Essential Oils · Homesteading · Prepping

There’s An Oil For That: Essential Oils and The First Aid Kit

We keep extensive first aid kits in the truck, in our bug out kit, in every bathroom, and even the kitchen. Full of band aids, tweezers, scissors and a multitude of things. But one thing I keep in a safe place is my essential oils. Ready to grab if need be, and use. These tiny… Continue reading There’s An Oil For That: Essential Oils and The First Aid Kit

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Urban Farming Books For Reading

While it's hard to find enough time to study and read in summer, I try to get in some time on the elliptical every week. I work out, I get a workout for my mind. These books have been a great help for our continuing education on how to urban farm better. The Urban Farmer:… Continue reading Urban Farming Books For Reading

Gardening · Homesteading · Preserving · Recipes · Urban Homesteading

Dehydrating Zucchini Chips

Dehydrating is one of our favorite methods for preserving produce. It's quick, easy, and takes up little pantry space when done. Zucchini is a vegetable people run out of ideas on what to use it for, however dehydrating is a great way to have some for the long winter! You will need a mandolin, or… Continue reading Dehydrating Zucchini Chips

Gardening · Homesteading

Visiting Ed Hume Seeds

Yesterday Kirk and I took the boys to Ed Hume Seeds for their annual summer fair/open house. It's a PNW thing, and fun to see where a favorite regional brand of seeds comes from. They have built an amazing set of gardens you can walk through, with lots of little touches. It takes many years… Continue reading Visiting Ed Hume Seeds