Category Archives: self-reliance

Global Village Construction Set

It’s possible to plant 50 trees in one afternoon. To press 5,000 bricks from the dirt beneath your feet in one day. To build an affordable tractor in six days. Continue reading

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Politeness Recovery

I aim to give up only the parts of my Good Girl upbringing that hold me back from my eventual goal of becoming a rowdy old lady. Continue reading

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The Resilient Gardener: A Must-Have Book

This is becoming my go-to book. Continue reading

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Make Grain-Free Dog Treats

Make your own grain-free dog treats and jerky. Continue reading

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What Kids Learn On The Farm

What can children learn on the farm? Continue reading

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Why We Save Seeds

Saving seeds is the most basic gardening tradition, but we can’t expect anything to grow from hybrid and GM plants. Continue reading

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Pioneer Delusions Doused

These last few months have doused any pioneer delusions I might have harbored. Continue reading

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Remedies To Charm, Not Harm

Springtime means it’s time to include nettle in each jar of iced tea I brew. It helps keep hay fever at bay. And time to chop fresh mint, dandelion, and cilantro in salads. I’m convinced it does wonders to keep … Continue reading

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Sarcasm & Self-Sufficiency

“Come here Slug Weasel,” she commands. Obediently her younger brother does as she bids, helping her carry 50 pound bags of chicken feed to the barn. They chat pleasantly on the way. By pleasantly I mean he doesn’t just point … Continue reading

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Why Kids Belong In The Kitchen

Nine ways cooking helps your child learn. Continue reading

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