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Making Pocket Soup

What is pocket soup? It is an extremely slow and tedious process to make home made bullion. Bullion is easily found in any grocery store so why on earth would you go through all the effort? This is the most common question one hears while working towards, or living a sustainable lifestyle. My simple answer, […]

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Herbalism Homesteading Paganism Wild Foods

Turning Stinging Nettle Into Cordage

Legends and folk tales are peppered with truths. My all-time favorite fairy tales is called the Wild Swans. It is a story of six princes who were turned into swans and their only salvation would be if their sister could knit them each a vest made of stinging nettles. There is a fantastic modern retelling […]

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Homesteading Wild Foods

Making Bone Broth

The history of bone broth is deep and rich, going back to our prehistoric ancestors. In a time when a successful hunt was rare, it is of no surprise our ancestors heeded the guidance of four legged hunters and found ways to access and use the bone marrow. Rather than sharp teeth and bite force, […]

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Homesteading

How to Process a Rabbit

I struggled with the idea of doing this article because I have always felt it would cheapen the sacrifice made by the animal. But peoples need for this knowledge out weighs my personal feelings on the topic. TOOLS: A sharp filet knife is what I like to use best, but the fat and skin will […]

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Herbalism Homesteading

To Buy or Be an Asset?

A major swath of the United States economy and jobs is leisure and service. In this year of covid lock downs, many of these businesses are hemorrhaging. Businesses that have been around for over one hundred years are shutting their doors. We have had almost thirty straight weeks of nearly one million new jobless claims. […]

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My Interview with Bellamy Fitzpatrick:

Green Anarchy & Self-Sufficiency So last week I introduced the concepts of the Green Anarchy movement and Bellamy Fitzgerald’s, founder of the journal Backwoods, opinion of how the essence of Green Anarchy can be achieved in today’s world.  If you haven’t read it, I highly suggest you do as the topics we are talking about […]

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Herbalism Homesteading Paganism Uncategorized

Green Anarchy & The Invitation to Desertion:

What is IT & What does it Provoke? I hate “politics” and the divisiveness it breeds. Therefore, it is rare that I expound on my political ideologies. especially here.  However, with everything that is going on in the world, I would feel remiss if I didn’t at least provide a glimpse into what is possible.  […]

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Homesteading

Processing Furs at Home

There is more than one way to skin a cat and there’s more than one way to tan it’s hide too. Home tanning is not for the faint of heart. It takes patience, determination, and a hell of a lot of sweat equity, but it is well worth the time and effort. I am a […]

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Herbalism Homesteading Wild Foods

Native Harvests: Lambs Quarter (Chenopodium Album)

Lambs quarter is one of the most common garden and backyard weeds. Don’t let its commonplace fool you, this plant is a force to be reckoned with. It is one of THE most nutrient dense wild foods available, even out performing many common vegetables in both vitamin and mineral content. With high levels of phosphorous, […]

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Herbalism Homesteading Wild Foods

Native Harvests: Wood Sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

Many of our common weeds and herbs are transplants from colonial settlements, but Oxalis Stricta, or common yellow wood sorrel is native to North America. It’s a beautiful summer plant often mistaken for clover. It grows to an average of 10 inches tall and enjoys partial shade. Has three heart shaped leaves and dainty five […]