drugs, most practitioners of Eastern Medicine, as well as traditional naturopathic doctors and herbalists, consider natural herbs and plants to be much healthier choices. […]

The Victory Garden During World War Two, the government encouraged individuals to contribute to the war effort by providing their own fruits and vegetables. The call to plant “Victory Gardens” was a call to patriotism to do your part. Being as my father was as patriotic as the next man, this particular call was answered […]

Fixing bad breath depends on what’s causing it. In 80 to 90 percent of cases, it’s due to something in the mouth. Most often, bad breath is the result of nothing more serious than a dirty mouth. Plaque, the nearly invisible film of bacteria that’s constantly forming in your mouth, is often responsible. Another possible […]

Anyone considering a shift to a geener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide, written by Alan and Gill Bridgewater. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. The Bridgewaters, well-regarded garden writers, help readers answer questions such as […]

Poping up like daysies, commercial costumes seems to be available at all the local stores. However, having in mind their cost, lack of imagination, and the fact you end up with a half dozen kids all looking the same at a party, it seems reasonable to do it by ourselves. After all, nothing beats homemade. […]

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