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Chop Wood, Carry Water

Chop Wood, Carry Water

Or maybe it's chop water, carry wood? When the nights dip low enough to leave a nice thick layer of ice on the goat's water and you have to jab at it with the nearest, sharpest object... And the forecast calls for even lower temps and the potential for rain fall to shift into snow flurries and the house is…
Urban Emergency Survival Plan – Making Emergency Plans

Urban Emergency Survival Plan – Making Emergency Plans

I have a serious question for you today...How prepared are you for an emergency? I mean, really prepared? To be completely honest with you, despite my EDC and 72 Hour bags, food and water storage and the best of intentions, I know full well that I have so very much to learn emergency and disaster preparedness before I will really…
FoodSaver GameSaver Titanium Giveaway

FoodSaver GameSaver Titanium Giveaway

We've talked about food waste in this space before...and we've talked about a few of the solutions to food waste as well. Unfortunately, even the best of us waste a bit of food every now and then...but when we know better, we do better, right? Right! And really, is there a better way to cut down on your food waste than…
All American Sun Oven Giveaway!

All American Sun Oven Giveaway!

I surely hope you all aren't tired of giveaways yet! If you are, please just let me know and I'll stop. Really. ;-) Lucky for me (and for you) the folks at the All American Sun Oven company have teamed up with a large group of bloggers to allow us to give away another sun oven...this time, it's a deluxe…
All American Sun Oven Giveaway

All American Sun Oven Giveaway

Did you know that September is National Emergency Preparedness Month?  Honestly, I didn't even know there was such a thing until a few weeks ago!  It's sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), within the Department of Homeland Security and is meant to encourage us to take the necessary steps to prepare for any emergencies in our homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The…
Titan Ready Water Giveaway

Titan Ready Water Giveaway

As you, my faithful readers know, I belong to a couple of blogging groups that help me put together some fantastic giveaways for you on a pretty regular basis!  Sometimes the focus is homestead or urban farming related, sometimes the focus is emergency preparedness related.  The Prepared Bloggers group, which is working together to hold this giveaway, focuses on emergency…
What’s Your Threat? Drought!

What’s Your Threat? Drought!

The average person in the United States uses 80-100 gallons of water every day.* Living in the High Desert, drought is a constant consideration. We pipe in water from other areas that receive more rain fall and snow pack than we do and we cross our fingers every season for it to be a bit wetter than the previous season(s).…