This time of year is filled with spring buds, sprouting tree leaves and the reemergence of bountiful wild edibles. One of my favorites that isn’t necessarily “wild” is Daylily greens. I tend to include them in the wild edibles category simply because once they’re planted, they take care of themselves and produce, produce, produce. Daylily is an easy one to put […]
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We are a small, traditional values, God and Country loving homestead family living on 85 acres in an underground passive solar house in the beautiful rolling hills of North Carolina. John is highly skilled former Marine that has long been ahead of the curve in survival preparation. With extensive training and experience in native plant food and medicine, Ann has been carrying on the traditional ways for over 20 years. Together we have carved out a lifestyle that enables us to be self-sufficient, live off the land and enjoy the solitude that comes with being somewhat "out-of sync" with the rest of the world. Read More…
Home canning has made a comeback and if you do a lot of it, chances are you’ll run into the situation at least once, where you question the edibility of something you’ve just pulled out of the pantry. Whether it’s because it didn’t seal correctly to begin with, or that it came unsealed while in storage, if you know […]
Have you ever thought about what life would be like if all of a sudden our modern conveniences were taken away from us? Would you have the ability to open the can of Wal-Mart beans in the pantry? Do you have pots and pans that would survive more than one use cooking supper over an open […]
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