Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Rendering Lard

Forget all those negative connotations you might have heard over the years.  You might have been led to believe it is unhealthy, dirty, sticky or just plain gross. None of those things are true about today’s lard. Around my homestead, homemade lard from pastured pigs is practically white gold. It’s one of my most-used, sought-after, […]

Is Firewood a Part of Your Emergency Preparedness?

We all know that water is the Number One consideration when it comes to survival. Three days without the wet stuff, and you’re pushing up daisies. Besides water, have you ever thought of the availability of wood as a survival must-have? Have you stocked up on firewood for survival? Back when we lived in the […]

Tips for Surviving an Earthquake

Imagine the ground under you is moving and you’re in the middle of an earthquake. It’s pretty scary, isn’t it? Unfortunately, it’s not exactly possible to predict earthquakes, though they can be anticipated. The natural disasters mainly occur near edges of tectonic plates (hello, California); however, they can occur anywhere. Learning what to do in […]

THE FLU And How To Avoid It

If you want to avoid the flu, then know this… during the winter months when outdoor temperatures plummet and people spend more time indoors while interacting with each-other, it increases the likelihood of spreading germs — and the flu virus. As the flu season begins to ramp up during the winter months, here are a […]

Vitamin C: A Powerful Weapon During Cold and Flu Season

Following Benjamin Franklin’s saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” you can bolster your chances to avoid the headaches of cold and flu season by an intake of Vitamin C.  Every article I have written on supplements I have included the caveat of asking your friendly family physician for permission.  This […]