Archive | February, 2012

Getting Started with Beekeeping in Kentucky

A homestead, whether rural or suburban, just doesn’t seem quite right without a pretty little beehive somewhere on the property.  I think it takes things to the next level. It seems like anyone can manage chickens, but bees? Once you have bees, you’ve really arrived. There’s a reason of course that bees aren’t something you […]

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The Raw Milk Debate and Why It Should Matter To You

The raw milk debate is nothing new. For many years, folks have fought for the right to purchase milk that has not been pasteurized. In recent times, the debate has gotten more heated. The last few years have seen raids on locations selling raw milk that seem reminiscent of something that would happen at a […]

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Join the Garden Party!

I’ve been working on planning on the spring garden. Have you? I tend to overextend myself and want to plant everything and plant it now in the spring. Then August rolls around and it is so hot and I am so tired and the weeds are so tall that I really just can’t wait until […]

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Book Review: The Feast Nearby by Robin Mather

This week I finished up reading The Feast Nearby: How I lost my job, buried a marriage, and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally (all on $40 a week) by Robin Mather. This is part memoir, part recipe book, part education in the world of local food. It seems […]

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Why Wal-Mart Shouldn’t Be In Our Vocabulary

The same conversation keeps coming up wherever I go lately. More and more people are asking me about sustainable living. They want to live wholesome, healthy, organic lifestyles that are good for the Earth, the future, and their communities. Yet, they don’t know where to begin. If you are looking for a small step to […]

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