wine cap

Rebuild Your Soil with Wine Cap Mushrooms

If you have poor soil and want help from the garden store, they will test your soil sample. Then they will recommend a bunch of products and fertilizers to help you grow the plants that you want. However, these products won’t build soil. In the long term, they may degrade the soil further by continuing […]

relationship with the land

Nurturing Your Relationship With the Land

There are lots of reasons why modern people don’t have a relationship with the land. Most are city dwellers. For them, “land” is a public park or a small backyard rather than wide open spaces with no light pollution. Most Americans are immigrants, so our ancestral “home” is somewhere else. We don’t have family homesteads […]

rose water

Make Your Own Rosewater

Roses are here! If you are like me, you’re thinking now is the time to make your own rose water. If you’ve never done it before, don’t worry. It’s easy. And I will tell you how, but first let’s talk about why you want to. Benefits of Rose Water reduces skin irritation of eczema or […]

pollinator garden

Why Your Pollinator Garden Doesn’t Have Many Butterflies and Bees

Did you plant a pollinator garden only to find out that the butterflies and bees didn’t come? Nobody wants to go to the trouble of creating a buffet only to find that no one eats. So here’s some tips to figure out why your pollinator garden doesn’t have many butterflies and bees. Let’s make this […]

wild violet

Wild Violet is Here!

I love this time of year. Old friends come back to revisit the earth for a while, and the newest one is wild violet! Some say that this is a horrid, invasive weed that is hard to get rid of. I say it’s a useful part of Nature. Let’s take a look. Using Violets Medicinally […]

medicinal herb

Planting Your Medicinal Herb Garden

Nothing creates connection to Nature quicker than growing your own food and medicines. It’s spring! If you’re considering planting your medicinal herb garden as a way to develop that connection, read on! You will find that it also cultivates sovereignty because you will become more self sufficient, too. As an added bonus, getting your hands […]

living on a farm

Ten Things I Learned from Living on a Farm

Living on a farm is very different from living in the city. You’re a lot closer to the land and the cycle of life. Things are harder, take longer, and are also quieter. Lots of people say that it’s their dream, but is it really? Here are 10 things I’ve learned from living on a […]

cut your chicken feed bill

Cut Your Chicken Feed Bill to $0 With Composting

It’s fall. There isn’t much for free ranging chickens to eat now. Egg production is down too, so if you are paying for chicken feed, you’re putting money out without getting much back. So, you might be feeling the pinch. If you want to cut your chicken feed bill to $0 with composting, read on! […]

is it bullying

Is It Bullying or “Kids Will Be Kids”?

If we want to tackle the issue of bullying, asking “Is it bullying or ‘kids will be kids’?” is a good place to start. In animism we always look to Nature and/or the wheel of life for answers. So what does Nature have to say? I live on a farm. Chickens, goats, and dogs (and […]

you take you with you

You Take You With You

Have you ever been somewhere that people think of as paradise? They went there to escape wherever they were, and then they set out making the new place exactly like where they just left? That was my experience this weekend. I went somewhere I had heard many great things about. I couldn’t wait to see […]