Tag Archives: self-sufficient

Looking for Easy

I was watching Alaska: The Last Frontier on the Discovery Channel (a show I *highly* recommend, and I watch very little television), and a neighbor of the Kilcher family talked about moving his family to the Alaska wilderness. “It’s not … Continue reading

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Easy Tomato Protection

I am currently taking care of a sick toddler and trying to get some work hours in at the same time, so this is a reprint of a previously published post.  I’m happy to say that I’m using the same … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Worry About the Economy

Recently Timothy Geithner, the Treasury Secretary of the United States, gave a speech about, among other things, what he believes caused the recent financial crisis: You can’t legislate away stupidity and risk-taking and greed and recklessness. What you can do … Continue reading

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Independence Days Challenge 2012 – Week 12

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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Garden Update – April

I am currently on a journey to provide healthy, chemical free food for my family from our own land.  My goal is to provide over half of our fresh produce during the year – I’m nowhere near there yet, but … Continue reading

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Independence Days Challenge 2012 – Week 11

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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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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