Many people are searching for ways to live in a more Eco-friendly manner, and in many cases, living more Eco-friendly coincides with having a sustainable kitchen. Four aspects homeowners can implement in order to receive the greatest benefits monetarily and environmentally are as follows.
Use natural cleaners
One way to create a more Eco-friendly lifestyle and a sustainable kitchen is making cleaners using natural ingredients. From cleaning the floor to the…Continue
Hey guys, sorry I haven't posted anything in a while. I have been super busy WRITING!! I wanted to share what I have been writing with you so here is it:
Hello all you HOMESTEADERS out there!!!
I just wanted to let you know we now have 6 issues…Continue
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by Kim Thompson, Sustainable Seafood Expert for the Menuism Seafood Blog and Betsey Suttle
With the recent $1.76 million sale of a single bluefin tuna in Tokyo, bluefin tuna - the poster child for sustainable seafood - is front page news again. These apex predators fetch such high prices because their…Continue
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Living The Good Life
Walking in the footsteps of Scott & Helen Nearing
Greg Joly and Mary Diaz purchased a piece of land in Jamaica Vermont and hand built a homestead. Following in the footsteps of Scott and Helen Nearing who in 1932 left New York City to establish a homestead in Jamaica Vermont. There experiment in living the simple life, building…
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Gardening tips: how to hand pollinate tomatoes for larger production of your container garden. Many gardeners leave pollination to the bees, but if you want to see the best harvests, you can take matters into your own hands.
In this video I am going to show you the best way to hand pollinate your tomatoes. All you need is an electric toothbrush and…
Added by Robert Brennan on July 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
As I'd said in my last post, I'd been looking around a lot at different options for the future. Thinking about what I truly need, and I can do without. In reality, I really pretty much live 80% of my indoors time in this bedroom with attached bath (about 12x10, 5x7 bath). We've got a 32" TV, Roku player, laptop, books, etc in here. Otherwise, we cook, eat dinner at the table, and generally come right back in here! We've also got completely useless vaulted ceilings as…Continue
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My visit to see the turkeys at River Ridge Farms disrupted their latest move from one stretch of pasture to another. Verlinda Waters had the tractor backed up to move the large wooden roost she and her husband had built by hand. One turkey sat leisurely atop the roost while the other gobblers gathered around a water pan and their keeper was polite enough to chat with me. These preening, lavish birds were accustomed to…
Roasted beet salad, fresh local spinach and scallions sound like menu details from an upscale restaurant. They're what's new this spring at the cafeteria of Takoma Regional Hospital in Greeneville, Tennessee. Chef Mary Goldman is excited to include some fresh, local produce for the first time this…Continue
Added by Flour Sack Mama on May 31, 2011 at 9:16pm — No Comments
Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating? I'm having some friends over for a mostly-local dinner. Just returned from a trip to Union Square greenmarket to pick up some last-minute ingredients.
Here's what's on the menu:…
Spring is already bursting with life at our house, two weeks before the official start of the season. We're being blessed with an early start to a plentiful crop of vegetables. The lettuce and broccoli seeds are happily germinating in abundance, less than a week after being planted in little indoor containers.…
Added by Flour Sack Mama on March 5, 2011 at 5:12pm — No Comments
How would you like to visit your local grocery store feeling like you owned the place? Having a real say in the way products were chosen and sold? Getting a refund back at the end of the year because you'd loyally done so much shopping there? You can, if you choose to join a community-owned food cooperative. These co-ops are owned by consumers just like you who decide to get directly involved.
Added by Flour Sack Mama on February 23, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
The latest winter snow has thawed to reveal golden wisps of dormant grass blowing gently in the meadow called Cades Cove. While horses still graze on other fields nearby, much of the grasslands lay unused except by the wildest of creatures. Small mammals like rabbits and fowl such as quail can more likely find a place to hide from their predators when they have native clumps of grass like broomsedge in their natural habitat. Yet, fescue has claimed most of the land, choking out several…Continue
Added by Flour Sack Mama on February 17, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I can only imagine what splendid dishes the Denman family cooks up. When I planned a visit to their greenhouse, I knew that matriarch Georgia Denman and her daughter, Caitrin Bayard, were experts at organic gardening. What I couldn't comprehend until my visit was their depth of knowledge and passion for culinary plants. …Continue
Added by Flour Sack Mama on February 17, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments
Hot is not how I would describe our family's backyard compost pile. Wam, I hope. Definitely not smelly, but not the hottest thing around. The more I read how the experts explain composting, I don't think ours is cold or passive. I do make an effort to turn it about once per week But it's, well, simple at best. My husband, skillful as he is, never found time to build one of those fancy corrals that some of you have. At first, I thought we needed…
Added by Flour Sack Mama on February 12, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
On a late November day in rural Oklahoma, I arrived at the Downing Family Farm just as the husband and wife team of Wes and Kathy Downing were finished haying their cows. The afternoon sun was warming large pastures with nearly dormant Bermuda grass. While many of the black Angus were spread throughout the acreage, a few calves came up to greet me, with a little enticing from an afternoon helping of grain. I had been anxious to see how the Downings were managing their five-year-old…Continue
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