Monthly Archives: April 2012

Goals Update – April

Well, it’s been a while since I have posted any goals, so I thought I’d give you guys an update.  I noticed the other day that I have posted quite a few intentions on this blog over the past couple … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers

Recently I subscribed to the main podcast feed for the Preparedness Radio Network, an online radio station dedicated to preparedness, survival, and self-sufficiency.  To be perfectly honest with you, I skip quite a few of the episodes that come through … Continue reading

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Saturday Links and Finally, the Farmer’s Market!

Happy Saturday folks!  We’re headed out this morning on foot to our local farmer’s market, which just opened today!  I’ve quite literally been waiting for months – it’s so great to have a market within walking distance, and man, this … Continue reading

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{ this moment }

A single moment, no words, thank you SouleMama

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Food Waste Friday – Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

Every Friday, Kristen over at The Frugal Girl posts a picture of her food waste. She invites other bloggers to join in her effort to save money and reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away in our country … Continue reading

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Independence Days Challenge 2012 – Week 10 (And some sad news)

Producing more food for my family and becoming generally more self-sufficient has been one of my long time goals now, so I was excited to see the Independence Days Challenge is back on Sharon Astyk’s excellent blog The Chatelaine’s Keys. … Continue reading

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FDA Announces a Subtle Shift in Attitude, Crowd Yawns

Please, forgive me for the cynical title.  It just so happens that in my browsing today, I came across this news headline: New York Times:  U.S. Tightens Rules on Antibiotics Use for Livestock If you read nothing but the first … Continue reading

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Ode to a Simple Sock

How do you know when you’ve darned a sock one too many times? Well, let me tell you. It’s when you wear the socks for ONE day, and they go from being completely intact to looking like this: It’s kind … Continue reading

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Asheville Dreamin’ (and the giveaway winner!)

I think I’ve mentioned before how much I love Asheville.  Well, given the opportunity to get away for our anniversary weekend, there was really only one place we wanted to go… With the beautiful weather here in the south, it … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful day!

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