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Year Three With the Honey Bees

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Year Three With the Honey Bees

I have nine hives that need to be re-housed with bees/queen from the Nucs and a list of supplies the bees need to help them survive this year. So that means I need to raise almost $1,700 for tangible local purchases next month to do my part to help save the honey bees by shepherding them, caring for them, and keeping the girls safe! Donate Here: https://www.gofundme.com/honeybeehives

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Keep Your Gut Healthy and You Will Be Happy

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Keep Your Gut Healthy and You Will Be Happy

What goes in, must come out… Make sure your body is making the most out of the foods you eat and strengthens your immune system by keeping your microbiome balanced. The microbiome is a community of trillions of microorganisms that live inside and on your body. They outnumber your own cells 10 to 1 and their health is critical and closely tied to your health and well being. Sometimes this symbiotic balance with the good bugs is upset, letting too many bad bacteria in. Taking a natural probiotic every day can help re-establish and keep the balance of good bacteria...

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DIY Laundry Detergent

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DIY Laundry Detergent

I started using Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day aroma-therapeutic laundry detergent in my efforts to live a sustainable and paleo safe lifestyle. While I love the brand, I don’t like the price and the good fragrance disappears on me in the dryer.  A hard lesson I am learning about my organic lifestyle choice is that natural products are much more expensive than synthetic ingredients. So in the spirit of my “keep it simple stupid” Army motto, I learned to make my own natural product. I choose to use Fels Naptha laundry bar and stain remover for my heavily soiled farm clothes, but a...

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Garden of Medicine

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Garden of Medicine

We live, work  and farm sustainably using natural renewable resources and grow under strict standard operating procedures that I developed as a Quality Assurance director for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries and tailored with Valhalla Spa in mind using my B.S. Degree in Agriculture and veteran discipline. Medical grade food is considered a step above certified USDA organic. We started this homestead farm when we found out how many government labeling loopholes that allowed for the USDA Certified Organic food industry to use cheap synthetics and harmful substances on the food and animals without disclosing them. Organic labeling did not encompass a high enough level of quality...

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Neem Seed Meal Fertilizer

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Neem Seed Meal Fertilizer

It's time to start thinking about preparing for next year's garden! We kill two birds with one stone in the Garden of Medicine by using Down to Earth's brand of Neem Seed Meal for pest control and fertilizer (6-2-1). I am so happy with the health and production yields from the 2016 crops of corn, watermelon, cucumber, okra, onions, peppers, sugar cane, and tobacco that I endorse it for Seth's Seal of Safety. How do I use it? I place about 1/8 - 1/4 cup (hand full) mixed in with compost in the transplant hole when I out-plant the seedlings in the spring. Then...

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