Which Permaculture Course Is Right For You?

(This post contains affiliate links.) A few years ago, someone suggested that I look into Permaculture when I was at my wits’ end trying to figure out how to grow anything in the woods we live in. I had never heard of the term, but only after a few minutes of reading up online, I was hooked. I read books, lots of books. But I wanted to learn more — especially practical skills like how to inoculate mushroom logs or make liquid fertilizer teas. I was craving real interactions with other like-minded “Permies”. As a result, I started looking into...

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Homemade, Kosher For Passover Chicken Feed Recipe (Incl. Chick & Turkey Starter)

(This post does NOT include any affiliate links, I have no relationship with the companies that I mention below other than being a happy customer.) Preparing for Passover can make you remember why there aren’t so many Jewish farmers. The craziness of cleaning your house of the last crumb of chametz (the leavened form of the five grains not eaten on Passover, namely wheat, rye, barley, oats, and spelt) is exhausting enough. But once you add livestock into the mix, we are talking a whole other category of craziness. This year, for the first time ever, we had 13 egg-laying...

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Zone Planning: Your Blueprint To A Successful Permaculture Design

Zone Planning: Your Blueprint To A Successful Permaculture Design

Designing a garden — whether it is on rolling wooded acres or in a small suburban backyard — can be overwhelming. Depending on your goals, you might ask yourself: “How can I use my space most efficiently? Where can I grow some vegetables to feed my family?” or “What are high-value cash crops I can grow here?” If you are planning on homesteading or working slowly towards self-sufficiency, you probably picked out your piece of land with your future goals in mind and looked for possible locations for your chicken coop, orchard or pastures. But these are huge decisions because you...

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Healthy Unicorn “Frappo” Alternative (Vegan)

Healthy Unicorn “Frappo” Alternative (Vegan)

Unless you have been living under a huge rock for the past three days, you couldn’t avoid hearing about Starbucks newest marketing gig, the Unicorn Frappuccino! For the past few days, Mashable, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even late night shows spoke of little else. Frappuccino is a Starbucks’ trademark for its line of blended, ice-cold coffee beverages. This particular one was marketed as “sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour” that will change its flavor as the ice melts and you mix it “to reveal a color-changing spectacle of purple and pink.” #UnicornFrappuccino?✨ Available at participating stores and the end of participating rainbows....

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21 Day Fix Approved Orange Vegetable Soup With Butternut Squash

21 Day Fix Approved Orange Vegetable Soup With Butternut Squash

The last 20 days have been an eye opener. For almost three weeks I have been on a fitness and nutrition program called the 21 Day Fix. You might have heard about it as BeachBody coaches are amazing in leveraging social media to inspire people. After my third FaceBook friend started posting non-stop, I finally reached out. I wanted to know what this was all about. And despite my fear (or hate) of exercising, I started it. I am loving it. And (drumroll…) so far, I am loving it. My Healthy Eating Wake-up Call But it has been a wake-up...

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Fresh Milanese Ciabatta Bread – Easy, Fast and So Yummy

Fresh Milanese Ciabatta Bread – Easy, Fast and So Yummy

We love bread – of all shapes and sizes. I like sourdough, rye, oat bread, and everything whole wheat with a lot of moisture and nice big pores, while the rest of my (American) family enjoys white bread. Alright, they refuse to eat whole wheat bread and I am done just buying cardboard toast! I want to find an easy alternative to buying pre-made bread that is full of preservatives and ingredients that I cannot pronounce or know what they are! I want a simple, honest and great tasting white bread that goes well with our many soups, chilis, and...

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